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Topic 1 : "Funding holds the key at Paris"
- Trajectory - Series of action that it follows over time.
- Significant - Considerable / Important.
- Voluntary - Done by one's own interest.
- Pledges - Serious promises.
- Intended - Purposed.
- Intensity - High concentration.
- Coalition - Group of people from different political or social groups who are cooperating to achieve a particular aim.
- Convention - Official Agreement between two or more countries.
- Contentious - Characterised by argument.
- Inevitably - Unable to be avoided.
- Colossal - Extraordinarily large in size.
- Deluge - A great flood of water.
- Ratchet up - Increased by fixed amount and seems unlikely to decrease again.
- Tremendously - Great in size.
- Stakes - Risks.
- Bloc - Group of nations that share common interests.
- Pursuing - Follow in order to overtake or capture.
- Negotiations - Mutual discussion.
- Dichotomy - Contradictory groups / Great difference.
- Vulnerable - Weak and without protection / Open to moral attack.
- Liberal - Giving in large quantities.
- Contend with - Deal with.
- Plaudits - Enthusiastic expression of approval.
- Enshrine - Protection.
- Provisions - Providing or Supplying.
- Staggering - (Here) Surprisingly added.
- Diplomacy - Skill in managing Negotiations.
Topic 2 : "Fighting IS with air strikes alone"
- Fray - Fight / War.
- Persistent - Constantly repeated.
- Despite - Despite is used to introduce a fact which makes the other part of the sentence surprising.
- Campaign - Series of planned movements carried out by armed forces.
- Strategy - General plan designed to achieve something.
- Exposed - Revealed.
- Fault lines - Weak process which causes problems and failures.
- Divergent - Different.
- Backers - Person who supports a cause.
- Regime - Government in power.
- Allies - Another country that has an agreement to support it.
- Rebels - People who are fighting against their own country's army.
- Fled - Escaped.
- Allegations - Its a statement saying that someone has done something wrong.
- Complicit - Involved in illegal act.
- Irrational - Without natural reason.
- Supplementary - Things that are added to something in order to improve it.