Sunday, September 18, 2016

IR Vocab Set 1

Word: Matriarchal
Book: New York Times 
Sentence: The matriarchal group rules their social networks and punishes male aggressors.
Definition: the female head of a family or tribal line
Synonyms: Fatherly, Maternal and Paternal

Word: Macromolecules
Book: New York Times
Sentence: The dwarf planet releases gases that cause its moon Charon’s atmosphere to fill with rust-colored organic macromolecules.
Definition:a very large molecule, as a colloidal particle, protein, or especially a polymer, composed of hundreds or thousands of atoms
Picture:Image result for macromolecules

Word: Subpoenas
Book: New York Times
Sentence: A House panel heard conflicting testimony over whether exceptional subpoenas arising from investigations of Exxon Mobil by state attorneys general can be enforced.
Definition:the usual writ for the summoning of witnesses or the submission of evidence, as records or documents, before a court or other deliberative body
Synonyms: Decree, Mandate and Warrant

Word: Rebuke
Book: CNNSentence: Obama hits 'mean' campaign rhetoric in rebuke of TrumpDefinition: to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimandSynonyms:admonition, censure and snub

Word: Counterpart

Book: The EconomistSentence:A ceasefire went into effect across most of Syria, following an agreement between John Kerry, the American secretary of state, and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov.
Definition: a person or thing closely resembling another, especially in function
Synonyms: duplicate, twin and mate

Word: Rhetoric

Book: CNN
Sentence: Trump rhetoric sparks Latino musicians to speak out.
Definition: the undue use of exaggeration or display;bombast
Synonyms: Hyperbole, Oratory and Bombast

Word: Floodwaters
Book: New York Times 
Sentence: This year’s floodwaters and a history of hurricanes have highlighted the state’s need for a macabre and peculiar undertaking: cemetery recovery.
Definition: the water that overflows as the result of a flood
Picture:Image result for floodwaters

Word: Botanical
Book: New York Times
Sentence: One researcher thinks the drugs of the future might come from the past: botanical treatments long overlooked by Western medicine.
Definition: Also, botanic. of, pertaining to, made from, or containing plants
Synonyms: floral and botanic

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