Every time when we watch news or listen to radio, we get to hear the latest happenings around us that often create shock, anger, surprise, curiosity etc. Some news we understand, some we don’t and others we just try to figure out. When we finally figure out and understand the whole history behind a particular news, we learn many new things. One such news in recent times talks about Brexit. Did you follow the news? Let us learn new words and improve our English vocabulary by understanding the related terms. Let’s have a look at some of the Brexit words.
Words you need to know
Brexit stands for Great Britain's exit from the European Union. This union is the group of all countries that belong to the continent of Europe. Brexit is the abbreviation of Britain's Exit.
Example: Do you know due to Brexit, we will have to face many changes.
Democracy can be described as people's rule or control of a group by the majority of its members. This is a form of government in which people choose leaders by voting.
Example: India is governed under a system of democracy.
When you immigrate to a country, it means you move to a foreign country to live there permanently.
Example: It is very difficult to immigrate in the USA as the procedures are very difficult.
A referendum is a vote in which all the people in a country are asked to give their opinion on a particular proposal.
Example: The Swiss have used referendums to vote on regulating the price of gas issue.
Sovereign means holding supreme power or autocratic rule by one person.
Example: During my grandfather’s time, there was a sovereign rule in this country.
Xenophobia is a dislike or a bias against people from other countries.
Example: People from the UK feel Xenophobia due to the BREXIT issue.
Plebiscite is the synonym for referendum. It means the vote of all the members on an important public question or issue.
This is slang word which is a combination of regret + exit.
Example: Many people regrexit the exit of Britain from the European Union.
9. Unity ticket
Unity ticket means a group of people who come together to oppose a particular issue.
The above words relates to the recent news on Brexit. These words can be used in a formal / casual conversation. However, you need to understand English well to use them in the right manner. They are very much a part of our daily English usage, so it’s important to know about them.
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