Saving Ghouta – The Hindu (Word List To Improve Vocabulary) (Mar 12 2018)

Saving Ghouta – The Hindu (Mar 12 2018)

The agreement reached between armed groups in Eastern Ghouta and a UN delegation to evacuate some militants from the besieged enclave is the first major concession the rebels have made since Syrian government attacks began a month ago. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. militant (noun) – extremist, radical, fanatic.
  2. besieged (adjective) – (of a place) surrounded by armed forces.
  3. enclave (noun) – (a portion of) territory; area, region.
  4. concession (noun) – surrender, yielding, giving up.
  5. bombardment (noun) –  bombing, shelling (continuous attack).
  6. apocalypse (noun) – an event involving destruction or damage.
  7. unanimously (adverb) – without opposition, agreed to by everyone involved.
  8. ceasefire (noun) – truce; a temporary stoppage of a war.
  9. hostility (noun) – aversion, unfriendliness/opposition, antipathy.
  10. run out (phrasal verb) – be exhausted, be finished, give out.
  11. in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
  12. eerie (adjective) – strange, uncanny, unnatural/unearthly.
  13. deter (verb) – prevent, stop, hold back.
  14. shell (verb) – bombard, fire on, attack.
  15. prolong (verb) – make longer, extend, protract.
  16. endanger (verb) – imperil, jeopardise, put in danger/put at risk.
  17. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.


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