circus n. something noisy and confusedat a time ad. during one particular moment
The media circus around the case comes at a time when India faces a host of critical issues.
stipend n. a fixed regular sum paid as a salary or allowancecollaborator n. a person who works jointly on an activity or project; an associate
Zhang received a monthly stipend of $1,900; and was also required to submit a report every six months, which his collaborator would read and sign.
indictment n. a thing that serves to illustrate that a system or situation is bad and deserves to be condemnedgrounds n. (pl) factors forming a basis for action or the justification for a belief
A series of indictments against these researchers suggest the suspicions of US authorities have some grounds.
enshrine v. place a revered or precious object in an appropriate receptacleinfringe v. actively break the terms of a law or agreement
That coronavirus regulations infringe on basic rights and freedoms enshrined in Germany's constitution.
disperse v. distribute or spread over a wide areaflout v. openly disregard
Police ordered one group to disperse for flouting safety rules, then arrested 200 after rocks and bottles were thrown.
knack n. an acquired or natural skill at performing a taskunabashed a. not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed
Ridley Scott had the same knack, as did Stanley Kubrick: the wit to combine a vivid imagination with unabashed showmanship in order to explore complex ideas.
globe-trot v. travel widelylooming a. giving signs of immediate occurrence
He's at it with Tenet, which is a globe-trotting sci-fi-spy drama starring John David Washington, who is given the not insignificant task in a looming World War III.
uproar n. a loud and impassioned noise or disturbancehashtag n. a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign, used on social media to identify messages on a specific topic
The restaurant caused an uproar on Chinese social media, hashtags about it have been viewed more than 300 million times on the social platform Weibo.
repatriate v. send someone back to their own countryfirst responder n. a person, like a policeman, who is responsible for going immediately to provide assistance