The Hindu Editorial (Enter the peace process) – Apr 01, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Enter the peace process) – Apr 01, 2021

External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar’s comment that India supports talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban signals a subtle shift in New Delhi’s approach towards the Afghan crisis. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Enter the peace process) – Apr 01, 2021.

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  1. influence (noun) – power, sway, leverage, authority.
  2. comment (noun) – remark, statement, observation; mention.
  3. signal (verb) – indicate, show, express, point to, imply.
  4. subtle (adjective) – delicate, indistinct, toned down.
  5. The Heart of Asia (noun) – it provides a platform for sincere and results-oriented regional cooperation by placing Afghanistan at its center, in recognition of the fact that a secure and stable Afghanistan is vital to the prosperity of the Heart of Asia region. This platform was established to address the shared challenges and interests of Afghanistan and its neighbors and regional partners. The Heart of Asia is comprised of 15 participating countries, 17 supporting countries, and 12 supporting regional and international organizations.
  6. supportive (adjective) – in favour, approving, on the side of.
  7. accelerate (verb) – increase, hasten, expedite, speed up.
  8. dialogue (noun) – discussion, discourse, exchange of views (to solve a problem).
  9. in reference to (phrase) – with regard to, regarding, as regards, with respect to, on the subject of.
  10. insurgent (noun) – rebellious, mutinous, seditious, subversive; dissenting, agitating/rioting.
  11. steadfastly (adverb) – firmly, resolutely, single-mindedly.
  12. evolve (verb) – alter, change, transform gradually; develop, progress, advance gradually.
  13. host (verb) – arrange, organize something (in one’s place).
  14. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  15. delegation (noun) – a body of delegates/representatives; diplomatic mission, commission, deputation.
  16. intra- (prefix) – within.
  17. Doha Agreement (noun) – The Doha Agreement, more formally, “Agreement for Bringing Peace to Afghanistan between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan which is not recognised by the US as a state and is known as the Taliban and the United States of America, 2020” was signed on the February 29 in Doha, Qatar. The deal was considered a historic step towards establishing peace in Afghanistan.
  18. inaugural (adjective) – first, initial, introductory.
  19. reaffirm (verb) – assert, state, assure again strongly.
  20. long-held (adjective) – held for a long time.
  21. close on the heels of (phrase) – close behind, soon after, immediately after, following closely.
  22. push (noun) – effort, initiative, drive.
  23. warring (adjective) – opposing, conflicting, clashing, at war, fighting.
  24. transition government (noun) – interim/temporary government.
  25. multilateral (adjective) – involving many different countries/parties/organizations.
  26. envoy (noun) – diplomat, consul, ambassador; representative, delegate, mediator.
  27. apparent (adjective) – evident/clear, visible, noticeable, recognizable.
  28. climbdown (noun) – withdrawal, retraction, u-turn/concession.
  29. willingness (noun) – readiness, preparedness, inclination.
  30. evolution (noun) – change, transformation, adaptation; development, advancement.
  31. in sync (phrase) – working well together, in agreement.
  32. territory (noun) – area, region, sphere; country, state, dominion.
  33. wherein (adverb) – in which.
  34. pull back (phrasal verb) – withdraw, retreat, disengage.
  35. reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain/offer help/assistance/cooperation.
  36. sponsor (verb) – uphold, support, back.
  37. flexible (adjective) – accommodating, adaptable, amenable, willing to compromise.
  38. strategic (adjective) – relating to achieving long-term or overall (military) goals.
  39. fall (noun) – downfall, ruin, collapse, failure, decline.
  40. cultivate (verb) – grow, raise.
  41. ties (noun) – association, relationship, bond, connection.
  42. irrigation (noun) – the process of (artificially) supplying water to farmland to grow crops & plants.
  43. infrastructure (noun) – the basic physical or organisational structure for something (to function properly).  
  44. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  45. take over (phrasal verb) – assume control of, take control of, gain control of, take charge of, take command of.
  46. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  47. capitulation (noun) – surrender, submission, yielding, giving in.
  48. strengthen someone’s hand (phrase) – encourage someone to act more effectively.
  49. clout (noun) – influence, power, control.
  50. as well as (phrase) – and in addition.
  51. strive (verb) – try, attempt, make every effort.


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