The Hindu Editorial (BCCI revamp) – Aug 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (BCCI revamp) – Aug 13, 2018

Two years after accepting the Justice R.M. Lodha Committee’s recommendations, the Supreme Court has now extended some concessions to….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (BCCI revamp) – Aug 13, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (BCCI revamp) – Aug 13, 2018: 

  1. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
  2. aggrieved (adjective) – distressed, upset, unhappy.
  3. revamp (verb) – mordenize/refurbish, improved, upgrade.
  4. climbdown (noun) – wthdrawal, retraction, u-turn/concession.
  5. knock down (phrasal verb) – demolish, bring down, destroy.
  6. cooling-off period (noun) – a period of time which allows settlement of arguments for someone to act.
  7. office-bearer  (noun) – official/officer; a person who holds a position of authority/responsibility in an organisation.
  8. tenure (noun) – term. period, time (in office).
  9. kick in (phrasal verb) – come into effect.
  10. fiefdom (noun) – territory/sphere over which a particular person/group has rights and controls its overall operations.
  11. fritter away (phrasal verb) – squander, waste, misuse.
  12. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  13. defer (verb) – postpone, put off, delay.
  14. aggregate (verb) – total, comprehensive, overall.
  15. amount (verb) – become, grow into, turn out to be.
  16. perpetuation (noun) – continuation, prolongationextension.
  17. overrule (verb) – reject, cancel, reverse/overturn.
  18. strip of (verb) – take away from, dispossess, deprive/deny.
  19. up to (phrase) – choice of, responsibility of.
  20. dispel (verb) – banish, eliminate/remove, dismiss
  21. apprehension (noun) – concern, doubt/qualm, misgiving.
  22. manipulation (noun) – manoeuvre, stratagem, intrigue/ploy.
  23. a matter of (phrase) – something depends on.
  24. intervention (noun) – mediation, arbitration, conciliation/peacemaking.
  25. deficit (noun) – slippage, deficiency, shortage.


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