With a petition filed in Kenya’s Supreme Court against the October 26 rerun of the presidential election, the country risks an intensification of political turmoil. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- turmoil (noun) – confusion, upheaval, disorder/unrest.
- overturn (verb) – cancel, reverse, repeal.
- discrepancy (noun) – inconsistency, difference, variation/deviation.
- unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
- hail (verb) – acclaim, praise, applaud/commend.
- exemplar (noun) – epitome, perfect example, model.
- ram through (verb) – hit, strike; force, compress.
- circumscribe (verb) – restrict, limit; regulate.
- intimidation (noun) – frightening, threatening, oppression.
- palpable (adjective) – perceptible, perceivable, visible, noticeable.
- show up (phrasal verb) – arrive, turn up, come.
- plea (noun) – appeal, entreaty, supplication/petition.
- uphold (verb) – confirm/justify; maintain, continue (a custom/practice).
- incumbent (noun) – a person who is in office and holds power; functionary, official.
- on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
- flee (verb) – flight, escape, exit.
- chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
- scepticism (noun) – doubt, suspicion, disbelief.
- revamp (noun) – reorganization, restructuring, reshuffle/overhaul.
- stalemate (noun) – deadlock, impasse, stand-off.
- lasting (adjective) – enduring, long-lasting, long-lived/long term.
- play by the rules (phrase) – be fair, follow the rules,conform.
- devolution (noun) – decentralization, delegation, distribution.
- ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
- underscore (verb) – call attention to, emphasize, highlight.
- fluid (adjective) – fluctuating, changeable, inconstant.
- exert (verb) – apply, employ, exercise.
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