The Hindu Editorial (A crippling shortage) – Nov 17, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (A crippling shortage) – Nov 17, 2018

The burgeoning docket burden that weighs down the judiciary is not because of its lumbering judicial processes alone, as it is often made out. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (A crippling shortage) – Nov 17, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (A crippling shortage) – Nov 17, 2018:

  1. crippling (adjective) – weakening, impairing, paralyzing.
  2. be bogged down (phrasal verb) – prevent, entangle, restrict/be stuck.
  3. burgeoning (adjective) – growing, increasing rapidly.
  4. docket (noun)  – a list of cases for hearing/trail/proceedings.
  5. weigh down (phrasal verb) – trouble, worry/bother, disturb.
  6. lumbering (adjective) – clumsy, awkward, uncoordinated.
  7. chronic (adjective) – persistent, long-term, continuing (or happening again and again for a long time).
  8. preside over (verb) – be head of, be responsible for, administer/manage/oversee.
  9. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, set down.
  10. pull up  (phrasal verb) – reprimand, criticize, rebuke.
  11. alarming (adjective) – disturbing, worrying.
  12. tardiness (noun) – belatedness, unpunctuality, lateness/delay.
  13. call for (phrasal verb) – require, make necessary, demand.
  14. accommodate (verb) – help/assist, serve; adjust/attune.
  15. time-bound (adjective) – related to a certain moment or era in time.
  16. prescribe (verb) – advise, recommend, suggest.
  17. infusion (noun) – the introduction/ instilling/imbuing of a new thing.
  18. bare bones (noun) – the fundamental framework/structure/ of something.
  19. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent to, be tantamount to.
  20. let down (phrasal verb) – fail to support, disappoint, abandon/neglect.
  21. litigant (noun) – opponent, petitioner, complainant/respondent.
  22. undertrial (noun) – a person in custody (for court’s trail).
  23. stand to (phrasal verb) – be in a position, be ready (to suffer).


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