The Hindu Editorial (Cease fire) – Apr 13, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Cease fire) – Apr 13, 2020

The latest exchange of long-range artillery fire between the Indian and Pakistani armies in Poonch and Kupwara’s Rawthpora,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Cease fire) – Apr 13, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Cease fire) – Apr 13, 2020:

  1. ceasefire (noun) – a temporary stoppage of a war, truce, armistice.
  2. speak (verb) – indicate, show, suggest, reveal, manifest.
  3. speak ill of (phrase) – speak badly of, criticize, disparage.
  4. mechanism (noun) – procedure, process, method/technique.
  5. in place (phrase) – established, set up, in order.
  6. artillery (noun) – big guns, heavy weapons, cannons.
  7. uphold (verb) – maintain, preserve, protect; confirm or support.
  8. take up with (phrasal verb) – to start discussing with, get involved with.
  9. hotline (noun) – a direct telephone line between two head quarters of government for emergency & or communication.
  10. flag meeting (noun) – a meeting held at the border or on the Line of Control by commanders of both sides to resolve a host of issues, including ceasefire violations, return of civilians who cross the border inadvertently (unintentionally), air space violations (and also agree to exercise restraint and keep the communication channels alive that were established through reconciliation mechanism).
  11. work out (phrasal verb) – end up, turn out, come out.
  12. upward tick (noun) – uptick, (small) increase, upward trend.
  13. hollow out (verb) – remove, undermine, weaken, erode, make meaningless/useless.
  14. statehood (noun) – the condition of being an independent state.
  15. take away from (phrasal verb) – lower, reduce/lessen, devalue.
  16. preface (verb) – start, begin, introduce.
  17. stock (adjective) – regular, usual, routine, clichéd.
  18. retaliatory (adjective) – revenging, vengeful, avenging.
  19. befitting (adjective) – appropriate, suitable, apt, proper/right (to the situation).
  20. utility (noun) – use, usefulness, advantage, benefit.
  21. unchecked (adjective) – uncontrolled, unconstrained, unrestricted.
  22. bear the brunt (phrase) – to suffer or endure the worst part of something (force/burden/pressure) when a very bad or unpleasant thing happens.
  23. livelihood (noun) – means of making a living with the basic necessities (food, water, shelter and clothing); means of support, subsistence, source of income.
  24. displacement (noun) – a forced removal/departure of people from their homes, mainly due to war/natural disaster/persecution.
  25. scores of (noun) – a great many, a lot, a large number (of people).
  26. scramble (verb) – struggle, hurry/hasten, rush (to do something to achieve a goal/result).
  27. seek (verb) – try to find, try to obtain.
  28. refuge (noun) – protection, shelter, place of safety, place of security.
  29. quarantine (noun) – a process of separating out people, animals and things (such as plants) from others for a period of time in order to control/restrict the spread of a contagious disease; Quarantine is imposed to separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  30. throw to the wind (phrase) – discard, abandon, dispense with (in a careless way without worrying about the risk).
  31. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  32. shell (verb) – bomb, fire on, open fire on, shoot at, attack.
  33. facilitate (verb) – make easier, make possible; assist/help.
  34. infiltration (noun) – intrusion, incursion, trespassing, penetration.
  35. pick up the pace (phrase) – to increase the rate at which something is done/happening.
  36. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  37. snowdrift (noun) – a deposit/pile of snow formed by wind into a mound during a snowstorm.
  38. macabre (adjective) – gruesome, horrible, shocking.
  39. hand-to-hand (adjective) – (of fighting/combat) at very short range.
  40. infiltrate (verb) – penetrate, invade, intrude on, trespass on.
  41. surgical (adjective) – relating to the precise military attack aimed to cause damage on a particular target with small/no collateral damage to surroundings.
  42. collateral damage (noun) – any death, injury, or other damage inflicted that is an unintended result of military operations.
  43. drone (noun) – unmanned aircraft/missile.

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2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. 
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