Darjeeling deadlock – The Hindu (Oct 21, 2017)

Darjeeling deadlock – The Hindu (Oct 21, 2017)

The 104-day shutdown in the Darjeeling hills called by the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) may have been lifted in late September, but peace remains elusive. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. deadlock (noun) – stalemate, impasse, stand-off.
  2. sink (verb) – ignore, disregard/forget, set/put aside.
  3. tripartite (adjective) – involving three parties.
  4. elusive (adjective) – difficult to catch/find; slippery.
  5. host (of) (noun) –  lot, large number, great quantity.
  6. spar (verb) – quarrel, argue, have a fight.
  7. on the same page (phrase) – in agreement.
  8. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  9. fluid (adjective) – fluctuating, changeable, inconstant.
  10. on the run (phrase) – running away, fleeing, in flight/fugitive.
  11. misappropriation (noun) – embezzlement, expropriation, theft.
  12. proclaimed (adjective) – announced, declared, trumpeted.
  13. prop up (phrasal verb) –  support, assist, stimulate.
  14. faction (noun) – a small group, section, division (of dissenter within a large group).
  15. chart (out) (verb) – follow, outline, describe/detail.
  16. flush (noun) – a fresh growth of (crop).
  17. prevail (verb) – exist, be present, be widespread/rampant.
  18. set in (phrasal verb) – begin, start, arrive (something unpleasant).
  19. trickle (back)  (verb) – go slowly or gradually.
  20. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, no way near.
  21. revive (verb) – revitalize, restore, bring back.
  22. stir (noun) – commotion, turmoil, uproar/disturbance.
  23. retract (verb) – take back, withdraw, disown/disavow.
  24. conciliatory (adjective) – propitiatory, appeasing, pacifying/peacemaking.
  25. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.


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