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Ten Words from The New York Times - July 3, 2013

July 3, 2013
autocrat
“I think this is an existential crisis, and it’s much more serious than what they were subjected to by Nasser or Mubarak,” said Khaled Fahmy, a historian at the American University in Cairo, referring to the governments of Gamal Abdel Nasser and Hosni Mubarak, the autocrat deposed in 2011.
throes
But its years as a secretive underground organization did not prepare it for Egypt in the throes of revolution.
culminate
The Brotherhood then rushed to a referendum on a hurried charter drafted by an Islamist-dominated conference, setting off a wave of protests that culminated this week.
intransigence
The intransigence of the Brotherhood’s opponents helped deepen its isolation.
machination
And the Brotherhood, seeking to tighten its grip on power, favored “elite level machinations” — like neutralizing the military — rather than the public and its needs, she said.
vindication
But Republicans immediately reacted with statements claiming vindication for their efforts to repeal the law altogether.
repeal
Republicans’ gleeful reactions made clear that they would not cease to make repeal of Obamacare a campaign issue for the third straight election cycle.
comply
Formal rules will be proposed this summer, he added, but the administration will encourage employers to comply with the law’s reporting provisions in 2014, as originally mandated.
hypothesize
The study’s authors hypothesized that it might be because the most common forms of chronic pain, like fibromyalgia, are more common in women.
inadequacy
Their feelings of inadequacy and shame over not properly caring for their children help drive their addictions, she said.

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