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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 4 July 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 4 July 2020
  1. marine (noun) – 
    a member of an armed force who operate on land and at sea.
  2. meet with (verb) –
    receive, have (a particular reaction).
  3. quest (noun) – 
    pursuit, search; investigation.
  4. Enrica lexie (noun) –
    it is an Italian oil tanker (oil tanker is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products).
  5. nautical mile (noun) –
    it is a unit of measurement defined as 1.852 kilometres.
  6. arbitration (noun) –
    conciliation, mediation, intervention/negotiation.
  7. jurisdiction (noun) –
    authority, power (to hear a case & make legal decisions). 
  8. try (verb) –
    hear, investigate (a case) and make a formal judgement on it; pass judgement on, adjudge, adjudicate.
  9. hold (verb) – 
    detain, keep, hold in custody, imprison.
  10. entitle (verb) –
    allow, permit, make eligible, authorize.
  11. immunity (noun) – 
    exemption, exception, freedom, release (from legal proceedings). 
  12. admit (verb) –
    acknowledge, declare, make public.
  13. concurrent jurisdiction (adjective) –
    two or more courts from different systems simultaneously  have authority to hear the same case.
  14. preclude (verb) – 
    prevent, prohibit, block/exclude.
  15. in one’s favour (phrase) – 
    to one’s benefit/advantage.
  16. vessel (noun) – 
    ship, yacht, boat.
  17. merit (verb) –
    be entitled to, deserve, warrant, justify.
  18. compensation (noun) –
    recompense, restitution, indemnification, settlement (for loss/damage). 
  19. obligation (noun) – 
    duty/responsibility; necessity, necessary requirement.
  20. measure (noun) – 
    step, action, course of action, plan of action, procedure.
  21. suppress (verb) –
    conceal, hide, cover up.
  22. piracy (noun) – 
    an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship/boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area.
  23. at all (phrase) – 
    conceivably, in any way, by any means.
  24. outrage (noun) –
    fury, anger, wrath, indignation, resentment.
  25. wanton (adjective) –
    deliberate, wilful, malicious/cruel, unjustifiable.
  26. inasmuch as (phrase) – 
    to the extent that; in so far as.
  27. circumstances (noun) – 
    situation, conditions, state of affairs.
  28. contiguous (adjective) – 
    neighbouring, adjacent, bordering/abutting.
  29. territorial sea (noun) –
    a belt of coastal waters that go at most 12 nautical miles (22 km; 14 mi) from the edge of a coastal state.
  30. offence (noun) –
    breach or violation of the law.
  31. warrant (verb) –
    justify/necessitate, vindicate/validate, call for.
  32. prosecution (noun) –
    legal action/trail, legal proceeding, litigation.
  33. rule out (phrasal verb) – 
    eliminate, reject, dismiss.
  34. in order (phrase) –
    appropriate, suitable, proper, right.
  35. take over (phrasal verb) – 
    assume control of, take charge of, take command of.
  36. tangle (noun) – 
    mix-up, confusion, mishmash, shambles.
  37. sort out (phrasal verb) – 
    tackle, deal with, attend to.
  38. diplomatic (adjective) –
    (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy, political.
  39. fallout (noun) – 
    adverse results/consequence; after-effects, repercussions.
  40. prosecute (verb) – 
    take to court,institute legal action against, charge with, accuse of.
  41. invoke (verb) – 
    cite, refer to, adduce. 
  42. furore (noun) – 
    agitation, disturbance, turmoil.
  43. 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).
  44. take someone/something out of someone else’s hands (phrase) – 
    to release or free someone/something of the burden of someone else.
  45. make good (phrase) –
    do well, get ahead, succeed.
  46. takeaway (noun) –
    a key point/idea/fact.
  47. domain (noun) –
    area/sphere of activity.

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