The Hindu Editorial (At last, a scheme) – May 16, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (At last, a scheme) – May 16, 2018

Now that the Karnataka election is over, the Centre has finally mustered the courage to submit a draft scheme in the Supreme Court to implement the final decision onFor further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (At last, a scheme) – May 16, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (At last, a scheme) – May 16, 2018:  

  1. basin (noun) – the portion of land drained by a river and its tributaries (branch rivers).
  2. muster (verb) – gather together, summon up, rally (a response).
  3. apportion (verb) – share out, divide out, allocate/distribute.
  4. riparian (adjective) – located on the bank of a river.
  5. tier (noun) – level, step, grade (of a structure/system).
  6. compliance (noun) – obedience to, accordance with, adherence to.
  7. binding (adjective) – irrevocable, unalterable, permanent.
  8. ambiguous (adjective) – arguable, debatable, questionable.
  9. enabling clause (noun) – a clause/statute that gives someone the authority to take decisions or force something into effect.
  10. stand-off (noun) – deadlock, stalemate, impasse (in a dispute/conflict).
  11. allay (verb) – reduce, decrease, lessen.
  12. apprehension (noun) – concern, doubt/qualm, misgiving.
  13. partisan (adjective) – biased, prejudiced, one-sided.
  14. say (noun) – voice, influence, authority.
  15. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, imagine/envision.
  16. irrigation (noun) – the process of (artificially) supplying water to farm land to grow crops & plants.
  17. composition (noun) – formation, structure, organization.
  18. autonomy (noun) – self-government, independence, freedom.
  19. drag on (phrasal verb) – persist, continue/extend, be protracted.
  20. adjudication (noun) – judgement, decision, verdict.
  21. contour (noun) – outlineshapeform.
  22. entrust (verb) – assign, give the responsibility for, charge with a responsibility/trust.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (At last, a scheme) – May 16, 2018:

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