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Vocabulary series 1

  1. Clamour (noun) – protest, complaint, outcry/commotion.

  2. Condign (adjective) – well deserved, merited, warranted/justified.

  3. Debt security (noun) – a debt/financial instrument that is negotiable/trad-ablez; tradable liability/loan.

  4. Deepen (verb) – increase, grow, strengthen.

  5. Dilemma (noun) – difficulty, problem, quandary/predicament.

  6. Discrepancy (noun) – mismatch, dissimilarity/difference, variation/deviation.

  7. Elapse (verb) – pass, go by, roll past.

  8. Gallows (noun) – execution by hanging.

  9. Heinous (adjective) – extremely bad & evil, shocking, horrible/wicked.

  10. Highlight (verb) – underline, underscore, emphasize.

  11. Statehood (N)-the status of being a recognized independent nation.

  12. Resilience (N)-The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.

  13. Aspirations (N)-a hope or ambition of achieving something.

  14. Sow (V)-to be the cause of.

  15. Professes (V)-to claim (something as true), often falsely.

  16. Macabre (Adj)-frightening or unpleasant, and usually involving death, decay, or violence.

  17. Ultranationalism (N)-extreme nationalism that promotes the interests of one state or people above all others.

  18. Freewheeling (Adj)-not limited by rules or accepted ways of doing things.

  19. Disparate (Adj)-different groups or classes.

  20. Queered The Pitch (Phrase)-To ruin, spoil, or undermine one's efforts, plans, or ideas.

  21. On A Tight Leash (Phrase)-under strict control.

  22. Paradox (N)-a person or thing that is made up of contradictory elements.

  23. Trailblazer (N)-a person who is the first to do something.

  24. Boasted (V)-talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.

  25. Realignments (N)-the action of changing or restoring something to a different or former position or state.

  26. Authoritative (Adj)-able to be trusted as being accurate or true; reliable.

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