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Vocabulary Tricks Part 33: Terrorism

Published on Friday, March 03, 2017

Terrorism is a scourge that affects the world. It refers to extortion, kidnapping and killing to fulfill demands of the perpetrators of terror. Terrorism destabilizes the sense of fraternity among the people. Terrorism is pervasive in our country.
Terrorism is encouraged by some countries who provide money, arms, and ammunition to terrorists.
There is a need to have stringent laws against terrorism. Some repressive measures should be taken by all the countries. It is not an easy task to combat terrorism. The countries which support terrorism should be quarantined from the global community.



Meaning: A person or thing that causes great trouble or suffering.
Example: Rabbits are considered pests, being a scourge on crops and the natural environment.
Synonyms: affliction, bane, curse, plague, menace, evil


Meaning: The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
Example: He used bribery and extortion to build himself a huge mansion.
Synonyms: demanding money with menaces, blackmail


Meaning: A person who carries out a harmful, illegal, or immoral act.
Example: Few of the perpetrators have been brought to justice.


Meaning: Upset the stability of a region or system.
Example: It has a destabilizing effect on the stock market.
Synonyms: undermine, weaken, impair, damage, subvert, sabotage


Meaning: Friendship and mutual support within a group.
Example: Our need is harmony, fraternity and solidarity among the people.
Synonyms: brotherhood, fellowship, kinship, friendship, companionship


Meaning: Spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
Example: This phenomenon is not just limited to a few companies, but is widespread and pervasive.
Synonyms: prevalent, penetrating, pervading, permeating, extensive


Meaning: A supply or quantity of bullets and shells.
Example: The shop will supply you with ammunition.
Synonyms: projectiles, missiles, rounds, shot, slugs


Meaning: Strict, precise, and exacting.
Example: Stringent guidelines on air pollution.
Synonyms: firm, rigid, rigorous, severe, harsh


Meaning: Restrictive or oppressive.
Example: People are fed up with regimes that are repressive.
Synonyms: crushing, tyrannical, tyrannous, iron-fisted, domineering


Meaning: Take action to reduce or prevent something bad or undesirable.
Example: The government should make an effort to combat drug trafficking.


Meaning: Isolated or detained
Example: Patients are considered contagious and should remain in quarantine.
Synonyms: separation, setting apart, keeping apart, sorting out

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