Back on track? – The Hindu (March 01, 2017)

Back on track? – The Hindu (March 01, 2017)

Recent discussions between Indian and Chinese officials on the way forward in Afghanistan are a welcome sign that both countries are attempting to…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2:

  1. on track (phrase) – on course.
  2. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  3. freeze (noun) – fix, suspension, hold.
  4. potential (noun) – possibility, prospect, opportunity.
  5. common ground (phrase) – opinions/interests shared each of two or more parties.
  6. radicalism (noun) –  it denotes political principles focused on altering social structures through revolutionary means and changing value systems in fundamental ways (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  7. cramp (verb) – hinder, impede, inhibit.
  8. facilitate (verb) – enable, assist, help.
  9. measure (noun) – action, course, deed/proceeding.
  10. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour.
  11. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  12. trot out (phrasal verb) – recite, repeat, reiterate/restate.
  13. thwart (verb) – oppose, foil, prevent/forestall.
  14. inevitably (adverb) – naturally, automatically, necessarily.
  15. maritime (adjective) – of or related to the sea.
  16. sign up (phrasal verb) – commit/agree oneself to an agreement officially.
  17. neighbourhood (noun) – surrounding area (countries here).
  18. build on (verb) –  expand ondevelop, enhance.
  19. scenario (noun) – course of events, situation.
  20. back down (phrasal verb) – withdraw, give in, reconsider.


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