The China plan – The Hindu (Nov 25, 2017)

The China plan – The Hindu (Nov 25, 2017)

The agreement reached between Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees suggests that the Chinese proposal has found some traction as a solution to the crisis…… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. the devil is in the detail (phrase) – the details of something are always difficult & problematic part of it.
  2. repatriation (noun) – the return of someone to their own country. repatriate (verb) – send (someone) back to their own country; expulsion, expelling, banishment, exile.
  3. traction (noun) – an idea or a product gains popularity/acceptance.
  4. flee (verb) – flight, escape, exit.
  5. humanitarian crisis (noun) – humanitarian disaster; it is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area.
  6. war of words (phrase) – argument, row/fight, disagreement.
  7. step in (phrasal verb) – intervene, intercede, get involved/take action.
  8. ceasefire (noun) – truce; a temporary stoppage of a war.
  9. devastate (verb) – shatter, shock, traumatize/distress.
  10. presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly.
  11. wary (adjective) – cautious, careful, circumspect/sceptical.
  12. proactive (adjective) – refer to someone acting in advance rather than awaiting something to happen.
  13. at stake (phrase) – at risk/issue or in question.
  14. protracted (adjective) – very long, prolonged, extended.
  15. perilous (adjective) – dangerous, risky,  life-threatening.
  16. make headway (phrase) – make progress, make strides, gain ground.
  17. roll back (phrasal verb) – reverse the progress of something.
  18. render (verb) – depict, portray, represent.


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