Improve Vocabulary : Words of the Day

Improve Vocabulary : Words of the Day


Here are the words, I needed to look in dictionary while reading Editorial ” Warm in Wahsington – Modi Meets Donald Trump” in The Hindu.

  1. Accord(noun) – treaty, agreement, settlement/deal.
  2. Albeit(conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  3. Articulate(verb) – express, communicate, make public/announce.
  4. Bilateral(adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  5. Bonhomie(noun) – friendliness, warmth, geniality/affability.
  6. Convergence(noun) – the process of converging; intersection, interchange.
  7. Course(noun) – route, way, direction.
  8. Curb(noun) – check, restraint, control.
  9. Departurefrom (noun) – deviation/divergence, variation, change.
  10. Entrepreneurship(noun) – the process/activity of setting up a business.
  11. Forge(verb) – build, construct, create.
  12. Front burner(noun) – the focus of attention.
  13. Fuel(verb) – stimulate, encourage, intensify (an intense feeling).
  14. Handicapped(adjective) – hampered, impeded;  restricted/obstructed.
  15. Insertion(noun) – introduction, placing, positioning.
  16. Maiden(adjective) – first, initial, inaugural.
  17. Muted(verb) – indistinct, quiet/soft, dull.
  18. Predecessor(noun) – forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
  19. Put something to rest(phrase) – stop doubt by resolving an issue.
  20. Reston (verb) – be based on, depend on, centre/rely on.
  21. Sovereignty(noun) – autonomy, independence, self-government/rule.
  22. Substantive(adjective) – important & meaningful.
  23. Territorial(adjective) – geographical, zonal, topical.
  24. Trade deficit(noun) – a trade deficit (a deficit in the balance of trade) occurs when the value of a country’s imports exceeds that of its exports. It is also called a trade gap.
  25. Veiled(verb) – hidden, concealed/camouflaged, indirect.


— Disclaimer : 

To see the meaning of word by Oxford Dictionary, click on the word. Or just highlight the word to see the meaning from inbuilt dictionary.

The definitions or meanings of words above, are based on my understanding and reading and not that of Oxford dictionary.

The definitions/ meanings are tentative, a summarized out come of internet search.

This list is based on my personal experience and study.

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