Words of the week

26
Jan 2017

Oligarchy

(noun) a small group of people having control over a country or an organisation; a country governed by an oligarchy

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05
Jan 2017

Bicameral / Unicameral

(adjective) having two legislative chambers/ having one legislative chamber

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02
Dec 2016

McCarthyism

(noun) The practice of smearing people with baseless accusations. Refers to the tactics of Senator Joseph McCarthy, who in the 1950s destroyed the careers of many prominent Americans by branding them Communists.

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25
Nov 2016

autarky

(noun) economic independence or self-sufficiency; a country, state or society which is economically independent

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18
Nov 2016

onerous

š(adjective) involving heavy obligations; involving a burdensome amount of effort and difficulty. For example, “The court’s stipulations were onerous.”

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31
Oct 2016

auspicious

(adjective) conducive to success; favourable; giving or being a sign of future success

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