English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 11th July 2017

The Hamburg tussle – The Hindu (Jul 11, 2017)

The Hamburg tussle – The Hindu (Jul 11, 2017)

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Word List-1

  1. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  2. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  3. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  4. inauguration (noun) – the formal admission of someone to office.
  5. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by, among/amongst.
  6. face-off (noun) – conflict, clash, fight.
  7. pull together (phrasal verb) – collaborate/cooperate, team up, unite.
  8. communique (noun) – official communication, press release, bulletin.
  9. recalcitrance (noun) – an attitude of uncooperative, resistant, non-compliant.
  10. interlocutor (noun) – a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  11. pivotal (adjective) – central, crucial, vital/critical.
  12. unanimity (noun) – consensus/agreement, unity, solidarity.
  13. run against (phrasal verb) – oppose, counter, deny.
  14. irreversible (adjective) – irreparable, irremediable, unrectifiable.
  15. fossil-fuels (noun) – non renewable resources or fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are formed from the buried /deposited organic materials.
  16. strike an odd note (phrase) – appear, express, communicate strange/unusual opinion.
  17. protectionism (noun) – the use of tariff and non-tariff restrictions on imports to protect domestic producers from foreign competition.
  18. dynamics (noun) – the forces for growth/development.
  19. strain (verb) – try very hard, strive,  struggle.
  20. learning curve (noun) – it is a graphical representation of the increase of learning with experience.
  21. rift (noun) – disagreement, dispute, conflict/discontent.
  22. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  23. undercurrent (noun) – (hidden) atmosphere, feeling, condition.
  24. discontent (noun) – dissatisfaction, disaffection, resentment.
  25. mitigate (verb) – alleviate, reduce, lessen.
  26. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, essential.

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