Under a humane Constitution – The Hindu (Advanced Word List To Improve Vocabulary) (Mar 12 2018)

Under a humane Constitution – The Hindu (Mar 12, 2018)

Last week, in Common Cause v. Union of India, the Supreme Court ruled that every individual has the right to die with dignity. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Courtesy: The Hindu

Advanced Word List 1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. passive euthanasia (noun) – it involves withdrawal of life support or discontinuation of life-preserving medical treatment so that a person with a terminal illness is allowed to die in the natural course. (Courtesy: The Hindu)
  2. advance directive or living will (noun) – written statement regarding an unconscious patient’s medical treatment based on that particular patient’s own desire provided when he/she was of sound mind, as the patient could not provide “informed consent” after going into coma.
  3. concurrence (noun) – agreement, consensus.
  4. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  5. primacy (noun) – greater importance, priority, supremacy.
  6. invasive (adjective) – dangerous/harmful; obtrusive/interrupting, unwanted.
  7. guinea pig (noun) – a person used as subject for experiment/test.
  8. encompass (verb) – include, subsume, incorporate.
  9. insight (noun) – understanding, awareness/comprehension, judgement.
  10. thrust upon (verb) – force, push, pressurize.
  11. inevitably (adverb) – naturally, automatically, certainly/definitely.
  12.  quasi-legislative (adjective) – relating to the administrative body which adopts, amends, or revises the rules and regulations and the same administrative body is responsible for general applicability of the rules and regulations affecting the community at large.
  13. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  14. presume (verb) – assume, expect, speculate.
  15. tacitly (adverb) – something which is understood without being directly stated.


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. Use it with the corresponding article published on the source (website) via the link provided. 
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Indian Polity 5th Edition


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