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