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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 24th February 2020

  1. keep up (phrasal verb) – continue, maintain, persist, carry on/go on with.
  2. hold someone to account (phrase) – to require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
  3. watchdog (noun) – inspector/supervisor, observer, ombudsman.
  4. plenary (noun) – assembly, conference, meeting.
  5. grey/watch list (noun) – a list of countries on observation due to their “strategic deficiencies” in countering terror-financing and money-laundering. The countries put on grey/watch list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will be subjected to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) on terror financing.
  6. carry out (phrasal verb) – conduct, perform, execute.
  7. loophole (noun) – an ambiguity in the law; flaw/fault, defect.
  8. call on (phrasal verb) – appeal to, demand, ask, request.
  9. prosecution (noun) – legal action/trail, legal proceeding, litigation.
  10. sanction (verb) – punish, prohibit, put restriction on.
  11. flout (verb) – disobey, break, violate.
  12. designated (adjective) – classified, labelled, identified.
  13. comply with (verb) – abide by, adhere to, conform to.
  14. stricture (noun) – constraint, restriction, limitation, restraint.
  15. blacklist (noun) – a list of countries which the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) judges to be non-cooperative in the global fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.
  16. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  17. slip through (phrasal verb) – pass through, escape (without being noticed), to fail to be noticed.
  18. pledge (verb) – promise/swear, give one’s word; give an assurance.
  19. veto (verb) – reject, dismiss; prohibit/block.
  20. set the stage for (phrase) – prepare the circumstances for beginning of something.
  21. sustain (verb) – continue, carry on, keep up.
  22. punitive (adjective) – disciplinary, corrective, retributive.
  23. immunity (noun) – impunity, exemption/freedom from punishment, special treatment.
  24. conviction (noun) – sentence, judgement, verdict.
  25. command performance (noun) – something done at the request/order of someone.
  26. submission (noun) – suggestion, proposition, recommendation; statement/assertion/claim.
  27. scrutinise (verb) – examine carefully, inspect; investigate.
  28. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  29. extract (verb) – obtain by force, wrest, exact, squeeze out.
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