The Hindu Editorial (Uganda’s new hope) – Sep 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Uganda’s new hope) – Sep 13, 2018

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has been apotheosised among African leaders by comparisons to Nelson Mandela or by labels such as “beacon of hope”. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Uganda’s new hope) – Sep 13, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Uganda’s new hope) – Sep 13, 2018:

  1. status quo (noun) – the present situation, the current state, the existing state of affairs.
  2. apotheosize (verb) – idolize, elevate, dignify.
  3. beacon (noun) – guiding light; a source of inspiration, signal.
  4. crackdown (noun) – clampdown, getting tough/severe measures, suppression.
  5. dissent (noun) – disagreement, disapproval, opposition.
  6. de_facto (adjective) – actual/real, existing, effective.
  7. motorcade (noun) – procession, march, cortège (of motor cycles).
  8. reprisal (noun) – retaliation, counterattack; revenge/retribution.
  9.  swift (adjective) – prompt, rapid/sudden, fast.
  10. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  11. brutalize (verb) – attack, abuse, assault,/beat.
  12. unrest (noun) – disorder, agitation, turmoil.
  13. crutch (noun) – walking stick.
  14. reprieve (noun) – cancellation, suspension, postponement (of something undesirable event).
  15. on the surface (phrase) – outward appearance, outwardly, apparently/ostensibly.
  16. illusion (noun) – appearance, impression, imitation.
  17. smooth over (phrasal verb) – settle/resolve, sort out, rectify.
  18. to the core (phrase) – completely, totally, entirely.
  19. yearning (noun) – longing, desire/wish, appetite.
  20. preside (over) (verb) – be in charge of, be responsible for, be accountable for.
  21. to the fore (phrase) –  predominant, most important, of greatest importance.
  22. muster (noun) – gathering, rally/meeting, assembly.
  23. preponderance (noun) – prevalence, predominance, dominance/majority.
  24. fierce (adjective) – powerful, aggressive, fiery.
  25. starkly (adverb) – in a sharply clear way.
  26. bruise (verb) – hurt, wound, injure.
  27. stoke (verb) – incite, encourage, fuel.
  28. ilk (noun) – group, sect, class.
  29. pressing (adjective) – compelling, demanding, important/crucial.
  30. take to (phrasal verb) – resort to, turn to, have recourse to.


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