Search, seize, cease – The Hindu (Nov 20, 2017)

Search, seize, cease – The Hindu (Nov 20, 2017)

In Tamil Nadu’s politically surcharged atmosphere, almost everything takes on a political hue. Searches and seizures by the Income Tax department following the death of Chief Minister Jayalalithaa were…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. hue (noun) – character, aspect, type.
  2. seizure (noun) – confiscation, appropriation, expropriation.
  3. brazen (adjective) – bold, shameless, unembarrassed.
  4. curiously (adverb) – strangely, unusually, surprisingly.
  5. insistent (adjective) – persistent, determined; firm/assertive.
  6. revered (adjective) – respected, admired, esteemed.
  7. twofold (adjective) – having two parts.
  8. legacy (noun) – effect/outcome, repercussion, footprint.
  9. denounce (verb) – condemn, criticize, decry/censure.
  10. inheritor (noun) – heir, successor, next-in-line.
  11. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, diminish/reduce.
  12. narrative (noun) – description, statement/report; portrayal.
  13. hinge on (verb) – be dependent, be contingent, be based.
  14. crack down (phrasal verb) – get tough on, take severe action against, eliminate/eradicate/abolish.
  15. unearth (verb) – discover, uncover, find.
  16. disproportionate (adjective) – out of proportion to; inordinate, excessive.
  17. confidante (noun) – close friend, best friend, companion.
  18. yield (verb) – produce, give, provide.
  19. warier (comparative adjective of wary) (adjective) – cautious, careful, circumspect.
  20. faction (noun) – a small group, section, division (of dissenter within a large group).
  21. toehold (noun) – foothold, grip, purchase.
  22. drive (noun) – campaign, movement, effort.


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