Dangerous times in Turkey – The Hindu (June 30, 2016)

Dangerous times in Turkey – The Hindu (June 30, 2016)

Tuesday night’s suicide attack on Istanbul’s Ataturk airport that killed 41 people is yet another reminder of the dangerous times Turkey is living through. Its southern border has become a transit point for jihadists travelling to Syria. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Today’s Words:

  1. Living through (idiom) – survive, endure, experience something bad.
  2. Blowback (noun) – unexpected harmful effect/unpleasant result of something.
  3. Extremist (noun) – fanatic, radical, militant, sectarian, partisan.
  4. Mushroom (verb) – proliferate, grow/develop rapidly, burgeon, spread.
  5. Advent (noun) – arrival, apprearance, birth.
  6. Call for (phrasal verb) – demand publicly.
  7. Bankroll (verb) – support financially.
  8. Pivotal (adjective) – central, crucial, vital, critical.
  9. Formidable (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, horrifying, disquieting, intimidating.
  10. Stark (adjective) – sharp, clear, harsh, severe.
  11. Ambitious (adjective) – difficult, demanding, challenging, tough, arduous.
  12. Naught (pronoun) – nothing, no effect, no point, no purpose, no end result.
  13. Tack (noun) – approach, way, method, process, policy.
  14. Cease (verb) – stop, halt, end, finish, conclude.
  15. Proxy war (noun) – a war/conflict started by somebody, but, who is not directly engaging in it.
  16. Manoeuvre (noun) – operation, plan, scheme, action.
  17. Chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, disruption, confusion, havoc, furore, turmoil.


  • Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/ .
  • Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press.

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