The Hindu Editorial (Saving Afghanistan) – Apr 27, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Saving Afghanistan) – Apr 27, 2018

Even before the Taliban announced its new “spring offensive”, violence in Afghanistan had escalated dangerously this year. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Saving Afghanistan) – Apr 27, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Saving Afghanistan) – Apr 27, 2018.  

  1. desist (verb) – stopabstain/refrain, hold back.
  2. the Great Game (noun) – an intense fight between the British and the Russian Empire for dominance over Afghanistan (in 19th century).
  3. spring offensive (noun) – (symbolic) start of the fighting season; a war propaganda.
  4. casualty (noun) – victim, fatality, dead and injured.
  5. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise/applaud, commend.
  6. uncertain (adjective) – unknown, unsure, doubtful.
  7. yield (verb) – produce, give, provide.
  8. lash (verb) – strike, hit, pummel.
  9. diabolical (adjective) – wicked, shocking, dreadful/terrible.
  10. fragile (adjective) – shaky, weak, unreliable.
  11. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  12. make headway (phrase) – make progress, proceed/advance, gain ground.
  13. hard-headed (adjective) – unsentimental, practical/pragmatic, sensible.
  14. proxy (noun) – deputy, representative, delegate (indirect forces).
  15. be root in (verb) – have as an origin, have something as a cause.
  16. cast a shadow over (phrase) – spoil, diminish, let down.
  17. ironically (adverb) – paradoxically, unexpectedly, strangely.
  18. in the wake of (phrase) – aftermath, as a consequence of, as a result of.
  19. on the same page (phrase) – in agreement.
  20. piecemeal (adjective & adverb) – a little at a time, bit by bit, in stages.
  21. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  22. put aside (phrasal verb) – disregard/forget, set aside, ignore.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Saving Afghanistan) – Apr 27, 2018.

The Hindu Editorial (Saving Afghanistan) - Apr 27, 2018


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  1. Thank You! It is very helpful to learn editorials words everyday and so one can build their vocabulary. Nice initiative!

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