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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 19th March 2020

  1. competitive (adjective) – aggressive, contentious, combative.
  2. impropriety (noun) – misconduct, wrongdoing, dishonesty, illegitimacy.
  3. lest (conjunction) – in case, just in case, in order to avoid.
  4. crass (adjective) – outright, blatant, glaring; insensitive/mindless.
  5. futile (adjective) – useless, senseless, pointless.
  6. well-deserved (adjective) – fully earned/justified something.
  7. recognition (noun) – appreciation, gratitude, acclaim/credit.
  8. jurist (noun) – an expert in law.
  9. seeming (adjective) – apparent, alleged, claimed, purported.
  10. conformity (noun) – agreement with, accordance with, compliance with, obedience to.
  11. militate (verb) – work against, resist, hinder/oppose.
  12. cut no ice (phrase) – to have no influence on someone; to fail to convince someone.
  13. dubious (adjective) – suspicious, questionable, doubtful.
  14. precedent (noun) – model, exemplar, example, pattern; previous example/instance, prior instance.
  15. reflect on (verb) – disgrace, discredit, put in a bad light, give a bad name to.
  16. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  17. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent/equal to, be tantamount to.
  18. perception (noun) – understanding, discernment, recognition/realization; interpretation.
  19. lapse (noun) – failure, mistake, blunder/oversight.
  20. propriety (noun) – conformity, morality, correctness/good manners.
  21. absolve (verb) – exonerate, discharge, acquit, release, relieve.
  22. exonerate (verb) – free/clear from a criminal charge, acquit, declare innocent.
  23. wrong-doing (noun) – misconduct, misdeed, lawlessness, malpractice.
  24. scandal (noun) – impropriety, misconduct, wrongdoing.
  25. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
  26. project (verb) – convey, put across, communicate, present ( a view).
  27. cohesion (noun) – connection, linkage, bond.
  28. expertise (noun) – skill, mastery, prowess.
  29. encroach on (verb) – influence, have an effect on, impose oneself.
  30. restraining force (noun) – force that work against the change, creating resistance.
  31. electoral bond (noun) – an electoral bond is designed to be a bearer instrument like a Promissory Note — in effect, it will be similar to a bank note that is payable to the bearer on demand and free of interest. It can be purchased by any citizen of India or a body incorporated in India. it allows limitless, secret donations to political parties, including (and especially) by corporations.
  32. colour (verb) – influence, affect, distort (in a negative way).
  33. in retrospect (phrase) – looking back, on reflection, in/with hindsight.
  34. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  35. cloud (verb) – mess up, spoil, ruin, vitiate.
  36. harassment (noun) – persecution, persistent annoyance, coercion/intimidation.
  37. credibility (noun) – trustworthiness, reliability, integrity.
  38. reinstate (verb) – bring back, restore, return to position.
  39. exoneration (noun) – vindication, acquittal, discharge.
  40. brazenness (noun) – boldness, shamelessness, immodesty, lack of decency.
  41. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  42. undermine (verb) – reduce, diminish, impede, hinder.
  43. all-powerful (adjective) – having power/influence/control on everything completely; dictatorial, totalitarian, autocratic .
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