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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 14th February 2020

  1. perception (noun) – understanding, discernment, recognition/realization; interpretation.
  2. envoy (noun) – representative, delegate, messenger/spokesperson (on a diplomatic mission).
  3. ground reality (noun) – practical condition/situation.
  4. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  5. productive (noun) – useful, effective, beneficial, helpful.
  6. incident (noun) – affair, event, occurrence, happening.
  7. delegation (noun) – a body of representatives.
  8. glimpse (noun) – glance, brief look, sight.
  9. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  10. come forward (phrasal verb) – volunteer, step forward.
  11. account (noun) – explanation, description, narrative.
  12. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/account.
  13. prevail (verb) – exist, be in existence, be present.
  14. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  15. exchange (noun) – reciprocity, trade, interchange.
  16. ambassador (noun) – envoy, diplomat, consul.
  17. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, create a situation to do something, precede, make provision for.
  18. Brussels (noun) – The headquarters of the European Union. Brussels is a metonym of the European Union.
  19. summit (noun) – meeting, conference, talk.
  20. superficial (adjective) – insignificant, unimportant, hollow, meaningless; artificial.
  21. escape someone’s attention (phrase) – to fail to be noticed by someone.
  22. confines (noun) – limits, boundaries, borders (of a place).
  23. handpick (verb) – specially chosen, specially selected.
  24. opt out (phrasal verb) – decide not to participate in something.
  25. freer (comparative adjective of free) – casual, informal, unforced, natural.
  26. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  27. relent (verb) – change one’s mind, back down, give in.
  28. chimera (noun) – illusion, false impression, deceptive appearance.
  29. patently (adverb) – obviously, clearly, apparently/without doubt.
  30. fragile (noun) – weak, shaky/risky, feeble/unsound.
  31. snap (verb) – break suddenly.
  32. puzzle (verb) – perplex, confuse, bewilder/mystify.
  33. affairs (noun) – matters, activities, concerns.
  34. square up (phrasal verb) – face, tackle, deal with (a difficulty/problem) firmly.
  35. lie (verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  36. octogenarian (adjective) – a person who is between 80 and 89 years old.
  37. wrongdoing (noun) – misconduct, criminal act, lawbreaking.
  38. furnish (verb) – provide, issue, give.
  39. credible (adjective) – acceptable, dependable, convincing.
  40. prosperity (noun) – success, comfort, good fortune, well being.
  41. momentous (adjective) – significant, important, serious, crucial/critical.
  42. legitimate (adjective) – valid, reasonable, reliable.
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