The Hindu Editorial (Clemency question) – Sep 11, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Clemency question) – Sep 11, 2018

After failing to get the seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case released by exercising its statutory power to remit life sentences,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Clemency question) – Sep 11, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Clemency question) – Sep 11, 2018: 

  1. clemency (noun) – mercy, leniency, forgiveness/forbearance.
  2. convict (noun) – prisoner, inmate, lawbreaker.
  3. statutory (adjective) – legitimate, permissible, admissible.
  4. remit (verb) – cancel, set aside, revoke/repeal.
  5. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  6. primacy (noun) – greater importance, priority, preference.
  7. remission (noun) – cancellation, suspension, repeal.
  8. concur with (verb) – agree, assent, accept (a decision).
  9. precedent (noun) – previous example/instance, prior instance, exemplar.
  10. ramifications (noun) – consequence, result/outcome, aftermath/repercussions.
  11. sovereign (adjective) – supreme/absolute, unconditional, unrestricted.
  12. vest in (verb) – (phrasal verb) – be provided with the power/authority.
  13. take a call on (phrase) – decide on.
  14. bound by (verb) – limit, restrict, confine/circumscribe.
  15. moot (adjective) – debatable, arguable, questionable.
  16. pause (verb) – stop, halt, take a break.
  17. diabolical (adjective) – wicked, shocking, dreadful/terrible.
  18. throw up (phrasal verb) – produce something.
  19. repatriate (verb) – send (a person) back to his/her own country.
  20. omnibus (adjective) – the Latin word meaning “for all”; comprising several items.
  21. gravity (noun) – seriousness, importance, magnitude.
  22. prolonged (adjective) – continuous, ongoing, persistent.
  23. incarceration (noun) – imprisonment, confinement, custody.
  24. compassion (noun) – care, concern, empathy.
  25. lock away (phrasal verb) – imprison, incarcerate, send to prison.
  26. sliver of hope (phrase) – a small/thin piece of hope.
  27. in keeping with (phrase) – consistent with, in accordance with, in line with.
  28. humane (adjective) – compassionate, generous; socially concerned.
  29. imposition (noun) – enforcement, execution, implementation.
  30. retrograde (adjective) – unprogressive, negative, reverse/regressive.


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