In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(of writing)despite its partial obliteration … — a pesar de estar parcialmente obliterado … formal
- It means disorganization, destruction, obliteration, of the institutions of government and nationhood.
- The disaster scenarios prophesied in such reasonable arguments will range from everything from personal ostracism to nuclear obliteration.
- Neither man has even come close to achieving what they set out to achieve - helping their party recover from its crash towards obliteration.
- But the obliteration of Nagasaki was, if comparisons on this scale are even possible, even worse than that of Hiroshima.
- Perhaps the danger we face is not the mutually assured obliteration of the two parties, but the destruction of our democracy.
2(destruction)destrucción femininedevastación feminine
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