Word List 2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Fifteen years after – The Hindu Apr 11 2018)

Today’s Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

Fifteen years after – The Hindu Apr 11 2018

Fifteen years ago, on April 9, a few weeks into the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, a 39-foot statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad’s al-Fardous Square was brought down under the watch of American troops. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. hold (someone) to account (phrase) – to require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
  2. invasion (noun) – attack, incursion, assailing.
  3. bring down (noun) – demolish, destroy, knock down (a statue).
  4. reign (noun) – rule, incumbency, leadership.
  5. ghost of (noun) – trace, hint, faint appearance.
  6. downright (adverb) – completely, totally, undeniably.
  7. disband (verb) – break up, disperse, demobilize/dissolve.
  8. coherent (adjective) – logical, reasonable, rational.
  9. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  10. vacuum (noun) – empty space, void, nothingness.
  11. apparatus (noun) – structure, system/framework, organization.
  12. chaos (noun) – disorder, disruption, disarray.
  13. fertile ground (adjective) – a condition which generates a lot of opportunities/results.
  14. get rid of (phrase) – remove, dismiss, expel/jettison.
  15. ruthless (adjective) – merciless, cruel, unsympathetic.
  16. fault line (noun) – a divisive issue, difference of opinion.
  17. unfold (verb) – happen, take place, occur.
  18. take to task (phrase) – criticize, admonish, censure.
  19. humanitarian catastrophe/tragedy (noun) – humanitarian disaster/crisis; it is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area.
  20. grave (adjective) – serious, terrible, drastic.

Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

Word List 2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
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