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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 5 June 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 5 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 ans 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 5 June 2020.

  1. skyrocket (verb) –
    rise, increase, escalate, mount; mushroom, snowball.
  2. tie (noun) –
    bond, association, relationship.
  3. mutual trust (noun) –
    it refers to the confidence that each party will fulfill its obligations and behave as expected.
  4. cold war (noun) –
    a state of conflict between nations that does not involve direct military action but is pursued primarily through economic and political actions, propaganda, acts of espionage (spying) or proxy wars (war through a representative/agent).
  5. bar (verb) – 
    block, ban, forbid/prohibit.
  6. instance (noun) – 
    example, case in point.
  7. pandemic (noun) –
    the worldwide spread of a new disease;
  8. retaliatory (adjective) – 
    revenging, vengeful, avenging.
  9. resume (verb) –
    restart, recommence, begin again.
  10. in the wake of (phrase) –
    as a result of some event, especially an unpleasant one; aftermath, as a consequence of.
  11. curb (noun) –
    restraint, control/check, restriction, limitation.
  12. in place (phrase) –
    operational, in position.
  13. de-escalation (noun) –
    reduction, lessening, decrease (the intensity of a potentially violent situation).
  14. rethink (noun) – 
    reconsideration, review, reassessment, re-evaluation.
  15. hostile (noun) –
    aggressive, confrontational, unfriendly, belligerent; opposed, inimical, ill-disposed.
  16. Pentagon (noun) – 
    the headquarters building of the United States Department of Defense, near Washington, DC.
  17. revisionist (adjective) – 
    unorthodox, nonconformist, revolutionary, freethinking.
  18. Revisionism (noun) –
    a country’s/state’s dissatisfaction with the international order.
  19. The Cold War (noun) – 
    The Cold War was a state of political and military tension after World War II between powers in the Western (Capitalist) Bloc and powers in the Eastern (Soviet) Bloc.
  20. ideological (adjective) –
    relating to a system of ideas.
  21. bloc (noun) – 
    alliance, association, union.
  22. possibility (noun) –
    chance, probability.
  23. confrontation (noun) – 
    conflict, fight, face-off.
  24. pragmatism (noun) – 
    expediency, realism, taking advantage/common sense.
  25. reset (noun) – 
    re-establishment of diplomatic relations.
  26. make way (phrase) –
    clear the way, allow through, move aside, make room.
  27. aggressive (adjective) –
    hostile, belligerent, bellicose, combative, hawkish, warlike.
  28. deepen (verb) –
    increase, intensify, heighten, exacerbate, aggravate, worsen.
  29. mistrust (noun) – 
    distrust, doubt, misgivings, suspicion.
  30. desperately (adverb) – 
    seriously/urgently, pressingly, intensely.
  31. look for (phrasal verb) – 
    search for, try to find, seek.
  32. misfortune (noun) – 
    problem, difficulty, trouble.
  33. fall on (phrasal verb) –
    (of a burden) be borne by, incurred by; to suffer/sustain/experience something (difficulties and problems).
  34. batter (verb) –
    damage, spoil, impair/ruin; smash, hit/strike repeatedly.
  35. downturn (noun) – 
    decline, setback, blow/upset (in economic activity).
  36. Great Depression (noun) – 
    a worldwide economic depression that started in 1929 and lasted until the late 1930s (almost for 10 years until about 1939).
  37. unless (conjunction) –
    expect that.
  38. course (noun) –
    plan of action, course of action, strategy, approach; direction/way of doing something.

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