English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 3rd July 2017

English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 3rd July 2017

The boundary stand-off with China at the Doka La tri-junction with Bhutan is by all accounts unprecedented; it demands calmer counsel on all sides. The tri-junction stretch of… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted, non stop.
  2. stand-off (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse/standstill.
  3. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  4. undertake (verb) – begin, start, embark on.
  5. coincidence (noun) – co-occurrence, coexistence/concomitance, simultaneousness.
  6. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  7. warmth (noun) – friendliness, cordiality, kindliness/kindness.
  8. misleading (adjective) – deceptive, confusing, equivocal/ambiguous.
  9. deteriorate (verb) – worsen, decline, degenerate.
  10. setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  11. sovereignty (noun) – autonomy, independence, self-government/rule.
  12. corner (verb) – cut off, block off, trap.
  13. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  14. in turn (phrase) – in succession, successively, sequentially.
  15. spurn (verb) – refuse, decline, reject/rebuff.
  16. maritime (adjective) – of or related to the sea.
  17. uptick (noun) – a small increase.
  18. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  19. defuse (verb) – reduce, lessen, diminish.
  20. status quo (noun) – the present situation, the current state, the existing state of affairs.
  21. treaty (noun) – agreement, settlement, pact/deal.
  22. face-off (noun) – conflict, clash, fight.
  23. exemplary (adjective) – perfect, faultless, impeccable/consummate.
  24. escalation (noun) – rapid increase, rise; intensification.
  25. in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless.
  26. barrage (noun) – barrier, obstruction, defence.
  27. discreet (adjective) – careful/cautious; politic, diplomatic.

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