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