The Hindu Editorial (Suu Kyi again) – Nov 16, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Suu Kyi again) – Nov 16, 2020

The National League for Democracy’s landslide victory in the November 8 general election in Myanmar indicates that a vast majority… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Suu Kyi again) – Nov 16, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Suu Kyi again) – Nov 16, 2020:

  1. mandate (noun) – approval, acceptance, ratification.
  2. assertive (adjective) – confident, decisive, firm, determined.
  3. transition (noun) – change.
  4. landslide (noun) – decisive (victory), runaway (victory), overwhelming majority.
  5. bulwark (noun) – protector, guard, supporter.
  6. iron fist/hand (noun) – used in reference to the exercise of power with firmness.
  7. National League for Democracy (NLD) (noun) – a political party in Myanmar, currently serving as the governing party. Founded on 27 September 1988, it has become one of the most influential parties in Myanmar’s pro-democracy movement
  8. Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) (noun) – an opposition political party in Myanmar which was registered on 2 June 2010; a Burmese political party founded with the active aid of Myanmar’s ruling military junta.
  9. military junta (noun) – a government led committee of military leaders. A military junta takes over the government by force.
  10. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  11. icon (noun) – famous person, celebrity
  12. spearhead (verb) – lead, head (an movement/protest); be in the forefront of.
  13. bar (verb) – prohibit, debar, forbid, ban.
  14. lever (noun) – a way of pressurizing someone into doing something; handle.
  15. confront (verb) – face, tackle, deal with, grapple with (a problem/difficulty). 
  16. outsized (adjective) – huge, very large, massive.
  17. public (adjective) – open, unrestricted; known.
  18. defence (noun) – protection, shielding, safeguarding; security.
  19. lead to (verb) – cause, give rise to, result in, bring on.
  20. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  21. dent (verb) – diminish, reduce, undermine.
  22. critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
  23. complexity (noun) – complication, problem, difficulty.
  24. dynamics (noun) – basic/fundamental cause or force which triggers change within a system.
  25. preserve (verb) – protect, safeguard, maintain.
  26. bloc (noun) – alliance, association, union.
  27. reserve (verb) – make a reservation for, arrange for, secure (for a particular person).
  28. amendment (noun) – revision, alteration, change, modification.
  29. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  30. ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
  31. rebel (adjective) – revolutionary, insurgent, rebellious, dissenting/agitating.
  32. reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain/offer help/assistance/cooperation.
  33. popular (adjective) – public, societal, social.
  34. civilian (adjective) – non-military.
  35. establishment (noun) – a powerful group within a particular area of activity.
  36. dictatorship (noun) – totalitarianism, absolute rule, autocracy.
  37. unsurprising (adjective) – to be expected, predictable, anticipated.
  38. political capital (noun) – it refers to the goodwill, trust and influence that politicians earn or build up with the public through the pursuit of policies that people like or respect.
  39. junta (noun) – a military group that takes over the government by force.
  40. decisive (adjective) – deciding, conclusive, determining; resolute, firm, determined.
  41. buffer (noun) – cushion, protection, bulwark/barricade.
  42. address (verb) – deal with, handle, tackle, grapple with.
  43. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  44. genocide (noun) – mass murder, massacre, racial killing.
  45. walk the talk (phrase) – to do the things you have said you would do.

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