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Vocabulary for challenging times


Curfew is a rule or law that sets a time that certain people have to be off the streets. A town may set a curfew for teenagers, for example, although many parents impose a stricter curfew for their own kids.

Historically, a curfew was signaled by the ringing of a bell meant to alert residents that it was time to put out their hearth fires. The word curfew comes from an Old French word cuevrefeu, “cover fire,” cuevre meaning to cover, and feu meaning fire. Over time, curfew has come to refer to getting people off the streets at night and into their homes, often during times of civil unrest.

Here are some other important words to fully understand during challenging times.

affairs: events affecting a government, military, organisation, etc. – กรณียกิจ, กิจธุระ

call (noun): a request, an order or a demand for somebody to do something or to go somewhere – ข้อเรียกร้อง

cooperation: working together to achieve a result that will benefit all sides – ความร่วมมือ, การทำงานร่วมกัน

curfew: a law that does not allow people to go outside between a particular time in the evening and a particular time in the morning – กฎอัยการศึก คือห้ามออกนอกบ้านในยามวิกาล

emergency decree (noun): a situation where the government takes on special powers in a dangerous situation and the rights of the people are often limited in some way – ประกาศภาวะฉุกเฉิน

impose: to introduce something and force people to accept it – กำหนด,บังคับใช้

inevitable: unavoidable – ซึ่งหลีกเลี่ยงไม่ได้

invoke: to use a rule or law as a reason or basis for doing something – ประกาศใช้ (กฎหมาย), อ้าง (กฎหมาย)

spike: a sudden increase – การพุ่งพรวดขึ้น