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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- protracted (adjective) – very long, prolonged, extended.
- revival (noun) – improvement, betterment; restoration.
- anti-apartheid (adjective) – opposed to a system of discrimination on the basis of race. Apartheid (noun) – racial segregation/discrimination system in (South Africa).
- litigation (noun) – legal action, legal process, suit.
- overhang (noun) – a part of something spreads out over something else.
- mar (verb) – spoil, ruin, impair/damage.
- tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period/time in office.
- apparatchik (noun) – official; a member of a Communist Party apparat.
- nexus (noun) – link, relationship, connection.
- tarnish (verb) – spoil, ruin, damage.
- dampen (verb) – decrease, reduce, lower.
- optimism (noun) – hopefulness, confidence, positiveness.
- plunge (verb) – fall sharply, plummet/tumble, drop rapidly.
- stem (verb) – stop, restrict, control.
- rot (noun) – deterioration, decline.
- brazen (out) (adjective) – put on a bold front, stand one’s ground, be defiant.
- in the face of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, regardless of.
- rely on (phrasal verb) – depend on; resort to, bank on.
- manoeuvre (noun) – stratagem, tactic/trick, scheme.
- hold (someone) to account (phrase) – to require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
- succour (noun) – aid/help/support, assistance, relief.
- impeachment (noun) – the act of charging (a public official) with a crime done while in office (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
- pursue (verb) – follow, conduct, take up.
- ease out (phrasal verb) – remove someone from the office gradually by unfair & indirect tactics.
- in the making (phrase) – developing, burgeoning, up and coming.
- populist (adjective) – relating to the politicians who claim that they are representing the common/ordinary people.
- successor (noun) – a person who succeeds another.
- pragmatist (noun) – realist, practical person.
- tycoon (noun) – magnate, baron, mogul.
- imperative (noun) – necessary condition, requirement, obligation/duty.
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