The Hindu Editorial (The way forward) – Mar 23, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (The way forward) – Mar 23, 2021

Ever since the military captured power in Myanmar seven weeks ago, the country has steadily descended into political and economic chaos. When the Generals toppled the democratically elected government,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The way forward) – Mar 23, 2021.

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  1. the way forward (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  2. junta (noun) – a military group that takes over the government by force.
  3. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take into account, consider.
  4. steadily (adverb) – continuously.
  5. descend into (phrasal verb) – degenerate, deteriorate, decline.
  6. chaos (noun) – disorder, disarray, turmoil, disorganization, disruption.
  7. topple (verb) – overthrow, oust, unseat.
  8. prohibitory orders (noun) – it refers to orders issued by competent authorities prohibiting certain things under various acts.
  9. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, secure,  stabilize, reinforce, fortify.
  10. stand up against (phrasal verb) – defy, confront, or oppose vigorously.
  11. face (with) (verb) – confront, burden, trouble, bother.
  12. absolute (adjective) – autocratic, despotic, dictatorial, tyrannical, authoritarian, arbitrary, domineering, high-handed, draconian.
  13. absolute power (noun) – heavy-handedness, autocracy, dictatorship, tyranny, absolute power, totalitarianism.
  14. brutal (adjective) – severe, harsh.
  15. coup (noun) – a sudden and violent regime change, seizure of power, (illegal) takeover of power.
  16. Assistance Association for Political Prisoner (AAPP) (noun) – a non-profit human rights organization based in Mae Sot, Thailand. AAPP was founded in 2000 by former political prisoners living in exile on the Thai/Burma border. AAPP advocates and lobbies for the release of remaining political prisoners and for the improvement of the lives of political prisoners after their release. (Courtesy:
  17. spillover (noun) – repercussion, consequence, outcome (unexpected one).
  18. estimate (verb) – guess, evaluate, judge; consider, believe, guess, reckon.
  19. take up (phrasal verb) – pursue, engage in, become involved in (an activity or course of action).
  20. for now (phrase) – for the time being.
  21. turn a blind eye (phrase) – overlook, disregard, neglect, ignore, gloss over.
  22. transition (noun) – change.
  23. consistent (adjective) – steady, stable, constant, regular.
  24. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, let something go uncontrollably.
  25. quell (verb) – suppress, silence, repress;  end, finish, stifle, thwart.
  26. order (noun) – condition, situation.
  27. (public) order (noun) – it is essentially the absence of disorder – the quiet and orderly behaviour of people in public space. It involves people behaving sensibly and rationally, and respecting others.
  28. bloody (adjective) – vicious, cruel, savage, fierce, brutal.
  29. track record (noun) – previous performance, previous accomplishments, previous achievements.
  30. dissuade (verb) – discourage, deter, prevent.
  31. experience (verb) – undergo, encounter, come across, go through, live through.
  32. liberty (noun) – freedom, independence.
  33. recognise (verb) – acknowledge, accept, admit, allow.
  34. virtual private network (VPN) (noun) – it is an encrypted connection over the Internet from a device to a network. The encrypted connection helps ensure that sensitive data is safely transmitted. It prevents unauthorized people from eavesdropping (intruding/spying) on the traffic and allows the user to conduct work remotely.
  35. encrypted (adjective) – concealed/hidden with secret code.
  36. medic (noun) – physician, medical practitioner, doctor of medicine.
  37. battered (adjective) – damaged, impaired, spoiled.
  38. bring something to a halt (phrase) – stop, conclude, terminate.
  39. mount (verb) – increase, grow, rise, escalate.
  40. pay attention (phrase) – heed, attend, be attentive, concentrate on.
  41. sanctions (noun) – action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  42. unlikely (adjective) – doubtful, implausible, improbable, questionable.
  43. defiant (adjective) – resistant, obstinate, uncooperative, non-compliant, confrontational, challenging.
  44. bloodshed (noun) – killing, carnage, massacre.
  45. surely (adjective) – certainly, for sure, definitely, undoubtedly. 
  46. shattered (adjective) – distressed, fraught, devastated.


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