Vocabulary Tricks Part 25: Politics and Violence

Today politics generally implies unfair dealings. Politicians generally want to attain the seizure of power by any means. Violence has also become a part of it. Unscrupulous politicians never hesitate to stoop unethical means to win elections. They even incite innocent people to violence.
Violence is no doubt degrading as well as derogatory for human beings. However, the menace has been increasing not only in India but all the world over. This is disgraceful for a civilized society.



WORDS WITH MEANING AND ADDITIONAL EXAMPLES

Seizure

Meaning: The action of capturing someone or something using force.
Example: The seizure of the Assembly building.
Synonym: capture, takeover, subjugation, subjection

Violence

Meaning: Behavior involving physical force intended to hurt or damage.
Example: Violence occurred in protest marches.
Synonym: brutality, ferocity, cruelty, barbarity

Unscrupulous

Meaning: Having or showing no moral principles.
Example: Unscrupulous landlords harass existing tenants.
Synonym: unprincipled, unethical, amoral, wicked

Hesitate

Meaning: Pause in indecision before saying or doing something.
Example: She hesitated, unsure of what to say.
Synonym: pause, delay, dither, dilemma

Stoop

Meaning: Lower one’s moral standards to do something wrong.
Example: He could stoop so low as to steal from a dead woman.
Synonym: sink, descend, lower oneself

Unethical

Meaning: Not morally correct.
Example: It is unethical to harm any creature for entertainment.
Synonym: immoral, unprincipled, dirty, sinful

Incite

Meaning: Encourage or stir up.
Example: They conspired to incite riots.
Synonym: fuel, kindle, awaken, agitate

Degrading

Meaning: Causing a loss of self respect.
Example: The prisoners were subjected to degrading treatment.
Synonym: humiliating, lowering, ignominious

Derogatory

Meaning: Showing disrespectful attitude.
Example: She always makes derogatory remarks.
Synonym: disparaging, belittling, diminishing

Menace

Meaning:A person or thing that is likely to cause harm.
Example: The snakes are a menace to farm animals.
Synonym: danger, peril, hazard

Disgraceful

Meaning: Shockingly unacceptable.
Example: A disgraceful waste of money.
Synonym: shameful, deplorable, blameworthy

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