English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 27th June 2017

English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 27th June 2017

Mending the rift – The Hindu (Jun 27, 2017)

The fact that Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates have handed over a list of demands to the Qatari regime should, on the face of it,….For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. mend (verb) – correct, amend, rectify.
  2. rift (noun) – disagreement, dispute, conflict.
  3. regime (noun) – government, rule, leadership.
  4. on the face of it (phrase) – apparently, seemingly, evidently.
  5. impasse (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, stand-off.
  6. comply with (verb) – abide by, adhere to, follow/respect.
  7. disown (verb) – renounce, reject, deny.
  8. thriving (adjective) – growing, prosperous; flourishing.
  9. bloc (noun) – alliance, group, federation/union.
  10. dissident (noun) – objector, protester, disputant.
  11. enforce (verb) – force, compel, demand/insist on.
  12. cease (verb) – stop, conclude, terminate.
  13. implication (noun) – consequence, result, ramification/repercussion.
  14. muscle power (noun) – influence, power/force, strength.
  15. bully (noun) – persecutor, oppressor, browbeater/intimidator.
  16. prevail over (verb) – win through, triumph,, succeed.
  17. precursor (noun) – sign, signal, indication.
  18. shore up (phrasal verb) – support, assist, buttress/strengthen.
  19. remittance (noun) – payment, settlement, money.
  20. sanguine ( adjective) – optimistic, positive, hopeful.

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