The Hindu Editorial (A case of no case) – Jun 29, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (A case of no case) – Jun 29, 2021

The sedition case against Lakshadweep film-maker Aisha Sultana has all the undesirable indicators of the misuse of the penal provision: intolerance towards any strident criticism of policy,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (A case of no case) – Jun 29, 2021.

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  1. sedition (noun) – incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, trouble making/provocation (against the established government/authority).
  2. impute (verb) – attribute, ascribe, connect with, associate with.
  3. seditious (adjective) – inciting, agitating, fomenting, troublemaking, provocative, inflammatory, agitational.
  4. design (noun) – intention, aim, purpose, objective.
  5. disturbing (adjective) – worrying, perturbing, troubling, concerning, upsetting, distressing.   
  6. indicator (noun) – measure, signal, sign.
  7. penal (adjective) – (of an activity) punishable by law; disciplinary, punitive, corrective.
  8. provision (noun) – clause, requirement, condition.
  9. intolerance (noun) – bigotry, narrow-mindedness, dogmatism, illiberality, insularity, sensitivity, oversensitivity.
  10. strident (adjective) – loud & harsh, forceful, discordant, vociferous, raucous.  
  11. tendency (noun) – inclination, disposition, penchant.
  12. discern (verb) – come to know, find out, realize/recognize, understand.
  13. non-existent (adjective) – missing, absent; imaginary, unreal.
  14. the state (noun) – government, the administration, the regime, the authorities, the establishment.
  15. deliberate (adjective) – intentional, planned, conscious, purposeful.
  16. resort to (noun) – use, utilization, recourse.
  17. ingredient (noun) – element, part, component.
  18. offence (noun) – crime, illegal/unlawful act, wrongdoing.
  19. come as no surprise (phrase) – something which is not surprising someone, but is as expected one.
  20. anticipatory bail (noun) – Under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the provision allows a person can request to get bail in anticipation of being accused of having committed a non-bailable offence in India.
  21. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  22. Section 124A of the IPC (noun) – Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code lays down the punishment for sedition.
  23. Indian Penal Code (IPC) (noun) – The Indian Penal Code (IPC) is the official criminal code of India. It is a comprehensive code intended to cover all substantive aspects of criminal law. The draft was passed into law on 6 October 1860. The Code came into operation on 1 January 1862. The Indian Penal Code of 1860, subdivided into 23 chapters, comprises 511 sections. IPC deals with crimes and punishments.
  24. penalise (verb) – punish, discipline, mete out punishment to, sentence.
  25. Section 153B of the IPC (noun) – Section 153B of the Indian Penal Code seeks to punish imputations against national integration.
  26. imputation (noun) – accusation, allegation, insinuation, charge.
  27. integration (noun) – unification, consolidation, inclusion.
  28. aggrieved (adjective) – resentful, distressed, unhappy, upset.
  29. in the course of (phrase) – during, in the process of, in the time of.
  30. heated (adjective) – vehement, impassioned, intense, furious.
  31. bring about (phrasal verb) – cause, create, give rise to, produce.
  32. the Administrator (noun) – Union Territories are administrated by the President acting to such extent, as he thinks fit, through an Administrator appointed by him.
  33. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, untie, let something go uncontrollably.
  34. bioweapon (noun) – a harmful biological agent (such as bacteria, viruses, and others) used to intentionally cause damage or death to people. 
  35. relax (verb) – make something (rule/condition) less strict; moderate, ease up, lessen.
  36. quarantine (noun) – a process of separating out people, animals and things (such as plants) from others for a period of time in order to control/restrict the spread of a contagious disease; Quarantine is imposed to separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  37. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  38. disaffection (noun) – dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontent.
  39. incite (verb) – prompt, induce, impel, influence.
  40. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  41. functionary (noun) – official, representative, agent, especially in a government or political party.
  42. malice (noun) – ill will, hostility, hatred, hatefulness, bitterness, venom, evil intentions.
  43. subvert (verb) – undermine, weaken, impair, damage.
  44. noteworthy (adjective) – worthy of mention, worth taking a look at, interesting, important.
  45. institution (noun) – starting, beginning.
  46. disconcerting (adjective) – discomfiting, unsettling, disturbing.
  47. call upon (phrasal verb) – demand, require, ask formally.
  48. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  49. incitement (noun) – provocation, persuasion, inducement.
  50. inclination (noun) – tendency, disposition, proclivity, leaning.
  51. disorder (noun) – unrest, disruption, upheaval, turmoil, mayhem.
  52. amount to (verb) – be equal to, be equivalent to, represent.
  53. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  54. vehement (adjective) – forceful, heated, or intense.
  55. come about (phrasal verb) – happen, occur, take place, transpire.
  56. assume (verb) – accept, undertake, take on (the power/responsibility).  
  57. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  58. give up (phrasal verb) – stop, cease, discontinue, forgo, relinquish, renounce.
  59. mandatory (adjective) – obligatory, compulsory, binding, required, requisite, necessary, essential.
  60. attribute (verb) – ascribe, assign, connect/associate with.
  61. exponential (adjective) – rapid, quickfast.
  62. bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  63. stay the order (phrase) – stop a particular decision from being used; stay a particular action from taking place.
  64. close down (phrasal verb) – close, shut down, cease activity, come to a halt.
  65. dairy (adjective) – relating to the products made from milk.
  66. Animal Husbandry (noun) – the branch of agriculture concerned with the rearing (breed/raise) and care of animals that are raised for food, fibre or other purposes of benefit to humans.
  67. propensity (noun) – tendency, inclination, predisposition, readiness.
  68. critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
  69. detractor (noun) – critic, fault-finder, censurer.
  70. statute (noun) – act/law, regulation, rule (written & laid down by the legislature).


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The Hindu Editorial (A case of no case) – Jun 29, 2021:

The Hindu Editorial (A case of no case) – Jun 29, 2021
The Hindu Editorial (A case of no case) – Jun 29, 2021
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