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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 14th April 2020

  1. sack (verb) – remove, dismiss, discharge, lay off (from the office/job).
  2. subterfuge (noun) – deception, trickery, tactic, cunning/cheating (action), intrigue.
  3. ordinance (noun) – order, rule, act.
  4. legality (noun) – lawfulness, legitimacy, validity, rightness.
  5. culmination (noun) – finale/end, conclusion, termination.
  6. glaring (adjective) – obvious, visible, apparent, flagrant, blatant.
  7. tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period in office.
  8. criterion (noun) – basis, standard, norm. (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  9. render (verb) – deliver, hand down, bring in, give, announce (a verdict/judgement).
  10. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  11. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence (of a disease); outburst, epidemic.
  12. exhaust (verb) – waste, run through, deplete, squander, fritter away.
  13. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  14. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  15. appointee (noun) – one who is appointed to a job/position; representative, delegate, office holder.
  16. predecessor (noun) – previous holder of the post; forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
  17. sweep (noun) – winning all seats in (an election).
  18. uphold (verb) – confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  19. means (noun) – method, way, procedure.
  20. dislodge (verb) – remove, displace, knock out, oust, unseat (from a position of authority).   
  21. mark (verb) – indicate, represent, signify, signalize.
  22. cessation (noun) – suspension, stopping, halting/ceasing.
  23. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent/equal to, be tantamount to.
  24. cut short (phrase) – to end or stop (something) before it is completed.
  25. erroneous (adjective) – wrong, incorrect, inaccurate.
  26. carte blanche (noun) – French phrase literally means “blank or white card/sheet/paper”; it refers to complete freedom/full permission to act as someone wants.
  27. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  28. envision (verb) – imagine, visualize, intend,envisage.
  29. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  30. well-settled (adjective) – firmly established, well established.
  31. incumbent (adjective) – current, existing, present (in power).
  32. survive (verb) – outlast, outlive, hold on/exist, get through.
  33. scrutiny (noun) – observation, inspection, examination.
  34. detriment (noun) – disadvantage, damage, loss.
  35. incumbent (noun) – the current/present holder/occupant of an office. 
  36. norm (noun) – standard, rule, criterion.
  37. successor (noun) – heir, next-in-line, descendant.

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