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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 20th March 2020

  1. drastic (adjective) – extreme, serious, forceful.
  2. strip of (verb) – dispossess, deprive, deny/remove, take away from (rank, power, etc,.).
  3. deliberate (adjective) – intentional, purposeful, pre-planned, wilful/wanton.
  4. inaction (noun) – inactivity, negligence, disregard.
  5. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  6. bar (verb) – block, ban, forbid/prohibit.
  7. defect (verb) – change allegiances/loyalties/sides; abscond, desert.
  8. landmark (noun as modifier) – historic, milestone, watershed.
  9. put an end to (phrase) – block, thwart, end/stop.
  10. presiding officer (noun) – The Speaker (of the Legislative Assembly).
  11. defector (noun) – betrayer, turncoat, traitor.
  12. dispose of (verb) – get rid of, do away with, get rid of (or) hand over, deliver up, transfer.
  13. 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.
  14. comply with (verb) – abide by, adhere to, conform to.
  15. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
  16. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce. 
  17. sort of (phrase) – to some extent, somewhat, somehow, slightly.
  18. kick in (phrasal verb) – come into effect.
  19. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  20. send out (phrasal verb) – give out, announce, deliver/release.
  21. aid (verb) – help, assist, support.
  22. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  23. floor-crossing (noun) – it means to change sides; to leave one political party and join another.
  24. objection (noun) – opposition, disapproval, disagreement.
  25. keep out (phrasal verb) – exclude, deny access to, prohibit.
  26. two-fold (adjective) – having two parts/elements.
  27. go beyond (phrasal verb) – to do more than (required).
  28. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  29. bear in mind (phrase) – take into account, heed, remember, consider.
  30. out of respect for (phrase) – because of the respect for.
  31. refrain from (verb) – stop oneself, abstain, desist from, hold back.
  32. ample (adjective) – sufficient, adequate, abundant.
  33. discharge (verb) – carry out, perform, conduct, do.
  34. reluctance (noun) – unwillingness, disinclination, hesitation.
  35. necessitate (verb) – require, need, demand.
  36. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, recognize, draw attention to, mention.
  37. precedent (noun) – model, exemplar, example, pattern; previous example/instance, prior instance.
  38. jurisdiction (noun) – the power to make legal decisions.
  39. follow-on (adjective) – follow up, subsequent, tracking.
  40. window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
  41. legitimate (adjective) – valid, reasonable, reliable.
  42. incur (verb) – suffer, experience, bring upon oneself, be subject to.
  43. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  44. limb (noun) – part, section.
  45. mechanism (noun) – procedure, process, method/technique.
  46. adjudicate (verb) – judge, give a verdict on; decide, settle/resolve.
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