Flip-flop on terror – The Hindu (Oct 17, 2017)

Flip-flop on terror – The Hindu (Oct 17, 2017)

Pakistan’s decision to withdraw terror charges against Hafiz Saeed, chief of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa/Lashkar-e-Toiba, is an outrage, and calls into question its professed seriousness to address terrorist violence emanating from its territory. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. flip-flop (noun) – a sudden reversal of something, particularly a policy/plan.
  2. reckless (adjective) – careless, thoughtless; rash/impetuous.
  3. outrage (noun) – injustice, disgrace, affront.
  4. call into question (phrase) – doubt, distrust, suspect.
  5. professed (adjective) – alleged/supposed; purported/pretended; ostensible.
  6. emanate (verb) – come out, arise; originate from.
  7. detention (noun) – custody, restraint, arrest.
  8. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  9. hold (someone) to account (phrase) – to require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
  10. wield (verb) – exercise, exert, manage/control.
  11. testimony (noun) – evidence, attestation, affidavit.
  12. call for (phrasal verb) – demand, require, need.
  13. citadel (noun) – fortress/fort, stronghold, fortification.
  14. provincial (adjective) – regional, state/district, local.
  15. oddly (adverb) – strangely, unusually, surprisingly.
  16. liability (noun) – hindrance, burden, nuisance.
  17. revive (verb) – renew, re-establish, restore.
  18. rein in (verb) – restrict, control, regulate.
  19. bounty (noun) – reward, prize, award (for capturing a person).
  20. vow (verb) – swear, promise, pledge/affirm.
  21. persistent (adjective) – continuous, steady, unrelenting.
  22. endeavour (noun) – attempt, try, effort.
  23. fall on deaf ears (phrase) – (of a request, complaint, statement, etc) be ignored/disregarded.



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