Advanced Word List-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (A rude wake-up call – The Hindu Apr 02, 2018)

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A rude wake-up call – The Hindu Apr 02, 2018

The euphoria in some circles over a proposed resolution of impeachment of the Chief Justice of India is a matter of grave concern, for it brings to….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Advanced Word List To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. wake-up call (noun) – something which alerts a person to a problem and makes him/her to do some remedial action.
  2. impeach (verb) – indict, charge, accuse.
  3. euphoria (noun) – elation, excitement, delight/happiness.
  4. impeachment (noun) – the act of charging/accusing (a public official) with a crime done while in office (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  5. impinge on (verb) – affect, have an effect on, have a bearing on.
  6. protagonist (noun) – main character, chief participant, mainstay.
  7. bona fides (adjective) – credibility, authority, authenticity/correctness.
  8. descend (verb) – deteriorate, decline, fall.
  9. precede (verb) – come before, lead up to, pave the way for.
  10. bedrock (noun) – core, basis/base, foundation.
  11. 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).
  12. under a cloud (phrase) – under suspicion, discredited/disgraced, shamed.
  13. exoneration (noun) – vindication, acquittal, discharge.
  14. inhibit (verb) – prevent, impede, hinder.
  15. shackle (verb) – restrain, restrict, constrain.
  16. loom (verb) – impend, threaten, menace.
  17. chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
  18. concurrence (noun) – agreement, consensus, consent/approval.
  19. obviate (verb) – avoid, prevent, eliminate.
  20. ab initio (adjective) – from the beginning, initially, originally.
  21. vigour (noun) – strength, energyhigh level of activity.
  22. black sheep (noun) – a person with bad reputation.
  23. disregard (verb) – ignore, pay no attention to, dismiss/overlook.
  24. collegium (noun) – The collegium system is the one in which the Chief Justice of India and a forum of four senior most judges of the Supreme Court recommend appointments & transfers of judges. There is no mention of the collegium in the Constitution of India.
  25. notwithstanding (adverb) – nevertheless, nonetheless, in spite of that.
  26. categoric (adjective) – definite, direct, outright.
  27. bewilder (verb) – baffle, confuse, perplex/puzzle.
  28. mandamus (noun) – a judicial writ issued as a command to an inferior court.
  29. rejuvenate (verb) – reviverenew, reorganize.
  30. a far cry (phrase) – a very different one.

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