The Hindu Editorial (Endless war) – Aug 11, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Endless war) – Aug 11, 2018

The attack on a bus in a crowded market in southern Yemen that killed at least 45 people, most of them children, is the latest atrocity in the military intervention led by… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Endless war) – Aug 11, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Endless war) – Aug 11, 2018:

  1. strike (noun) – attack, assault, bombing.
  2. atrocity (noun) – act of barbarity/brutality, cruelty, inhumanity.
  3. intervention (noun) – involvement, intercession, interceding.
  4. pay attention to (phrase) – heed, take notice of, listen/consider.
  5. plunge (verb) – crash, plummet, tumble (suddenly).
  6. humanitarian crisis (noun) – humanitarian disaster; it is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area.
  7. siege (noun) – blockade, beleaguerment, encirclement.
  8. swathe (noun) – a wide area (of something).
  9. toll (noun) – damage, suffering, loss.
  10. invasion (noun) – occupation, seizure; violation, infringement.
  11. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  12. outbreak (noun) – outburst, epidemic, breakout.
  13. cut off (phrasal verb) – block, prevent, obstruct/impede.
  14. deter (verb) – put off, discourage, dissuade/scare off.
  15. catastrophic (adjective) – destructive, ruinous, disastrous.
  16. callous (adjective) – harsh, heartless, insensitive/ruthless.
  17. curiously (adverb) – strangely, unusually, surprisingly.
  18. relentless (adjective) – persistent, continuing, constant.
  19. entrench (verb) – establish, settle, station.
  20. battered (adjective) – assaulted, thrashed, beaten/hit.
  21. plight (noun) – difficult situation, trouble/difficulty, quandary.
  22. progressively (adverb) – steadily, gradually, in step by step manner.
  23. bear upon (phrasal verb) –  influence, impact, affect.
  24. de facto (adjective) – actual, existing, real.


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