The Hindu Lead Article (In Afghan peace derailment, a wagon of hope) – Sep 14, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (In Afghan peace derailment, a wagon of hope) – Sep 14, 2019

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (In Afghan peace derailment, a wagon of hope) – Sep 14, 2019:

  1. derailment (noun) – obstruction, impediment, hindrance/obstacle.
  2. wagon (noun) – carriage, wagon, compartment.
  3. characteristically (adverb) – (of a particular person) typically, usually, habitually.
  4. mercurial (adjective) – unpredictable, volatile/moody, changeable.
  5. call off (phrasal verb) – cancel, abandon, shelve/drop.
  6. envoy (noun) – ambassador, diplomat, consul.
  7. clinch (verb) – secure, settle, confirm/conclude.
  8. in the making (phrase) – developing, burgeoning, up and coming.
  9. on account of (phrase) – because of, owing to/due to, by virtue of.
  10. veto (noun) – a constitutional right.
  11. implicitly (adverb) – completely, absolutely, tacitly.
  12. ostensibly (adverb) – apparently, seemingly, on the face of it.
  13. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  14. salient (adjective) – important, principal, main/major.
  15. kick-start (verb) – revive, restore, revitalize/uplift.
  16. intra- (prefix) – within.
  17. accompany (verb) – coincide with, coexist with, go with.
  18. provincial (adjective) – regional, sectoral, zonal.
  19. wrap up (phrasal verb) – conclude, finish, complete.
  20. sabotage (verb) – damage or destroy something deliberately.
  21. flawed (adjective) – defective, faulty, distorted, inaccurate.
  22. insistence (noun) – force, demand, compulsion/coercion.
  23. residual (adjective) – remaining, extra, excess.
  24. composite (adjective) – made up of several parts; compound/combined, complex.
  25. comprehensive (adjective) – all-inclusive, extensive, all-embracing wide-ranging.
  26. ceasefire (noun) – a temporary stoppage of a war, truce, armistice.
  27. water down (phrasal verb) – moderate, mitigate, tone down.
  28. escalation (noun) – intensification; an increase in the intensity of something.
  29. downgrade (verb) – decline, lower in status, reduce in rank.
  30. bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
  31. strategic partnership (noun) – it is a long-term interaction between two countries based on political, economic, social and historical factors (Courtesy: IDSA (Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses)).
  32. backlash (noun) – a strong negative reaction; adverse response, counteraction.
  33. insidious (adjective) – stealthy, tricky, underhand/dishonest.
  34. undermine (verb) – weaken, spoil, damage.
  35. render (verb) – make, cause to be.
  36. undercut (verb) – charge less than, charge a lower price than, undersell.
  37. transitional (adjective) – temporary, provisional, short-term/makeshift.
  38. fig-leaf (noun) – a leaf of a fig tree. it is used to cover the genitals of a nude in a work of art. It is also figuratively used to hide something unpleasant/displeasing thing from other’s paying attention/notice to it.
  39. illusion (noun) – deception, misconception, trickery.
  40. pull out (phrasal verb) – withdraw, leave, get out.
  41. pave the way for (phrase) – prepare for, make provision for, precede.
  42. dispensation (noun) – administration; system, organization.
  43. take over (phrasal verb) – take charge of, take command of, assume responsibility for.
  44. abdication (noun) – disowning, rejection, refusal/avoidance.
  45. descent (noun) – an act of moving downwards; going down, coming down; incline, drop.
  46. fan (verb) – intensify, increase, agitate, inflame/exacerbate.
  47. radical (adjective) – complete, total, entire.
  48. extremism (noun) – radicalism, fanaticism, dogmatism.
  49. perceived (adjective) – regarded, observed; considered/supposed.
  50. sell-out (noun) – disloyalty, bad faith, faithlessness, falseness.
  51. betrayal (noun) – revelation, disclosure, disloyalty.
  52. notwithstanding (adverb) – nonetheless, even so, all the same, after everything.
  53. lampoon (verb) – criticize, ridicule, make fun of.
  54. virtue (noun) – quality, point, advantage, attribute.
  55. pull away (phrasal verb) – take off, remove, withdraw.
  56. foretold past and past participle of foretell (verb) – predict, foresee, anticipate.
  57. exasperation (noun) – irritation, discontent, displeasure.
  58. deprive (verb) – dispossess, strip, divest, relieve.
  59. limelight (noun) – the focus of attention, public attention, public notice.
  60. breathe a sigh of relief (phrase) – to experience a big relief from something stressful/undesirable (with a noisy breathe out).
  61. short-lived (adjective) – brief, short, short-term, temporary.
  62. unilateral (adjective) – relating to a method of taking decisions (on international relations) by a state (country) individually without considering other states (countries).
  63. pullout (noun) – departure, withdrawal, exit.
  64. nevertheless (adverb) – in spite of that, notwithstanding, however.
  65. window of opportunity (phrase) – lucky chance, good time, golden opportunity.
  66. sovereignty (noun) – supremacy, dominion, power.
  67. apparatus (noun) – a complicated structure/network/system of a organization.
  68. address (verb) – attend to, tackle, deal with.
  69. barometer (noun) – measure, indicator, example.
  70. repudiation (noun) – denial/refusal, disavowal/disclaimer, contradiction/rejection.
  71. forge (verb) – form, create, establish.
  72. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  73. dispel (verb) – banish, eliminate/remove, dismiss.
  74. concession (noun) – grant of privilege; favour, allowance, exception.
  75. bear on (phrasal verb) – relate to, apply to, concern/be connected with.
  76. stand on one’s own feet (phrase) – manage, survive, subsist, look after oneself.
  77. rapport (noun) – affinity, link, close relationship, special relationship, understanding.


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