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Drone

A type of aircraft that does not have a pilot but is controlled by someone on theground. A male bee. A low continuous noise that does not change its note. Drones – or unmanned aerial vehicles -are playing an increasingly important role in air … Continue reading

07/10/2013 · Leave a comment

Quadrennial

Recurring every four years. The 57th quadrennial  US presidential election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, when Northamerican people will choose the presidential electors who, one month later, will … Continue reading

05/11/2012 · 1 Comment

Squeeze

Extract liquid or a soft substance from something by compressing or twisting it firmly. Manage to get into or through a narrow or restricted space. Pressurize someone in order to … Continue reading

22/10/2012 · Leave a comment

Bulletproof

Something which is bullet-proof prevents bullets from going through it. Every year, millions of people suffer as a result of the irresponsible global arms trade, a booming and deadly business. … Continue reading

27/04/2012 · Leave a comment

Power

 Ability to control people and events.  The amount of political control a person or group has in a country.  Strength. A natural skill or an ability to do something. A … Continue reading

27/02/2012 · 4 Comments

Acronym

In important financial newspapers we have recently seen a lot of acronyms , abbreviations consisting of the first letters of each word in the name of something, pronounced as a word, to … Continue reading

18/02/2012 · Leave a comment

The Protester

Last week thousands of Egyptians returned to Tahir Square to celebrate the first anniversary of their uprising against Mubarak. In 2011 we witnessed huge protests which took place from Tunis, Cairo, Syria, and … Continue reading

03/02/2012 · Leave a comment

Iron

You have probably seen this word as part of some proper names. We all know that heavy rock band, Iron Maiden; some of us, the least, watched the adventures of … Continue reading

20/01/2012 · Leave a comment