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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 29 June 2020

Current Affairs 29 June 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section with their best. So it is most important for the students to improve their writing as well as verbal skills. An important part of this process is working on your English vocabulary.

For improvement of vocabulary we are providing here most important The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 29 June 2020.

  1. reprieve (noun) –
    cancellation, suspension, postponement (of a punishment or something undesirable event); stay of execution.
  2. watchdog (noun) – 
    inspector/supervisor, observer, ombudsman.
  3. buy time (phrase) –
    delay, linger, waste time.
  4. back away (phrasal verb) –
    escape, abscond, flee; step back, move away, back off, withdraw.
  5. in view of (phrase) – 
    in the light of, owing to, considering.
  6. 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.
  7. counter (verb) – 
    oppose, resist, tackle, confront, stand up to.
  8. money laundering (noun) –
    a secret act of moving illegally acquired funds into legal bank accounts or investments.
  9. black list (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.
  10. jurisdiction (noun) –
    territory, region, zone/area.
  11. sanctions (noun) – 
    action taken, or an order given to force a country to obey international laws by limiting or stopping trade with that country, by not allowing economic aid for that country, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  12. a tall order (phrase) – 
    demanding, exacting, difficult (thing to do).
  13. mechanism (noun) – 
    procedure, process, method/technique.
  14. curb (verb) –
    control, contain, restrict, limit.
  15. Hawala (noun) – 
    a popular and informal value (money) transfer system based not on the movement of cash or computer network wire transfers between banks, but through a huge network of illegal money brokers.
  16. facilitate (verb) – 
    assist, help, aid.
  17. prosecution (noun) –
    legal action/trail, legal proceeding, litigation.
  18. madrassa (noun) – 
    an Islamic religious school; a place (school or college) where people learn about Islam, the religion of Muslims.
  19. accountability (noun) – 
    responsibility, liability, answerability.
  20. the establishment (noun) – 
    the powers that be, the authorities, the ruling class, the regime.
  21. stint (noun) –
    term, time.
  22. internalise (verb) –
    accept/agree, personalise, embody.
  23. safe haven (noun) – 
    refuge, shelter, asylum, place of safety/security.
  24. proscribed (adjective) – 
    banned, prohibited, forbidden (by law).
  25. pursue (verb) –
    engage in, conduct, follow, prosecute.
  26. indictment (noun) –
    a formal charge, accusation, allegation (of a serious misconduct/wrongdoing).
  27. mastermind (noun) – 
    planner, organizer, originator.
  28. convict (verb) –
    declare guilty, give a sentence.
  29. outfit (noun) – 
    organization, group.
  30. at large (phrase) – 
    free, on the run, fugitive.
  31. reference (noun) – 
    mention, comment, remark.
  32. martyr (noun) – 
    a person who was killed/put to death on account of his/her’s beliefs.
  33. underline (verb) – 
    emphasize, underscore, highlight.
  34. attitude (noun) –
    viewpoint, thinking, perspective, outlook.
  35. designate (adjective) – 
    appointed, not yet  admitted/inducted to office, especially with swearing-in ceremony.
  36. veto (verb) –
    reject, dismiss; prohibit/block.
  37. speak to/of (verb) – 
    indicate, show, display, demonstrate, reveal.
  38. lack of (noun) – 
    absence, deficiency, unavailability, dearth.
  39. credibility (noun) –
    trustworthiness, reliability, integrity.
  40. count on (phrasal verb) –
    rely on, depend on.
  41. mitigate (verb) –
    reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  42. keen (adjective) – 
    impatient, determined, desirous, ready.
  43. eventually (adverb) – 
    in the end, finally, at last.
  44. given (preposition) –
    considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  45. rigorous (adjective) – 
    strict, stern, stringent.
  46. in any case (phrase) –
    whatever happens.
  47. a free rein (phrase) – 
    freedom, a free hand, leeway/latitude.
  48. in one’s own interest (phrase) –
    advantageous/beneficial to oneself.

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