The Hindu Editorial Vocab (Tigray’s woes) – August 05, 2021

  1. Tigray (proper noun) – the northernmost regional state in ethiopia.
  2. Woes (noun) – trouble, difficulty, problem.
  3. Blockade (noun) – barricade, barrier; obstacle/impediment.
  4. Unilateral (adjective) – relating to a method of taking decisions by a state (country) individually without considering other states (countries).
  5. War crime (noun) – war crimes are violations of international humanitarian law (treaty or customary law) that incur individual criminal responsibility under international law.
  6. Wash up (phrasal verb) – to appear on land (along the edge of a river/sea).
  7. Oust (verb) – remove, dislodge, overthrow.
  8. Mikelle (proper noun) – the capital of Tigray province
  9. Retreat (verb) – withdraw, retire, draw back, pull back, pull out.
  10. Strike back (phrasal verb) – fight back, retaliate, hit back, reciprocate, counterattack, return fire.
  11. Pull back (phrasal verb) – withdraw, retreat, pull out, draw back.
  12. Seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim (to obtain).
  13. Food crisis (noun) – it occurs when rates of hunger and malnutrition rise sharply at local, national, or global levels.
  14. Spill over (phrasal verb) – (something like an emotion/bad condition) spread out or fan out & reach to an uncontrolled level.
  15. Ethnically (adverb) – culturally, racially.
  16. Influx (noun) – the arrival of a large number of people simultaneously.
  17. Refugee (noun) – displaced person, asylum seeker, exile, deportee, stateless person, émigré.
  18. Embrace (verb) – welcome, accept, support, back.
  19. Resistance (noun) – opposition, defiance, confrontation.
  20. Dictatorship (noun) – totalitarianism, absolute rule, autocracy.
  21. Derg (noun) – The Derg, officially the Provisional Military Administrative Council, was the military junta that ruled Ethiopia from 1974 to 1987, when the military leadership formally ‘civilianized’ the administration but stayed in power until 1991
  22. Junta (noun) – a military group that takes over the government by force.
  23. Oromo (noun) – the largest ethnic groups in east africa, living primarily in ethiopia, they account for 60 percent of the country’s population.
  24. Amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  25. Clout (noun) – influence, power, control.
  26. Lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on.
  27. Prosperity (noun) – success, welfare, comfort, security, well-being, fortune.
  28. Cut off (phrasal verb) – discontinue, disconnect, interrupt, suspend, break off.
  29. Defiant (adjective) – dissenting, confrontational, challenging, hostile, aggressive.
  30. Overlook (verb) – neglect, ignore, disregard, turn a blind eye.
  31. Guerrilla (noun) – a small group of irregular fighters fighting against a large, traditional military.
  32. Warfare (noun) – war, fighting, combat, armed conflict.
  33. Rebellion (noun) – defiance, disobedience, dissent, nonconformity, subversion.
  34. Shake up (phrasal verb) – weaken, undermine, damage, impair.
  35. Statesman (noun) – senior politician, respected political figure, political leader.
  36. Cessation of hostilities (phrase) – it means that the combatants are willing to stop fighting and to restrain their forces.
  37. Cessation (noun) – termination, discontinuation, suspension.
  38. Hostility (noun) – opposition, conflict, resentment, enmity, aversion, antipathy.

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