Overreach – The Hindu (Nov 17, 2017)

Overreach – The Hindu (Nov 17, 2017)

It is an act of constitutional impropriety for the Governor of a State to review the work of government officials when an elected regime is in place. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. overreach (noun) – an act of trying to do too much; an act of reach out too far.
  2. impropriety (noun) – incorrectness, misconduct/wrongdoing, irregularity.
  3. first-hand (adverb) – directly, immediately, personally.
  4. augur well (verb) – bode, portend, predict (a good outcome/result).
  5. enjoin (verb) – prohibit, ban/bar, prevent.
  6. call for (phrasal verb) – demand, require, need.
  7. bureaucrat (noun) – administrator, office-holder, civil/public servant.
  8. zeal (noun) – keenness, enthusiasm, eagerness.
  9. drift (noun) – a development towards an unwelcoming one; disorientation, adrift, confusion.
  10. on autopilot (phrase) – inattentively, unheedingly, carelessly.
  11. dissident (adjective) –  dissenting/disagreeing, objecting, protesting.
  12. shore up (phrasal verb) – support, assist, buttress/strengthen.
  13. gain ground (phrase) – make headway, make progress, advance/proceed.
  14. bind (noun) – predicament, awkward/difficult situation, quandary.
  15. lean on (phrasal verb) – intimidate, coerce, pressurize; rely/depend.
  16. foothold (noun) – footing, grip/anchorage, secure position.
  17. prospect (noun) – expectation, chance; possibility.
  18. under a spell (phrase) – not fully in control of a person’s (ideas and actions).
  19. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  20. in store (phrase) – about to happen.
  21. speculation (noun) – prediction, conjecture/talk, guuesswork.
  22. imply (verb) – suggest, hint, say indirectly.
  23. refrain (verb) – stop, desist/abstain, withhold.
  24. bounds (noun) – borders, boundaries, limits.
  25. convention (noun) – custom, practice, tradition.



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