1.embed v. = fix (an object) firmly and deeply in a surrounding mass.
2.assemble v. = (of people) gather together in one place for a common purpose.
3.chastise v. = rebuke or reprimand severely.
4.drastic adj. = likely to have a strong or far-reaching effect; radical and extreme.
5.avert v. = prevent or ward off (an undesirable occurrence).
6.insurmountable adj. = too great to be overcome.
7.panel n. = a small group of people brought together to discuss, investigate, or decide on a particular matter, especially in the context of business or government.
8.strike n. = a refusal to work organized by a body of employees as a form of protest, typically in an attempt to gain a concession or concessions from their employer.
9.curb v. = restrain or keep in check.
10.emission n. = the production and discharge of something, especially gas or radiation.
11.petitioner n. = a person who organizes or signs a petition
12.dais n. = a stage, especially at one end of a room, on which people stand to make speeches to an audience
13.chancellor n. = the honorary or titular head of a university; the person who is head of state (in several countries)
14.impromptu adj. = done without preparation or planning
15.summit n. = a meeting of heads of governments
16.encounter v. = to experience sth, especially sth unpleasant or difficult, while you are trying to do sth else
17.garner v. = to obtain or collect sth such as information, support, etc.
18.revoke v. = to officially cancel sth so that it is no longer valid
19.denounce v. = to strongly criticize sb/sth that you think is wrong, illegal, etc.
20.alarmism n. = the behave of saying frightening things just to raise an alarm
21.skeptic n. = a person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions.
22.eloquent adj. = fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.
23.despicably adv. = in a despicable manner
24.libertarian n. = a person who strongly believes that people should have the freedom to do and think as they like
25.forum n. = a place where people can exchange opinions and ideas on a particular issue; a meeting organized for this purpose
26.consensus n. = an opinion that all members of a group agree with
27.debut n. = the first public appearance of a performer or sports player
28.high-profile adj. = receiving or involving a lot of attention and discussion on television, in newspapers, etc.
29.imitation n. = a copy of sth, especially sth expensive
30.flattery n. = praise that is not sincere, especially in order to obtain sth from sb
31.tactic n. = a plan for attaining a particular goal
32.parliament n. = the group of people who are elected to make and change the laws of a country
33.attendee n. = a person who attends a meeting, etc.
34.prediction n. =a statement that says what you think will happen; the act of making such a statement
35.dire adj. = very serious
36.exaggerated adj. = made to seem larger, better, worse or more important than it really is or needs to be
37.forensic adj. = connected with the scientific tests used by the police when trying to solve a crime
38.disinformation n. =false information that is given deliberately, especially by government organizations
39.resemblance n. = the fact of being or looking similar to sb/sth
40.council n. = a group of people who are elected to govern an area such as a city or county
41.dismiss v. = to decide that sb/sth is not important and not worth thinking or talking about
42.distort v. = to change the shape, appearance or sound of sth so that it is strange or not clear
43.dismay n. = a worried, sad feeling after you have received an unpleasant surprise
44.equivalency n. = Something absolute in value
45.organically adj. = Organic change or development happens gradually and naturally rather than suddenly.
46.skepticism n. = an attitude of doubting that claims or statements are true or that sth will happen
47.activism n. = a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal
48.liberal adj. = respecting other opinions
49.backlash n. = a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, for example to sth that has recently changed in society
50.spur v. = If something spurs a change or event, it makes it happen faster or sooner.
51.dispute v. = to question whether sth is true and valid
52.slew n. = a large number or amount of sth
53.devastating adj. = causing a lot of damage and destruction
54.severe adj. = extremely bad or serious
55.feminism n. = the movement aimed at equal rights for women
56.invasion n. = an act or a process that affects sb/sth in a way that is not welcome
57.enlist v. = to persuade sb to help you or to join you in doing sth
58.stance n. = the opinions that sb has about sth and expresses publicly
59.contagious adj. = a contagious disease spreads by people touching each other
60.pledged adj. = bound by or as if by an oath
61.undercover adj. = working or done secretly in order to find out information for the police, a government, etc.
62.bait n. = food put on a hook to catch fish or in nets, traps, etc. to catch animals or birds
63.restrictive adj. = preventing people from doing what they want
64.overreaching v. = overreaching
65.invoke v. = to mention or use a law, rule, etc. as a reason for doing sth
66.indoctrinated v. = If people are indoctrinated, they are taught a particular belief with the aim that they will reject other beliefs.
67.associate v. = to make a connection between people or things in your mind
68.lavished adj. = If you describe something as lavish, you mean that it is very elaborate and impressive and a lot of money has been spent on it.