The Hindu Editorial (Terror in Germany) – Feb 22, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Terror in Germany) – Feb 22, 2020

Wednesday’s bloody rampage in Hanau town near Frankfurt by a suspected far-right extremist has heightened concerns over recurrent hate crimes in Germany,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Terror in Germany) – Feb 22, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Terror in Germany) – Feb 22, 2020:

  1. far-right (adjective) – relating to the extreme right wing of a political party or group.
  2. extremist (noun) – militant, radical, fanatichardliner.
  3. rampage (noun) – wild/violent behaviour, running amok, berserk.
  4. heighten (verb) – increase, amplify, intensify.
  5. recurrent (adjective) – recurring, regular, periodic, happening regularly.
  6. hate crime (noun) – any criminal offence that is carried out because of hostility or prejudice based on disability, race, religion, transgender identity or sexual orientation.
  7. refugee (noun) – displaced person, asylum seeker, escapee/exile.
  8. chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
  9. powerhouse (noun) – a person/country with a lot of energy, power & influence.
  10. perpetrator (noun) – someone who does immoral, harmful and illegal activity; offender, criminal, wrongdoer/evil-doer, culprit.
  11. gun down (verb) – shoot down.
  12. shisha bar (noun) – hookah bar/lounge; a place where shisha (flavoured tobacco) is served to the customers. (hookah means a pipe/apparatus for inhaling smoke).
  13. xenophobic (adjective) – prejudiced, intolerant; hyper-nationalist, racist, jingoistic.
  14. advocate (verb) – support, promote, champion/espouse.
  15. lethal (adjective) – fatal, deadly, life-threatening. 
  16. wield (verb) – use, put to use, employ, handle
  17. intelligence (noun) – (military &political) information.
  18. stress (verb) – emphasize, insist on, draw attention to.
  19. potential (adjective) – possible, likely, prospective, probable.
  20. call into question (phrase) – doubt, distrust, suspect.
  21. complacent (adjective) – smug, self-satisfied, self-admiring, pleased/proud of oneself, self-approving.
  22. neo-nazi (noun) – authoritarian, totalitarian, extreme right-winger.
  23. liberal (adjective) – progressive, forward-thinking, enlightened, broad-minded, reformist.
  24. asylum-seeker (noun) – someone seeking a foreign country to provide protection to him/her who is unable or unwilling to return to their home country due to fear of persecution (harm, harassment or oppression); displaced person, exile, outcast.
  25. narrowly (adverb) – only just, just, barely.
  26. evidently (adverb) – obviously, clearly, seemingly, apparently.
  27. isolated (adjective) – unique, single, individual/sole.
  28. step up (phrasal verb) – increase, strengthen, accelerate.
  29. ward off (phrasal verb) – prevent, avert, oppose/resist.
  30. side with (verb) – support, uphold, stand by.
  31. staunch (adjective) – firm, vigorous, strong.
  32. champion (noun) – advocate, proponent, promoter, supporter.
  33. ill-afford (verb) – unable to afford.
  34. dither (verb) – hesitate, be in two minds, be undecided/unsure.
  35. constituent (noun) – voter, elector, member of the electorate, member of a constituency.
  36. wean away from (phrasal verb) – to detach, disconnect, separate someone from depending on something.
  37. hardline (adjective) – relating to a group/a political party with people who support a strict ideas and they are extreme & uncompromising.
  38. massacre (noun) – carnage, mass murder, mass killing.


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