The Burundi way – The Hindu (Nov 1, 2017)

The Burundi way – The Hindu (Nov 1, 2017)

Burundi’s decision to quit the International Criminal Court is likely to resonate in other African states whose leaders have long complained that they are targeted for investigation by the UN institution. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. resonate (verb) – resound, reverberate; evoke some feelings/emotions.
  2. detract (verb) – distract, divert, avert.
  3. subvert (verb) – undermine, destabilize, weaken.
  4. corroborate (verb) – confirm, verify/certify, validate.
  5. summary execution (noun) – an execution in which a person is accused of a crime and immediately killed without benefit of a full and fair trial.
  6. flight (noun) – escape, fleeing, exit.
  7. atrocity (noun) – act of barbarity/brutality/savagery, cruelty, inhumanity.
  8. lust (noun) – greed, desire, craving.
  9. contravention (noun) – breach, violation, infringement.
  10. tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period/time in office.
  11. pursuit (noun) – quest for, search for; goal/objective of.
  12. savage (adjective) – ferocious, fierce, wild.
  13. abort (verb) – terminate, end/stop, discontinue.
  14. coup (noun) – seizure of power, takeover, revolt.
  15. rally (verb) – come together, get together, work/act together.
  16. authoritarian (adjective) – autocrat, totalitarian, dictatorial.
  17. codify (verb) – systematize, systemize, organize/arrange.
  18. bloc (noun) – association, union, group.
  19. charter (noun) – body of law, system of rules, a written constitution.
  20. genocide (noun) – mass murder, massacre, racial killing.
  21. dissipate (verb) – disappear, vanish, dissolve.
  22. emulate (verb) – imitate, copy, reproduce.
  23. defer (verb) – postpone, put off, delay.
  24. statute (noun) – law, regulation, enactment/treaty.
  25. erroneous (adjective) – wrong, incorrect, mistaken.
  26. evade (verb) – elude, avoid/dodge, escape.
  27. empower (verb) – authorize, allow, entitle.
  28. unanimously (adverb) – without opposition, agreed to by everyone involved.
  29. dire (adjective) – awful, horrible, appalling.



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