10 terms

Economist Words

These are the words that I have read in The Economist.
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Mercenary
A hireling; one who serves in a foreign army for money; motivated solely by desire for monetary gain
ilk
Type or kind, the same
Clamber
To climb with difficulty, especially on all fours; scramble
Persecution
The action oppress or harass with ill-treatment, especially because of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or beliefs.
Indignation
Anger aroused by something unjust, mean, or unworthy
Ostracism
Banishment or exclusion from a group; disgrace
Despicable
Deserving contempt; vile
Vile
Loathsome, disgusting
Oligarch
A member of the small governing faction
Grubby
Dirty; grimy; despicable