The Hindu Editorial (Disquieting decision) – Jan 12, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Disquieting decision) – Jan 12, 2019

The removal of Alok Verma as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation is a disconcerting denouement to an unseemly episode. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Disquieting decision) – Jan 12, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Disquieting decision) – Jan 12, 2019:

  1. disquieting (adjective) – horrible, awful, disgusting/upsetting.
  2. tussle (noun) – fight, skirmish/scuffle; quarrel.
  3. unseemly (adjective) – improper, inappropriate, undignified.
  4. echelon (noun) – level, rank, grade (in an organization).
  5. disconcerting (adjective) – discomfiting, unsettling, disturbing.
  6. denouement (noun) – finale, outcome, result.
  7. couch (verb) – express, frame, formulate.
  8. even-handed (adjective) – fair, equitable, impartial.
  9. incumbent (noun) – a person who is holding an office or position; officer, office-holder, office-bearer.
  10. reinstatement (noun) – restoration, return to a former position, return to power.
  11. unconditional (adjective) – unquestioning, unreserved, unequivocal/absolute.
  12. divest (verb) – deprive, strip, dispossess/relieve of (power).
  13. dissenting (adjective) – disagreeing, objecting, differing/opposing. 
  14. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  15. prima facie (adverb/adjective) – something (first impression) considered as right until proved.
  16. untenable (adjective) – undefendable, unjustified, unacceptable.
  17. standpoint (noun) – point of view, perspective, outlook.
  18. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  19. precedent (noun) – previous example/instance, prior instance, exemplar.
  20. adverse (noun) – dangerous, unfavourable, disadvantageous.
  21. unseat (verb) – remove from office, depose, dethrone.
  22. bipartisan (adjective) – involving cooperation between two (opposite & big)  political parties.
  23. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, forecast.
  24. thwart (verb) – prevent, block, impede/hinder.
  25. stratagem (noun) – plan, tactic, course of action.
  26. institutional crisis (noun ) – a problem in the routine function of an institution/establishment/system.


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