The announcement by India and Pakistan of plans to operationalise a visa-free corridor between Dera Baba Nanak in Indian Punjab and Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan’s Punjab heeds a longstanding plea of Sikh pilgrims.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Corridor of hope: On the Kartarpur proposal) – Nov 24, 2018
- Heed (verb) – सावधान रहना, ध्यान लगाना
Meaning – Pay attention to; take notice of.
Synonyms – take into account, consider.
Sentence – He should have heeded the warnings.
- Plea (noun) – दलील, कारण, तर्क
Meaning – A request made in an urgent and emotional manner.
Synonyms – petition, appeal, request.
Sentence – He made a dramatic plea for disarmament.
- Facilitate (verb) – की सुविधा प्रदान करना, सुगम करना
Meaning – Make (an action or process) easy or easier.
Synonyms – enable, assist, make easier.
Sentence – Funding was aimed at facilitating development not limiting it.
- Logistics (noun) – सैन्य-तंत्र, तर्कशास्त्र
Meaning – The detailed organization and implementation of a complex operation.
Synonyms – organization/execution, direction, coordination.
Sentence – The logistics of a large-scale rock show demand certain necessities.
- Low-hanging fruit (phrase)
Meaning – something (goal/task/deed) easy to achieve.
- Fall (verb) – गिरना, घटना, टूट पड़ना
Meaning – Move from a higher to a lower level, typically rapidly and without control.
Synonyms – occur, take place, happen, come.
Sentence – The tear drop that fell to the sandy floor changed as it fell, to a jewel.
- Template (noun) – खाका, नमूना
Meaning – A shaped piece of rigid material used as a pattern for processes such as cutting out, shaping, or drilling.
Synonyms – model, pattern, blueprint.
Sentence – The plans for this project come with full-size pattern templates
- Balm (noun) – लेप, मरहम
Meaning – Something that has a soothing or restorative effect.
Synonyms – relief, comfort, consolation.
Sentence – What you need is an aural balm to soothe all ears.
- Revive (verb) – पुनर्जीवित, पूर्वरूप में लाना
Meaning – Restore to life or consciousness.
Synonyms – bring back, resuscitate, re-institute.
Sentence –It was only their desperate efforts to revive him that saved his life.
- Swearing-in (noun) – शपथ ग्रहण में
Meaning – a ceremony at which a person is admitted into office by taking oath.
Sentence – The swearing-in of the new president.
- Set back (phrasal verb)
Meaning – delay, hinder, impede.
- Bilateral (adjective) – द्विपक्षीय
Meaning – involving two groups or countries.
Sentence – We report a case of acute airway obstruction secondary to bilateral broncholiths.
- Going forward (phrase)
Meaning – from now on, in the future.
- Diplomat (noun) – राजनयिक, कूटनीतिज्ञ
Meaning – An official representing a country abroad.
Synonyms – ambassador, envoy, emissary, consul.
Sentence – However, diplomats and former senior officials were sceptical of the claims.
- Sort out (phrasal verb)
Meaning – settle, resolve.
- Consular (adjective)
Meaning – relating to the consul or consulate in a foreign city.
Sentence – A consular official must interview applicants.
- Flare up (noun) – भड़कना, उत्तेजित होना
Meaning – A sudden outburst of something, especially violence or hostility.
Synonyms – start suddenly, erupt, reoccur, reappear.
Sentence – A flare-up between the two countries.
- Freeze (noun) – स्थिर, जम जाना
Meaning – Become or cause to become blocked, covered, or rigid with ice.
Synonyms – an act of keeping something at a fixed state.
Sentence – Trees can be planted any time before the ground freezes.
- Avenue (noun) – मार्ग, द्वार
Meaning – A broad road in a town or city, typically having trees at regular intervals along its sides.
Synonyms – way, path, approach, direction, method.
Sentence – Tree-lined avenues surround the hotel.
- Concord (noun) – सामंजस्य, समझौता
Meaning – Agreement or harmony between people or groups.
Synonyms – agreement, harmony, consensus, concurrence.
Sentence – A pact of peace and concord.
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