The Hindu Editorial (Crisis in Caracas) – Jan 26, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Crisis in Caracas) – Jan 26, 2019

The political crisis in Venezuela took a dangerous turn when Juan Guaidó, the new head of the National Assembly, declared himself “acting President”,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Crisis in Caracas) – Jan 26, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Crisis in Caracas) – Jan 26, 2019

  1. plunge (verb) – push, thrust, force/drive suddenly.
  2. catastrophic (adjective) – destructive, ruinous, disastrous.
  3. a host of (noun) – a lot, a large number of, array of.
  4. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  5. furious (adjective) – very angry, enraged, fuming.
  6. cut tie with (phrase) – to end/discontinue a relationship with someone.
  7. diplomat (noun) – ambassador, envoy, emissary/consul.
  8. grapple with (phrasal verb) – tackle, deal, struggle.
  9. over-reliant (noun) – depend/rely on someone excessively.
  10. inflation (noun) – simply meaning “cost of living”; increase of price level of goods & services and vice versa decrease of currency value.
  11. forecast (verb) – predict, estimate, speculate.
  12. fled past and past participle of flee (verb) – escape, abscond, run away/take flight.
  13. overthrow (verb) – remove, displace, dissolve.
  14. coup (verb) – seizure of power, deposition; rebellion.
  15. brute (adjective) – crude, violent, fleshly/bodily.
  16. suppress (verb) – conceal, restrain, stifle.
  17. deteriorate (verb) – worsen, decline, degenerate.
  18. hardship (noun) – trouble, difficulty, problem.
  19. boycott (verb) – avoid, ignore, snub/spurn.
  20. legitimate (adjective) – valid, logical, lawful/authentic.
  21. back (verb) – support, advocate, uphold/endorse.
  22. leave aside (phrasal verb) – neglect, ignore, snub/brush off.
  23. anoint (verb) – nominate, choose, consider.
  24. unseat (verb) – remove from office, depose, dethrone.
  25. untold (adjective) – undisclosed, unreported, suppressed; endless/ everlasting.
  26. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  27. up to (phrase) – the responsible of someone.


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