WARILY: cautiously, carefully


The article in the Daily Herald indicated that President Obama and President Putin circled each other warily at the International Conference in China.  Is anybody surprised?   The flow of words between them for the past several months has been anything but cozy. To deal with each other warily means that they were cautious and careful […]

USURP [yoo-SURP]: to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right:*


One of the more incredible things to happen in world politics over the past several months has been the theft of the Ukrainian region of Crimea by the Russians.    In a bold, unabashedly deliberate act, the troops of Vladimir Putin, President of Russia, moved his troops into the primarily Russian-speaking region of Ukraine and usurped […]