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1. Fait accompli
• A thing that has already happened or been decided before those affected hear about it, leaving them with no option but to accept it.
Usage: The results were presented to shareholders as a fait accompli.

2. Realpolitik
• A system of politics or principles based on practical rather than moral or ideological considerations.
• Realpolitik is politics or diplomacy based primarily on considerations of given circumstances and factors, rather than explicit ideological notions or moral and ethical premises.
• In this respect, it shares aspects of its philosophical approach with those of realism and pragmatism.
Usage: He tended to confuse Realpolitik, realistic politics, with Machtpolitik, which is only power politics.

3. Tax terrorism
• The term ‘tax terrorism’ was first used by the current Prime Minister Narendra Modi to describe the adversarial approach adopted by tax authorities under the UPA Government.
• ‘Tax Terrorism’ essentially means undue exercise of power by tax authorities to levy taxes using legal or extra-legal means.

4. Tenuous
• Very weak or slight.
Usage: The tenuous link between interest rates and investment.
Synonyms: slight, insubstantial, flimsy, negligible.

5. Blockade
• A blockade is an effort to cut off supplies, war material or communications from a particular area by force, either in part or totally.
• A blockade should not be confused with an embargo or sanctions, which are legal barriers to trade.
Usage: Blockades of enemy ports during war time tend to develop that peculiar kind of person and ship, the blockade runners

6. Inimical
• Tending to obstruct or harm.
Usage: The policy was inimical to Britain’s real interests.
Synonyms: harmful, injurious, detrimental, and deleterious.

7. Eclectic
• It is Denoting or belonging to a class of ancient philosophers who did not belong to or found any recognized school of thought but selected doctrines from various schools of thought.
• Deriving ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
Usage: Universities offering an eclectic mix of courses.
Synonyms: wide-ranging, wide, broad, broad-ranging, broad-based
• Eclecticism is a conceptual approach that does not hold rigidly to a single paradigm or set of assumptions, but instead draws upon multiple theories, styles, or ideas to gain complementary insights into a subject, or applies different theories in particular cases.

8. Unedifying
• Distasteful or Unpleasant.
Usage: The unedifying sight of the two leaders screeching conflicting proposals.

9. Capitation
• Capitation is a payment arrangement for health care service providers. It pays a set amount for each enrolled person assigned to them, per period of time, whether or not that person seeks care.

10. Concomitant
• Naturally accompanying or associated.
Usage: She loved travel, with all its concomitant worries.
• A phenomenon that naturally accompanies or follows something.

11. Augur
• Of an event or circumstance portend a good or bad outcome.
Usage: The end of the cold war seemed to augur well.
• A religious official who observed natural signs, especially the behaviour of birds, interpreting these as an indication of divine approval or disapproval of a proposed action.

12. Cease and desist
• A cease and desist letter is a document sent to an individual or business to stop purportedly illegal activity and not to restart it.
• The letter may warn that if the recipient does not discontinue specified conduct, or take certain actions, by deadlines set in the letter, that party may be sued.
Usage: He had even confronted him with an ultimatum to cease and desist or find a new job.

13. Woolly-headed
• Vague or confused in character or expression.
Usage: A woolly-headed idealist.

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