He vowed to extract funds
tumultuous European political year
tumultuous(adj) ---> confused or excited
Germany party assailed the chancellor in blunt,
assail(verb) -->Make a converted or violent attack
blunt(adj) --> Straightforward or frank
the bloody attack inflicted a damaging blow
inflicted(verb) ---> cause (something unpleasant or painful) to be suffered by someone or something.
the slip-up was startling
slip-up(noun) -->careless mistake
startling(adj) --> very surprising, astonishing, or remarkable.
Germany that likes to see itself as meticulous.
Meticulous --> (adj) Very careful or precise