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Conflicts and Crisis Vocabulary in English

Conflicts and Crisis Vocabulary

Increase your English language with the most common conflicts and crisis vocabulary.


Conflicts and crisis vocabulary


Here are 15 conflicts and crises vocabulary with meanings and examples:

1. Civil war: A war between citizens of the same country. noun

  • They signed a peace accord ending the country's 12-year civil war.

2. Revolution: A change in the way a country is governed, usually to a different political system and often using violence. noun

  • The French Revolution.

3. Coup: A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government. noun

  • He was overthrown in an army coup.

4. To overthrow: Remove forcibly from power. verb

    • Military coups which had attempted to overthrow the King.

5. Conflict: Disagreement or fighting. noun

  • The conflict between the two sides lasted for years.

6. Strife: Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict. noun

  • Strife within the community.

7. Fight

A: Take part in a violent struggle involving the exchange of physical blows or the use of weapons. verb

    •  The men were fighting.

B: A violent confrontation or struggle. noun

    • We'll get into a fight and wind up with bloody noses.

8. Struggle 

A: Make forceful or violent efforts to get free of restraint or constriction. verb 

  • Before she could struggle, he lifted her up.

B: A forceful or violent effort to get free of restraint or resist attack. noun

  • There were signs of a struggle and there was a lot of blood around.

9. Resistance: The act of disagreeing with a plan or idea and refusing to accept it. noun 

  • Resistance to political change.

10. Insurrection: A violent uprising against an authority or government. noun 

  • The insurrection was savagely put down.

11. Rebellion: An act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler. noun

  • The authorities put down a rebellion by landless colonials.

12. Military

A: Relating to or characteristic of soldiers or armed forces. adjective

  • Both leaders condemned the buildup of military activity.

B: The armed forces of a country. noun

  • As a young man he joined the military and pursued a career in the Army.

13. Ally: A state formally cooperating with another for a military or other purpose. noun   

  • Debate continued among NATO allies.

14. Defense of : The action of defending from or resisting attack. noun 

  • She came to the defense of the eccentric professor.

15. Occupation: The action, state, or period of occupying or being occupied by military force.

  • The Roman occupation of Britain.


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