Sunday, April 4, 2010

coup

coup [ koo ]
 noun ]
 MEANING :
 1. a clever action or accomplishment
2. a very successful move or a brilliantly executed stratagem
3. a takeover or a sudden appropriation of power or leadership
 USAGE EXAMPLE 1 :
 The presidency had to be won in a free and fair election and not by a coup.
 USAGE EXAMPLE 2 :
 The protesters are supporters of former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who was ousted in a bloodless military coup in 2006.