An unfortunate person who suffers from some adverse circumstance
The Bible depicts a ritual in which a goat is sent out into the desert bearing the faults of the people of Israel.
Synonyms: whipping boy, victim, Aunt Sally
Usage: – There are a few things are harder for kids to bear than being made scapegoats
Tending or seeking to evade
characterized by evasion
Synonyms: prevaricating, elusive, ambiguous, equivocal, equivocating, indefinite, non-committal, vague, indeterminate, imprecise, inexact, indistinct, inexplicit.
Usage: – He gave an evasive answer to the tricky question.
- Condone (Opposite of Condemn)
Accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive)
Synonyms: deliberately ignore, not take into consideration.
Usage: – The college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs.
Egocentrism is the inability to differentiate between self and other. More specifically, it is the inability to untangle subjective schemas from objective reality and an inability to accurately assume or understand any perspective other than one’s own.
Brinkmanship is the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink of active conflict.
It occurs in international politics, foreign policy, labour relations, and military strategy involving the threat of nuclear weapons, and high-stakes litigation.
Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing.
Synonyms: open to, receptive to, vulnerable to, defenceless against
Usage: – Patients with liver disease may be susceptible to infection.
- Push to the wall
To force someone into a position where there is only one choice to make.
To put someone in a defensive position
Usage: – There was little else I could do. They pushed me to the wall.
Designed to be useful or practical rather than attractive.
Synonyms: practical, functional, serviceable, useful, sensible, effective, efficient
Usage: – A utilitarian building was installed near to our house.
The method and practice of teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical concept.
Usage: – The relationship between applied linguistics and language pedagogy.
Easy to understand.
Synonyms: intelligible, comprehensible, understandable, cogent, coherent, communicative, articulate, and eloquent.
Usage: – A lucid account of economy.