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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 21st February 2020

  1. trump card (noun) – valuable resource used as a surprise in order to gain an advantage.
  2. yield (verb) – give, provide, produce.
  3. outcome (noun) – result, consequence, aftermath, development.
  4. come into view (phrase) – become visible.
  5. bonhomie (noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
  6. spur (verb) – stimulate, encourage, motivate.
  7. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  8. centre (verb) – focus, concentrate, pivot, be based.
  9. take forward (phrasal verb) – deal with/handle, address, take responsibility for.
  10. cast a (dark) cloud over (phrase) – to make someone to feel less happy/hopeful; to cause people to stop believing something.
  11. give one last push (phrase) – the final effort in a difficult/challenging endeavor.
  12. come through (phrasal verb) – be processed; to do what is expected/needed.
  13. market access (noun) – it means the conditions, tariff and non-tariff measures, agreed by (WTA) members for the entry of specific goods into their markets.
  14. Generalised System of Preferences (GSP) (noun) – The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is a U.S. trade program designed to promote economic growth in the developing world by providing preferential duty-free entry for thousands of products from 129 designated beneficiary countries and territories.
  15. setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  16. sort of (phrase) – to some extent, somewhat, somehow.
  17. fault-line (noun) – a divisive issue; a difference of opinion.
  18. contain (verb) – control, limit, restrain.
  19. influence (verb) – domination, control, sway, power, authority.
  20. dispensation (noun) – administration; system, government.
  21. optics (noun) – (typically in a political situation) the way in which an event is recognized by the public.
  22. rally (noun) – gathering, assembly, meeting.
  23. centrepiece (noun) – central component, focal point, best part.
  24. to the contrary (phrase) – in opposite to.
  25. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/account.
  26. pitch (verb) – set up, position, place.
  27. back home (phrase) – in one’s country/hometown.
  28. score (verb) – get, gain, achieve, attain.
  29. norm (noun) – standard, convention,regulation.
  30. critic (noun) – fault-finder, detractor, censurer.
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