The Hindu Editorial (Poll position) – Jul 11, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Poll position) – Jul 11, 2018

It is perhaps no surprise that political parties are deeply divided over the idea of holding simultaneous elections for the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Poll position) – Jul 11, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Poll position) – Jul 11, 2018: 

  1. go against (phrasal verb) – be contrary to.
  2. fabric (noun) – the basic structure, system, framework.
  3. advocate (verb) – recommend, support, uphold.
  4. speak out (phrasal verb) – speak publicly.
  5. in principle (phrase) – in general, by and large, on the whole.
  6. dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, organization.
  7. naysayer (noun) – a person who always denies or opposes something.
  8. fraught with (adjective) – full of,  filled with, charged with/loaded with.
  9. disseminate (verb) – spread, circulate, publicize.
  10. privilege (verb) –  give a privilege to (advantage/benefit, favour).
  11. synchronisation (noun) – two things take place at the same time.
  12. curtailment (noun) – reduction, decrease, restriction.
  13. tenure (noun) – incumbency, term of office, period/time in office.
  14. propriety (noun) – morality, correctness, decency.
  15. constructive (adjective) – practical, effective, advantageous.
  16. motion (noun) – proposal, submission, recommendation (to a legislature).
  17. palatable (adjective) – acceptable, satisfactory, pleasing/agreeable.
  18. waiver (noun) – renunciation, abandonment, rejection, refusal.
  19. Anti-defection law – The 10th Schedule to the Constitution, popularly referred to as the ‘Anti-Defection Law,’ was inserted by the 52nd Amendment in 1985. The grounds of disqualification are specified in Paragraph 2 of the 10th Schedule. A member would incur a disqualification under paragraph 2 (1) (a) when he “voluntarily gives up his membership of a party” and under 2 (1) (b) when he/she votes (or abstains from voting) contrary to the directive issued by the party. (Courtesy: The Hindu).
  20. pressing (adjective) – urgent, important/high-priority, crucial.
  21. curb (verb) – restrain, restrict/control, stifle.
  22. staggered (adjective) – unsteady, volatile, changing.


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