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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 16 June 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 16 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 16 June 2020.

  1. ties (noun) –
    bond, association, relationship.
  2. ceasefire (noun) –
    a temporary stoppage of a war, truce, armistice.
  3. shelling (noun) – 
    bombardment, barrage fire, bombing.
  4. retaliation (noun) – 
    revenge, vengeance, counter-attack.
  5. consternation (noun) – 
    a sudden and unexpected feeling of worry/anxiety that causes confusion; dismay, surprise, shock.
  6. go on (phrasal verb) – 
    continue, carry on, proceed; happen, take place, occur.
  7. so long as (phrase) – 
    given that, provided that.
  8. grim (adjective) –
    terrible, awful, dreadful, horrible.
  9. phenomenon (noun) – 
    occurrence, event, happening.
  10. succumb (verb) – 
    die from, pass away as a result of, be a fatality of, fall victim to (a disease or injury).
  11. front (verb) –
    to act/serve as a cover for something.
  12. mortar (noun) –
    a short gun for shooting shells (bombs) at high angles.
  13. splinter (noun) –
    the foreign body lodged inside tissue. (here, it is the splinter of a mortar shell).
  14. claim (verb) –
    to cause the loss of someone’s life; to cause someone’s death.
  15. in the aftermath of (phrase) –
    as a consequence of, as a result of.
  16. dilution (noun) –
    reduction in value of something.
  17. lockdown (noun) –
    an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  18. address (verb) –
    tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  19. obviously (adverb) – 
    clearly, evidently, manifestly, undoubtedly.
  20. normalcy (noun) – 
    a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  21. aspect (noun) –
    factor, particular, detail.
  22. sphere (noun) – 
    an area of activity.
  23. repair (noun) – 
    condition, shape, state.
  24. personnel (noun) – 
    staff, employees, workforce.
  25. mission (noun) – 
    embassy, consulate.
  26. point to (verb) –
    indicate, suggest, denote.
  27. breakdown (noun) –
    failure, collapse, foundering.
  28. adhere to (verb) –
    abide by, follow, obey, comply with.
  29. reciprocal (adjective) –
    mutual, common, shared.
  30. protocol (noun) –
    procedure, convention, policy, rules of conduct.
  31. regarding (preposition) –
    about, with regard to, with reference to, concerning.
  32. tit-for-tat (phrase) – 
    equivalent retaliation; counterattack, revenge, an eye for an eye.
  33. expel (verb) –
    banish, exile, deport, evict, expatriate.
  34. espionage (noun) –
    the act of spying; obtaining secret or confidential (political or military) information of a country and/or disclosing it without the permission of that country; undercover work, infiltration, counter-intelligence.
  35. diplomatic (adjective) –
    ambassadorial, consular.
  36. spare (verb) – 
    refrain from (injuring/distressing); not harm, leave uninjured, leave unhurt.
  37. harassment (noun) – 
    persecution, ill treatment, persistent annoyance, coercion/intimidation.
  38. episodically (adverb) – 
    irregularly, sporadically, periodically, occasionally.
  39. on show (phrase) – 
    being exhibited; on display (to be seen by the public).
  40. studiously (adverb) – 
    deliberately, consciously, intentionally.
  41. staff (verb) – 
    man, work, operate.
  42. commensurate (adjective) – 
    equivalent with,proportional, comparable with.
  43. vastly (adverb) – 
    extremely, immensely, exceedingly, hugely/largely.
  44. shrink (verb) – 
    lessen, reduce, decrease.
  45. bilateral (adjective) – 
    involving two groups or countries.
  46. 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.
  47. rage (verb) – 
    be at its height, be uncontrollable; reach a high degree of intensity.
  48. curb (noun) –
    restraint, control/check, restriction, limitation.
  49. face-to-face (adjective) –
    confronting, opposing, intimidating (each other).
  50. prudent (adjective) –
    wise, sensible, well judged.

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