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:
- assassination (noun) – murder, killing.
- Haiti (proper noun) – a Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic to its east.
- hold (verb) – conduct, organize, arrange.
- legislative (adjective) – relating to a legislature (law-making/governing body).
- legitimate (adjective) – legal, lawful, constitutional.
- brazen (adjective) – blatant/flagrant; bold and shameless; unashamed, unabashed, unembarrassed.
- impoverished (adjective) – weakened, exhausted, drained, diminished, depleted; poor, poverty-stricken, penniless, destitute, needy.
- batter (verb) – damage, spoil, impair/ruin; smash, hit/strike repeatedly.
- chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, turmoil, disorganization, disruption.
- 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).
- Port-au-Prince (proper noun) – The capital of Haiti.
- mastermind (noun) – initiator, planner.
- opponent (noun) – rival, nemesis, combatant, competitor.
- take over (phrasal verb) – assume control of, take control of, gain control of, take charge of, take command of.
- 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.
- allege (verb) – charge, accuse, indicate, claim.
- coup (noun) – a sudden and violent regime change, seizure of power, (illegal) takeover of power.
- crack down on (phrasal verb) – get tough on, take severe measures against, clamp down on.
- stabilise (verb) – reinforce, fortify, strengthen, secure, make stronger.
- governance (noun) – administration.
- allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
- contract (verb) – decline, decrease, diminish, reduce.
- watch (noun) – stint, spell, turn.
- outbreak (noun) – outburst, flaring up, breakout, sudden appearance/occurrence of something.
- make worse (phrase) – worsen, aggravate, exacerbate, compound.
- stare (verb) – look fixedly, gaze.
- uncertain (adjective) – unknown, unsure, unpredictable.
- legislature (noun) – law-making or governing body; government/authority, administration, executive.
- for now (phrase) – for the time being, for the present, for the moment.
- interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional.
- fire (verb) – dismiss, discharge, lay off, let go, throw out, get rid of, oust.
- nominate (verb) – appoint.
- neurosurgeon (noun) – a physician who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the nervous system.
- consolidate (verb) – strengthen, make stronger, reinforce, fortify (one’s power).
- step down (phrasal verb) – resign, withdraw, quit, stand down, give up one’s job.
- signal (verb) – indicate, show, express; denote, imply.
- take shape (phrase) – become clear/definite, become tangible, come together, fall into place.
- in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
- phased (adjective) – gradual, step-by-step, staggered, incremental.
- uncover (verb) – detect, discover, unearth, find out, expose, unveil, reveal, lay bare.
- get to the bottom of (phrase) – to find out the real reason/cause of something; origin, root, source, starting point.
- vacuum (noun) – gap, space, absence, lack/deficiency of something.
- destabilise (verb) – undermine, weaken, damage, unsettle, upset.
- inability (noun) – incapability, incapacity, helplessness.
- credible (adjective) – acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable; believable, plausible, reasonable.
- in time (phrase) – early enough, punctually, promptly, on time, at the right time, on schedule.
- transition (noun) – change.
- opportune (adjective) – favourable, advantageous, timely, well timed, appropriate, suitable, relevant.
- popular (adjective) – public, societal.
- legitimacy (noun) – validity.
- in place (phrase) – established, arranged.
- address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
- myriad (adjective) – a great number, countless, various.