The 2003 ceasefire agreement between India and Pakistan is now alive only in the breach, with violations intensifying in number and much damage to life and livelihood along the border. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- ceasefire (noun) – truce; a temporary stoppage of a war.
- breach (noun) – rift, division/difference, disunion.
- drift (noun) – the development towards an unwelcoming one; departure, divergence, deviation.
- arrest (verb) – stop/block, prevent, restrict.
- unfold (verb) – develop, evolve, happen/take place.
- unilateral (adjective) – relating to something done by a country without approval/agreement from other countries involved in the situation.
- high point (noun) – the most significant part of a period of time.
- premiership (noun) – governance, administration, the office/position of a prime minister.
- successor (noun) – a person who succeeds another.
- heed (verb) – pay attention to, take notice of, be mindful of.
- legacy (noun) – consequence, effect/outcome, repercussion.
- spiral (noun) – the process of decline through continuous ups and downs of particular aspect.
- rhetoric (noun) – bombast/heroics, hyperbole/extravagant language.
- flee (verb) – run away, take flight, escape.
- statesmanship (noun) – the skilful management of a country’s external affairs.
- brinkmanship (noun) – the art/practice of following a dangerous system to the limit of safety, especially in politics, to get expected results.
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