The Hindu Editorial (War without end) – Nov 22, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (War without end) – Nov 22, 2018

The attack on a religious gathering in Kabul that killed 55 people, including several scholars and clerics, is another signal of Afghanistan’s descent into chaos. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (War without end) – Nov 22, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (War without end) – Nov 22, 2018:

  1. prompt (verb) – cause, motivate, urge.
  2. scholar (noun) – intellectual, academic, learned person.
  3. cleric (noun) – a religious leader, (especially a Christian or Muslim one).
  4. descent (noun) – deterioration, decline, degeneration.
  5. chaos (noun) – disorder, disruption, confusion.
  6. blow up (phrasal verb) – explode, detonate, go off.
  7. seditious (adjective) – provocative, agitational; dissident/insurgent.
  8. allude to (verb) – refer to, imply, mention.
  9. hardline (adjective) – relating to a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  10. venerate (verb) – revere, respect, honour/idolize.
  11. sacrilegious (adjective) – irreverent, irreligious, disrespectful.
  12. extremist (noun) – a person who is with extreme political or religious views and supports violent actions; fanatic, radical, fundamentalist.
  13. deteriorate (verb) – worsen, decline, degenerate.
  14. markedly (adverb) – apparently, noticeably, significantly.
  15. stalemate (noun) – deadlock, impasse, standstill/stand-off.
  16. backer (noun) – supporter, upholder, defender.
  17. look for (phrasal verb) – search for, try to find, seek.
  18. envoy (noun) – ambassador, diplomat, consul.
  19. insurgency (noun) – uprising, revolt, rebellion.
  20. pullout (noun) – departure, withdrawal, exit.
  21. ceasefire (noun) – a temporary stoppage of a war, truce, armistice.
  22. the heat (noun) – unnecessary pressure/criticism.
  23. seize the moment/day (phrase) – to make the most of today (present moment).
  24. negotiate (verb) – discuss terms, hold talks, discuss a settlement.
  25. a tall ask/order (phrase) – tough, exacting, difficult (demand).


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