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Vocabulary Tricks Part 25: Politics and Violence

Published on Wednesday, February 22, 2017
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.



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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