Word List-2-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Gaza on fire – The Hindu Apr 05 2018)

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

Gaza on fire – The Hindu Apr 05 2018

Protests last week along Gaza’s border with Israel, which turned violent with Israeli troops killing 18 Palestinians, were long in the making.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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

  1. in the making (phrase) – developing, emergent,  up and coming.
  2. blockade (noun) – barricade, barrier, roadblock; disruption of  the (economic) activities (example-supply of essential goods and others) of an area.
  3. exaggeration (noun) – overstatement, magnification, overplaying.
  4. 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).
  5. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  6. status quo (noun) – the present situation, the current state, the existing state of affairs.
  7. descendant (noun) – heir, future generations, successors.
  8. ascertain (verb) – confirm, verify, discover/find out.
  9. impartial (adjective) – unbiased, unprejudiced, neutral/non-partisan.
  10. allegation (noun) – charge/claim, accusation; complaint.
  11. censure (noun) – blame, criticism, attack/condemn.
  12. outbreak (noun) –  outburst, sudden appearance/occurrence.
  13. faction (noun) – group, sect, bloc.
  14. mitigate (noun) – alleviate, modify, reduce/relieve.
  15. grave (adjective) – serious/severe, terrible, awful.
  16. incremental (adjective) – gradual, step-by-step.

Today’s Word List-2 To Learn English And To 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/.
  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. Use it with the corresponding article published on the source (website) via the link provided. 
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