Zimbabwean stakes – The Hindu (Nov 10, 2017)

Zimbabwean stakes – The Hindu (Nov 10, 2017)

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s decision to fire his Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, citing disloyalty and deceitfulness, has triggered another….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. stake (noun) – contest, challenge, struggle.
  2. fire (verb) – dismiss, discharge, layoff.
  3. disloyalty (noun) – faithlessness, falseness, inconstancy.
  4. deceitfulness (noun) – dishonest, untruthful, lying/fraudulent.
  5. successor (noun) – heir, descendant; replacement/next in line.
  6. murmur (verb) – speaking inaudibly quiet utterance, whisper/undertone.
  7. incumbent (noun) – a person who is in office and holds power; functionary, official.
  8. turn the tide (phrase) – change/reverse something.
  9. faction (noun) – a small group, section, division (of dissenter within a large group).
  10. crackdown (noun) – clampdown, getting tough/severe measures, suppression.
  11. fled (past of flee) (verb) – flight, escape, exit.
  12. alienate (verb) – estrange, set/drive apart, divide/separate.
  13. capitalise (verb) – take advantage of, exploit, benefit from.
  14. discord (noun) – strife, conflict, hostility.
  15. ride on (phrasal verb) – depend on.
  16. oversee (verb) – supervise, administer, manage.
  17. deterioration (noun) – worsening, decline, collapse/failure.
  18. unbridled (adjective) – unrestrained, unconstrained, uncontrolled.
  19. hyperinflation (noun) – extremely/maximum, uncontrolled economic inflation occurring at a very high rate.
  20. scrap (verb) – abandon, cancel, abolish (a plan/policy).
  21. crumbling (adjective) – disintegrating, falling down, collapsing/decaying.
  22. shambles (noun) – chaos, mess, disorder/disorganization.
  23. expulsion (noun) – removal, debarment, dismissal.
  24. chaos (noun) – disorder, disruption, confusion.
  25. statesman (noun) – senior politician, respected political figure, political leader.



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