The Hindu Editorial (Managing perceptions) – Aug 03, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Managing perceptions) – Aug 03, 2018

If we accept that politics is about pragmatism, about managing perceptions, about defusing difficult situations,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Managing perceptions) – Aug 03, 2018.

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  1. perception (noun) – insight, understanding, discernment/thoughtfulness.
  2. pragmatism (noun) – realism, practicability, logical thinking.
  3. defuse (verb) – reduce, lessen, diminish.
  4. prevailing (adjective) – existing; current.
  5. dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, organization.
  6. dilute (verb) – diminish, reduce, decrease.
  7. call for (mass noun) – demand, need, reason for.
  8. constituent (noun) – integral part, unit/element, section.
  9. goad (verb) – provoke, spur, egg on/incite.
  10. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, draw up/frame (a rule).
  11. anticipatory bail (noun) – Under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the provision allows a person can request to get bail in anticipation of being accused of having committed a non-bailable offence in India.
  12. merit (noun) – intrinsic quality, strong point.
  13. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  14. interpret (verb) – understand, construe, take to mean.
  15. deliberately (adverb) – intentionally, purposely, knowingly/wittingly.
  16. read down (phrase) – an instance of a court urging that a statute must be construed/interpreted legally, if fairly possible, so as to save it from being declared illegal.
  17. be at pains to do something (phrase) – to try very hard to do something.
  18. arbitrary (adjective) – personal (whim/choice), erratic/unreasonable, illogical, unjustifiable.
  19. consolidate (verb) – strengthen, reinforce, fortify.
  20. conviction (noun) – pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
  21. dismally (adverb) – disgracefully, very badly/awfully, dreadfully.
  22. atrocity (noun) – act of barbarity/brutality, cruelty, inhumanity.
  23. ostracisation (noun) – banishment/expelling from a society or group.
  24. in letter and spirit (phrase) – adhering to/obeying both literal interpretation/wording and the spirit/intent/purpose of the law.
  25. disadvantaged (adjective) – deprived, underprivileged, needy.
  26. abhorrent (adjective) – offensive, horrible, contemptible.
  27. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.



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