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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15 June 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15 June 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section with their best. So it is most important for the students to improve their writing as well as verbal skills. An important part of this process is working on your English vocabulary.

For improvement of vocabulary we are providing here most important The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15 June 2020.

  1. tie (noun) –
    bond, association, relationship.
  2. setback (noun) – 
    problem, difficulty, issue.
  3. brinkmanship (noun) –
    the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink (edge) of active conflict, especially in politics.
  4. precipice (noun) – 
    a dangerous situation; a very steep cliff on a mountain.
  5. ratify (verb) –
    confirm, validate, approve, sanction.
  6. mark (verb) – 
    indicate, represent, signify.
  7. decidedly (adverb) – 
    clearly, obviously, noticeably, undeniably, undoubtedly.
  8. resurface (verb) –
    come out, arise again.
  9. reflect (verb) –
    indicate, display, show, reveal, disclose, exhibit.
  10. depiction (noun) –
    delineation, representation, description, portrayal.
  11. snowball (verb) – 
    increase, rise, escalate rapidly.
  12. behest (noun) – 
    instruction, requirement, demand, wish/desire.
  13. rift (noun) – 
    break, division, split; disagreement, difference of opinion (in relationship).
  14. lack of (noun) – 
    absence, deficiency, unavailability, fall short of.
  15. diplomatic (adjective) –
    (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  16. manoeuvre (noun) – 
    (carefully planned) operation, exercise, activity.
  17. step back (phrasal verb) – 
    withdraw, disengage, pull out/pull back.
  18. brink (noun) –
    edge/verge/end (of something).
  19. surfaced road (noun) –
    a road that is with a hard smooth surface of asphalt, tarmac, or concrete.
  20. contend (verb) –
    assert, claim, argue, insist, state.
  21. ambassador (noun) – 
    envoy, diplomat, consul.
  22. pandemic (noun) –
    the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  23. enrage (verb) –
    make angry, provoke, incite, infuriate.
  24. point out (phrasal verb) –
    refer to, mention, identify, draw attention to.
  25. bilateral (adjective) – 
    involving two groups or countries.
  26. multilateral (adjective) – 
    involving many different countries.
  27. pursue (verb) –
    engage in, conduct, follow, carry on.
  28. stand-off (noun) – 
    deadlock, stalemate, impasse (in a dispute/conflict).
  29. bolster (verb) –
    strengthen, support, fortify, reinforce/buttress.
  30. borne past participle of bear (verb) –
    have, display, show, present.
  31. backing (noun) –
    support, approval, endorsement.
  32. regardless of (phrase) –
    irrespective of,without consideration of,notwithstanding, in spite of.
  33. accusation (noun) – 
    allegation, charge, claim, assertion.
  34. downslide (noun) – 
    decline, downward movement/trend, downgrade.
  35. diplomacy (noun) – 
    international politics, foreign affairs, foreign policy.
  36. unanimous (adjective) –
    in complete agreement/accord, with one voice, concordant/united.
  37. futility (noun) –
    uselessness, pointlessness, vanity.
  38. cast (verb) –
    name, assign, select, choose.
  39. piece (noun) –
    case, instance.
  40. lest (conjunction) – 
    in case, just in case, in order to avoid, to avoid the risk of.
  41. consequence (noun) –
    outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  42. flinch (verb) –
    shy away, recoil, shrink, pull back.
  43. blockade (noun) –
    barricade, barrier, obstacle/impediment.
  44. land-locked (adjective) –
    (a country) surrounded by land.
  45. seek (verb) – 
    try, aim, attempt. 
  46. legacy (noun) –
    something received from a predecessor or from the past.
  47. overturn (verb) – 
    reverse, overrule, nullify/cancel.
  48. monarchy (noun) – 
    a form of government in which a country is ruled by someone who rules for life and usually receives their position from another person when that person dies (Courtesy: VOA Leaning English).
  49. nightmare (noun) – 
    very unpleasant or frightening experience; ordeal, horror, torment.
  50. post (noun) –
    border outpost, a military base/camp, command post (for border patrol).
  51. fallout (noun) – 
    adverse results/consequence; after-effects, repercussions.
  52. alacrity (noun) – 
    readiness, eagerness, willingness.

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