The Hindu Editorial (Heavy-handed order) – Mar 14, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Heavy-handed order) – Mar 14, 2019

The Meghalaya High Court’s order finding the Editor and Publisher of Shillong Times guilty of contempt, and asking them to… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Heavy-handed order) – Mar 14, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Heavy-handed order) – Mar 14, 2019:

  1. heavy-handed (adjective) – oppressive, harsh/ruthless, autocratic.
  2. contempt (noun) – “contempt of court” often referred to simply as “contempt”, is the offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful toward a court of law and its officers in the form of behavior that opposes or defies the authority, justice and dignity of the court.
  3. stifle (verb) – prevent, restrain, suppress.
  4. dissenting (adjective) – disagreeing, objecting, differing/opposing. 
  5. unfortunate (noun) – regrettable, inappropriate; terrible/awful.
  6. explicit (adjective) – clear, obvious, direct/straightforward.
  7. empower (verb) – authorize, allow, entitle.
  8. scandalise (verb) – shock, horrify, disgust/repel.
  9. tend to (verb) – incline, favour, gravitate.
  10. outright (adjective) – complete/total, unequivocal, categorical.
  11. unilateral (adjective) – relating to a method of taking decisions (on international relations) by a state (country) individually without considering other states (countries).
  12. suo motu (phrase) – Latin term means “on its own motion”. it is used where a government agency acts on its own knowledge.
  13. accompany (verb) – coincide with, coexist with, go with.
  14. commentary (noun) – explanation/, interpretation/review, analysis.
  15. imply (verb) – say indirectly, suggest, hint.
  16. reimburse (verb) – repay, patoff, recompense.
  17. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent to, be tantamount to.
  18. moot (verb) – debatable, arguable, questionable.
  19. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  20. umbrage (noun) – take offence, take something personally, be aggrieved/upset.
  21. dignity (noun) – seriousness, grandeur, decorum.
  22. overzealous (adjective) – too much of zealous (fervent, committed, dedicated, intense, fierce).
  23. brush aside (phrasal verb) – dismiss, disregard, ignore.
  24. shrug off (verb) – disregard, ignore, set aside.
  25. sweeping (adjective) – decisive, thorough, complete/extensive.
  26. propaganda (noun) – information, promotion, publicity/advocacy.
  27. summarily (adverb) – immediately, instantly, straight away.
  28. summary (adjective) – immediate, instant, on-the-spot.
  29. hand down (phrasal verb) – deliver, give, announce (a judgement/verdict).
  30. tendentious (adjective) – contentious, disputed, debatable/arguable.
  31. self-serving (adjective) – self-seeking, selfish, egocentric.
  32. sparingly (adverb) – in small quantities; barely, meagrely.
  33. lenience (noun) – clemency, mercy, forbearance/tolerance.


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