The Hindu Editorial (At a crossroads) – Apr 17, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (At a crossroads) – Apr 17, 2019

When protests broke out in Atbara in northeastern Sudan over rising prices of bread in mid-December,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (At a crossroads) – Apr 17, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (At a crossroads) – Apr 17, 2019:

  1. at a crossroads (phrase) – at a situation when an important decision ought to be made.
  2. transition (noun) – change, changeover, shift.
  3. snowball (verb) – increase rapidly.
  4. coup (noun) – seizure of power, deposition; rebellion.
  5. quell (verb) – abolish, terminate, demolish/thwart.
  6. step in (phrasal verb) – intervene, intercede, become involved.
  7. depose (verb) – topple/bring down, dethrone/unseat, remove from office.
  8. transitional (adjective) – interim, temporary, provisional.
  9. clique (noun) – circle, set, group.
  10. suppress (verb) – restrain, stifle, control.
  11. dissent (noun) – disagreement, disapproval, opposition.
  12. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, set free.
  13. defiant (adjective) – aggressive, belligerent, hostile/combative.
  14. step down (phrasal verb) – resign, give up one’s job, stand down.
  15. fire (verb) – dismiss, oust, depose (from a job).
  16. curfew (noun) – a rule which is instructing people to stay at home, typically at night.
  17. give up (phrasal verb) – renounce, forgo, abandon.
  18. wary (adjective) – cautious, careful, circumspect.
  19. means (noun) – method, way, manner, mode.
  20. stalemate (noun) – deadlock, impasse, standstill/stand-off.
  21. impasse (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, stand-off.
  22. oppressive (adjective) – domineering, heavy-handed, harsh/ruthless, autocratic.
  23. inclusive (adjective) – all-embracing, extensive, overarching.


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