The Hindu Editorial (Murder of a President) – Jul 10, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Murder of a President) – Jul 10, 2021

The brazen assassination of Jovenel Moïse, the 53-year-old President of Haiti, has pushed the impoverished Caribbean country battered by political and economic crises into more chaos. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Murder of a President) – Jul 10, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Murder of a President) – Jul 10, 2021:

  1. assassination (noun) – murder, killing.
  2. Haiti (proper noun) – a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east.
  3. hold (verb) – conduct, organize, arrange.
  4. legislative (adjective) – relating to a legislature (law-making/governing body).
  5. legitimate (adjective) – legal, lawful, constitutional.
  6. brazen (adjective) – blatant/flagrant; bold and shameless; unashamed, unabashed, unembarrassed.
  7. impoverished (adjective) – weakened, exhausted, drained, diminished, depleted; poor, poverty-stricken, penniless, destitute, needy.
  8. batter (verb) – damage, spoil, impair/ruin; smash, hit/strike repeatedly.
  9. chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, turmoil, disorganization, disruption.
  10. mercenary (noun) – a professional soldier hired for service in a foreign army (who works mainly for personal profit, particularly money rather than for political interests/issues).
  11. Port-au-Prince (proper noun) – The capital of Haiti.
  12. mastermind (noun) – initiator, planner.
  13. opponent (noun) – rival, nemesis, combatant, competitor.
  14. take over (phrasal verb) – assume control of, take control of, gain control of, take charge of, take command of.
  15. parallel government (noun) – a government formed by a person or by a group of people regardless of the presence of the main government with authority. it is basically formed to undermine the authority of the main government.
  16. allege (verb) – charge, accuse, indicate, claim.
  17. coup (noun) – a sudden and violent regime change, seizure of power, (illegal) takeover of power.
  18. crack down on (phrasal verb) – get tough on, take severe measures against, clamp down on.
  19. stabilise (verb) – reinforce, fortify, strengthen, secure, make stronger.
  20. governance (noun) – administration.
  21. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  22. contract (verb) – decline, decrease, diminish, reduce.
  23. watch (noun) – stint, spell, turn.
  24. outbreak (noun) – outburst, flaring up, breakout, sudden appearance/occurrence of something.
  25. make worse (phrase) – worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, compound.
  26. stare (verb) – look fixedly, gaze.
  27. uncertain (adjective) – unknown, unsure, unpredictable.
  28. legislature (noun) – law-making or governing body; government/authority, administration, executive. 
  29. for now (phrase) – for the time being, for the present, for the moment.
  30. interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional.  
  31. fire (verb) – dismiss, discharge, lay off, let go, throw out, get rid of, oust.
  32. nominate (verb) – appoint.
  33. neurosurgeon (noun) – a physician who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the nervous system.
  34. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, make stronger, reinforce, fortify (one’s power).
  35. step down (phrasal verb) – resign, withdraw, quit, stand down, give up one’s job.
  36. signal (verb) – indicate, show, express; denote, imply.
  37. take shape (phrase) – become clear/definite, become tangible, come together, fall into place.
  38. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  39. phased (adjective) – gradual, step-by-step, staggered, incremental.
  40. uncover (verb) – detect, discover, unearth, find out, expose, unveil, reveal, lay bare.
  41. get to the bottom of (phrase) – to find out the real reason/cause of something; origin, root, source, starting point.
  42. vacuum (noun) – gap, space, absence, lack/deficiency of something.
  43. destabilise (verb) – undermine, weaken, damage, unsettle, upset.
  44. inability (noun) – incapability, incapacity, helplessness.
  45. credible (adjective) – acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable; believable, plausible, reasonable.
  46. in time (phrase) – early enough, punctually, promptly, on time, at the right time, on schedule.
  47. transition (noun) – change.
  48. opportune (adjective) – favourable, advantageous, timely, well timed, appropriate, suitable, relevant.
  49. popular (adjective) – public, societal.
  50. legitimacy (noun) – validity.
  51. in place (phrase) – established, arranged.
  52. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  53. myriad (adjective) – a great number, countless, various.


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