It is disconcerting that differences between the executive and the judiciary are emerging often in the public domain these days. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)
- sink (verb) – ignore, disregard/forget, set/put aside.
- pragmatism (noun) – realism, practicability, logical thinking.
- juncture (noun) – point, time/moment, stage.
- disconcerting (adjective) – unsettling, disturbing, embarrassing.
- harp on (phrasal verb) – talk or write/complain continuously and lengthy on a particular subject.
- read between the lines (phrase) – conclude/understand (something) from assumption rather than in a detailed manner; infer from, interpolate from, assume from.
- profound (adjective) – intense, very great, extreme.
- entitle (verb) – qualify, authorize, allow.
- strike down (phrasal verb) – abolish, annul, nullify (a law or regulation).
- distrust (noun) – mistrust, suspicion, wariness/misgiving.
- Collegium system (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.
- fraternity (noun) – group, profession; a group of people with same job, interest and etc.
- coerce (verb) – pressure, force, compel.
- enshrine (verb) – to enclose in, preserve, treasure, protect (as valuable).
- affirmation (noun) – assertion, declaration, statement.
- litigation (noun) – legal action, legal process, legal proceeding.
- interstitial (adjective) – forming/occupying interstices (a small and intervening space).
- brush aside (phrasal verb) – dismiss, disregard, ignore.
- flaw (verb) – weaken, invalidate, mar.
- credible (adjective) – convincing, acceptable; reasonable.
- Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) – a guideline for selection of high court judges.
- cast a shadow (phrase) – to spoil a situation; upset.
- pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
- give up (phrasal verb) – admit/concede defeat, stop trying.
- cling (to) (verb) – grasp/grip, hold on to, adhere.
- disclose (verb) – reveal, show, exhibit.
- veto (verb) – refuse, dismiss, overrule.
- averse (adjective) – opposed to, against, hostile to.
- brook (verb) – tolerate, allow, bear/withstand (an opposition).
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