English Skill Building – 2 – Vocabulary

English Skill Building – 2

Vocabulary – 2

Learn new words and phrases with practical examples

White supremacist

The dictionary meaning is, ‘An advocate or supporter of the doctrine that white people are superior to other peoples, and should therefore have greater power, authority, or status.’

Africa has suffered immensely for centuries at the hands of White supremacists. The South African Apartheid system was a manifestation of such a mindset.

Resolve [as noun]

Israel’s resolve to ensure the security of its citizens at all costs holds a lesson for countries like India often subject to terror attacks.

Don [as verb]

India’s army veterans have strongly criticized the way a few BJP politicians donned army uniforms to score political points.

Decry

President Trump’s unhelpful attitude towards NATO has been decried by European political leaders.

Perpetrator

The perpetrator of the New Zealand gun attack on people gathered in a mosque was, no doubt, a White supremacist, whose mind was filled with venom against Muslims.

Wistfully

The old man smiled wistfully when he spoke about his wife who died after a long battle with cancer.

Thwart

Prime minister Theresa May’s plan for an orderly Brexit have been repeatedly thwarted by MPs of both Conservative and Labour parties.

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