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