Cabinet of chaos – The Hindu (Nov 14, 2017)

Cabinet of chaos – The Hindu (Nov 14, 2017)

Britain seems to have lost its way. As the contagion of chaos spreads across government and Brexit negotiations across the Channel, Prime Minister Theresa May’s hold on power may be weakening.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. chaos (noun) – disorder, disruption, confusion.
  2. lose one’s (or the) way (phrase) – be confused & have no clear idea.
  3. contagion (noun) – the spreading of a bad and dangerous idea.
  4. brew (verb) – (of an unwelcome situation) begin to develop, loom, impend.
  5. enfant terrible (noun) – someone who behaves in unconventional / controversial way.
  6. tenuous (adjective) – uncertain, delicate, weak.
  7. snap (adjective) – spontaneous, unarranged, unplanned.
  8. mammoth (adjective) – something which is huge, giant, colossal.
  9. conciliatory (adjective) – propitiatory, appeasing, pacifying/peacemaking.
  10. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  11. up (verb) – Increase, raise (the amount).
  12. exacerbate (verb) – aggravate, make worse, worsen.
  13. precarious (adjective) – uncertain/unsure, insecure, unreliable/risky.
  14. draw up (phrasal verb) – formulate, frame, prepare.
  15. cohesive (adjective) – united, integrated, cooperated.


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