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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15th February 2020

  1. candidacy (noun) – the state/condition/fact of being a candidate, particularly in an election; candidate-ship.
  2. de-criminalisation (noun) – the process of making something as a legal/legitimate one.
  3. fiat (noun) – order, decree, command, diktat.
  4. taint (noun) – trace, hint, tinge (of a bad quality).
  5. criminality (noun) – the state/condition of being criminal.
  6. in this regard (phrase) – in connection with the aspect/consideration/point referred earlier.
  7. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  8. cleanse (verb) – rid, clear, free, purify, purge (something unpleasant/bad).
  9. precious little (phrase) – very little (to emphasis something).
  10. reluctance (noun) – unwillingness, disinclination, hesitation.
  11. antecedent (noun) – past, background, record, history.
  12. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
  13. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  14. come up with (phrasal verb) – submit/suggest, propose, put forward.
  15. contempt of court (noun) – the offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful toward a court of law and its officers in the form of behavior that opposes or defies the authority, justice and dignity of the court.
  16. with reference to (phrase) – in relation to, as regards, with respect to, on the subject of.
  17. merit (noun) – quality, level, worthiness/goodness.
  18. bar (verb) – block, ban, exclude.
  19. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  20. winnability (noun) – a capacity/ability for winning.
  21. affidavit (noun) – sworn statement, self attestation, self declaration (of a person).
  22. in line with (phrase) – in alignment with, in accordance with.
  23. clause (noun) – term, condition, provision, requirement.
  24. conviction (noun) – sentence, judgement, verdict.
  25. disposal (noun) – getting rid of, discarding/jettisoning, scrapping.
  26. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  27. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, recognize, draw attention to, mention.
  28. convicted (adjective) – declared guilty of a crime.
  29. apt (adjective) – smart, intelligent, clever.
  30. refrain from (verb) – stop oneself, abstain, desist from, hold back.
  31. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible.
  32. back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold.

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