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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 8 July 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 8 July 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 8 July 2020.

  1. disengagement (noun) – 
    withdrawal, departure, retreat (of military troops from an area of conflict).
  2. Line of Actual Control (LAC) (noun) – 
    the de-facto (effective) border between India and China.
  3. standoff (noun) – 
    deadlock, stalemate, impasse (in a dispute/conflict).
  4. disengage (verb) – 
    withdraw, pull out, leave, move out, retreat (of military troops from an area of conflict).
  5. seek (verb) –
    try, aim, attempt, work towards.
  6. ties (noun) –
    bond, association, relationship.
  7. temper (verb) –
    moderate, modify, tone down, mitigate, soften.
  8. de-escalate (verb) – 
    diminish, lessen/decrease, dwindle (the intensity of a conflict).
  9. hostility (noun) – 
    opposition, aversion, enmity, antipathy; unfriendliness, bitterness.
  10. pause (noun) – 
    break/interval, temporary stoppage, suspension.
  11. consensus (noun) – 
    an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group, agreement, concurrence.
  12. tranquillity (noun) –
    peacefulness, restfulness, calmness, quietness.
  13. carry out (phrasal verb) –
    conduct, perform, execute.
  14. be easier said than done (phrase) – 
    used to say that something sounds like a good idea in theory, but it would be very difficult to do.
  15. clash (noun) – 
    conflict, fight, confrontation.
  16. undertake (verb) –
    begin, start, commence,embark on.
  17. de-escalation (noun) –
    reduction, lessening, decrease (the intensity of a potentially violent situation).
  18. accompany (verb) – 
    occur with, be present with, appear with, coincide with, coexist with.
  19. end-point (noun) – 
    finishing line. 
  20. set out (phrasal verb) –
    present, describe, detail.
  21. course (noun) –
    plan of action, line of action, system, strategy, approach.
  22. diplomatic (adjective) –
    (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  23. parley (noun) – 
    negotiation, talk/dialogue, discussion.
  24. mechanism (noun) – 
    procedure, process, method/technique.
  25. measure (noun) – 
    step, action, course of action, plan of action, procedure.
  26. buffer zone (noun) –
    a military no-go area;demilitarized zone, border zone.  
  27. pull back (phrasal verb) – 
    withdraw, retreat, disengage.
  28. status quo ante (phrase) – 
    a Latin phrase meaning “the  state of affairs existing before” (or) “the way things were before”.
  29. mobilisation (noun) –
    in military terminology, mobilisation is the act of assembling and readying troops  together for a particular cause (e.g. war).
  30. under way (phrase) – 
    going on, continuing, in progress.
  31. casualty (noun) – 
    victim, fatality, mortality. 
  32. put aside (phrasal verb) – 
    disregard/forget, set aside, ignore.
  33. build-up (noun) –
    development, escalation, expansion.
  34. circumstances (noun) – 
    situation, conditions, state of affairs.
  35. counter-measure (noun) – 
    corrective action; solution, answer, antidote, cure.
  36. summit (noun) –
    meeting, conference.
  37. resume (verb) –
    restart, recommence, begin again.
  38. bilateral (adjective) – 
    involving two groups or countries.
  39. foreseeable (adjective) – 
    unsurprising, predictable, expected, anticipated reasonably.
  40. over time (phrase) –
    if something happens over time, it happens gradually over a long period of time.
  41. balanced (adjective) – 
    level-headed, practical, sensible, realistic.

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