• Characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.
Usage: The village is slowly being killed off by piecemeal development.
• An individual or group chosen to lead an attack or movement.
Usage: She became the spearhead of a health education programme.
Synonyms: leader, driving force
3. As different as (or like) chalk and cheese
• Fundamentally different or incompatible.
Usage: We’ll never get on, we’re like chalk and cheese.
• Be moved in small swirling masses by sudden gusts of wind.
Usage: Gusts of snow flurried through the door.
• A small swirling mass of something, especially snow or leaves, moved by sudden gusts of wind.
Usage: A flurry of snow.
• As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
Usage: The party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health.
Synonyms: apparently, seemingly.
• The quality of being sharp or harsh to the senses.
Usage: The shrillness of her hair color.
• Shrillness is a word used to describe the quality of sounds that have a high-pitched, strident, raucous, screeching or harsh character, such as those produced by a trumpet or piccolo.
• Attack or ridicule publicly.
Usage: He found himself pilloried by members of his own party.
Synonyms: attack, criticize, censure, condemn.
• An establishment or resumption of harmonious relations.
Usage: There were signs of a growing rapprochement between the two countries.
A rapprochement, which comes from the French word rapprocher, is a re-establishment of cordial relations between two countries.
• Make something active or vigorous again.
Usage: Measures to resuscitate the ailing economy.
Synonyms: revive, resurrect, restore.
• In sociology, an isomorphism is a similarity of the processes or structure of one organization to those of another, be it the result of imitation or independent development under similar constraints.
Usage: In his talk Steinitz introduced an algebra over the ring of integers whose base elements are isomorphism classes of finite abelian groups
11. Moral Shock
• Moral Shock is a cognitive and emotional process that encourages participation.
• It explains why people might join a social movement in the absence of pre-existing social ties with members.