• The action of making amends for a wrong one has done, by providing payment or other assistance to those who have been wronged.
Usage: Japan’s controls were widely seen as retaliation for South Korean court rulings that called for Japanese companies to offer reparations to aging South Korean plaintiffs for their World War II forced labor.
• The action of subduing someone or something by force.
Usage: Students sparked off events that ended in brutal repression.
• Of a task or responsibility involving a great deal of effort, trouble, or difficulty.
Usage: He found his duties increasingly onerous.
4. To a tee
• Perfectly or completely or exactly.
Usage: You look beautiful. That color really suits you to a tee.
• Showing or suffering from nervousness or a lack of confidence. Timid by nature or revealing timidity.
Usage: The clash of egos in the struggle to achieve something bracingly innovative wasn’t for the timorous.
• Redistricting is the process of drawing electoral district boundaries in a country.
Usage: Redistricting takes place once a decade after the national census.
• Deep, clear, and continuing to sound or reverberate.
Usage: A resonant speech moves you by bringing to mind all that is good in the world: family, friends, laughter.
8. Melting pot (In Politics)
• The melting pot is a monoculture metaphor for a heterogeneous society becoming more homogeneous
• The different elements “melting together” with a common culture, or vice versa, for a homogeneous society becoming more heterogeneous through the influx of foreign elements with different cultural backgrounds, possessing the potential to create disharmony within the previous culture.
Usage: His America is a peculiar kind of melting pot: “military, safari, Western, English riding,” he says, speaking of his perennial influences.
9. Due diligence
• Due diligence is the investigation or exercise of care that a reasonable business or person is expected to take before entering into an agreement or contract with another party, or an act with a certain standard of care.
Usage: You should exercise caution and perform due diligence on your vendors.
• Puzzle, confuse, or bewilder someone.
Usage: He was bemused by what was happening.