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'Different civilisations'

  • theocracy: Yet at the same time it is not, and never has been, a theocracy.
  • disavow: To disavow the theory would be to question the strength of the bond holding Pakistan together.
  • surreptitious: At the same time in India, Ms Jalal notes that the rise of right-wing Hindu ideology seems to be a surreptitious endorsement of the idea from a country that has long rejected it.

Racial Politics Haunt Republican Party in Trump Era

  • beneficiary: One big beneficiary, critics say, has been the president himself.
  • exhaustive: The Republican National Committee, led by Trump's former chief of staff, Reince Priebus, released an exhaustive report in 2013 noting that the GOP's traditional base of older, white voters was becoming a smaller and smaller portion of the electorate in America.
  • mince: On Sunday, Gillespie attended church in Charlottesville and minced no words in naming names and urging those responsible for the violence to take their" vile hatred " out of the state.