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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 18th March 2020

  1. deviant (adjective) – abnormal, atypical, strange/eccentric, nonconformist.
  2. propriety (noun) – conformity, morality, correctness/good manners.
  3. at the earliest (phrase) – as soon as possible, without delay, in a very quick time.
  4. adjourn (verb) – postpone, put off, defer/delay.
  5. go against (phrasal verb) – oppose, be contrary to.
  6. presume (verb) – assume, suppose, judge, postulate.
  7. untenable (adjective) – undefendable, unjustified, unacceptable.
  8. legality (noun) – lawfulness, legitimacy, validity, rightness.
  9. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  10. perfidy (adjective) – duplicity, double-dealing, dishonesty.
  11. greed (noun) – rapacity, avarice;selfish desire or appetite (for wealth/power).
  12. curious (adjective) – strange/unusual, unconventional, surprising.
  13. non partisan (adjective) – fair, unbiased, impartial, neutral.
  14. ingenious (adjective) – intelligent, talented, clever.
  15. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  16. defensible (adjective) – reasonable, rational, logical, justifiable.
  17. rebel (adjective) – nonconformist, dissident; disgruntled/dissatisfied.
  18. take up (phrasal verb) – accept, agree to, accede to, say yes to.
  19. notably (adverb) – especially, particularly, primarily.
  20. unseat (verb) – remove, topple, dismiss, overthrow, oust.
  21. whip (noun) – a written notice provided by the party (Whip) to their members in in Parliament/Legislative Assembly to vote to support the act/policy. (a member of a political party who is in charge of providing that written notice is also called as “Whip”).
  22. lynchpin (noun) – centre, focal point, central point.
  23. Anti-defection law (noun) – The 10th Schedule to the Constitution, popularly referred to as the ‘Anti-Defection Law,’ was inserted by the 52nd Amendment in 1985. The grounds of disqualification are specified in Paragraph 2 of the 10th Schedule. A member would incur a disqualification under paragraph 2 (1) (a) when he “voluntarily gives up his membership of a party” and under 2 (1) (b) when he/she votes (or abstains from voting) contrary to the directive issued by the party.
  24. allege (verb) – claim, accuse, charge.
  25. duress (noun) – compulsion, force, pressure, coercion, threat.
  26. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  27. impasse (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, stand-off.
  28. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, unambiguity.
  29. threshold (noun) – lower limit, starting point, the level (to react to something).
  30. dismantle (verb) – defeat heavily; demolish, knock down, destroy.
  31. opportunistic (adjective) – opportunistic/selfish, egocentric, inward-looking.
  32. manoeuvre (noun) – tactic/trick, cunning action, carefully planned activity.
  33. unfold (verb) – occur, happen, take place.
  34. engineered (adjective) – skillfully planned, manoeuvred, choreographed, orchestrated, masterminded.
  35. sabotage (verb) – damage or destroy something deliberately.
  36. camouflage (verb) – hide, conceal, cover.
  37. adjudicate (verb) – judge, give a verdict on; decide, settle/resolve.
  38. take into consideration (phrase) – consider, take into account, foresee, anticipate.
  39. malaise (noun) – trouble, unease, unhappiness/depression.
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