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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- sedition (noun) – incitement (to riot/rebellion), agitation, trouble making/provocation (against the established government/authority).
- impute (verb) – attribute, ascribe, connect with, associate with.
- seditious (adjective) – inciting, agitating, fomenting, troublemaking, provocative, inflammatory, agitational.
- design (noun) – intention, aim, purpose, objective.
disturbing (adjective) – worrying, perturbing, troubling, concerning, upsetting, distressing.
- indicator (noun) – measure, signal, sign.
- penal (adjective) – (of an activity) punishable by law; disciplinary, punitive, corrective.
- provision (noun) – clause, requirement, condition.
- intolerance (noun) – bigotry, narrow-mindedness, dogmatism, illiberality, insularity, sensitivity, oversensitivity.
- strident (adjective) – loud & harsh, forceful, discordant, vociferous, raucous.
- tendency (noun) – inclination, disposition, penchant.
- discern (verb) – come to know, find out, realize/recognize, understand.
- non-existent (adjective) – missing, absent; imaginary, unreal.
- the state (noun) – government, the administration, the regime, the authorities, the establishment.
- deliberate (adjective) – intentional, planned, conscious, purposeful.
- resort to (noun) – use, utilization, recourse.
- ingredient (noun) – element, part, component.
- offence (noun) – crime, illegal/unlawful act, wrongdoing.
- come as no surprise (phrase) – something which is not surprising someone, but is as expected one.
- 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.
- on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
- Section 124A of the IPC (noun) – Section 124A of the Indian Penal Code lays down the punishment for sedition.
- 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.
- penalise (verb) – punish, discipline, mete out punishment to, sentence.
- Section 153B of the IPC (noun) – Section 153B of the Indian Penal Code seeks to punish imputations against national integration.
- imputation (noun) – accusation, allegation, insinuation, charge.
- integration (noun) – unification, consolidation, inclusion.
- aggrieved (adjective) – resentful, distressed, unhappy, upset.
- in the course of (phrase) – during, in the process of, in the time of.
- heated (adjective) – vehement, impassioned, intense, furious.
- bring about (phrasal verb) – cause, create, give rise to, produce.
- the Administrator (noun) – Union Territories are administrated by the President acting to such extent, as he thinks fit, through an Administrator appointed by him.
- unleash (verb) – let loose, release, untie, let something go uncontrollably.
- bioweapon (noun) – a harmful biological agent (such as bacteria, viruses, and others) used to intentionally cause damage or death to people.
- relax (verb) – make something (rule/condition) less strict; moderate, ease up, lessen.
- 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.
- point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
- disaffection (noun) – dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontent.
- incite (verb) – prompt, induce, impel, influence.
- ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
- functionary (noun) – official, representative, agent, especially in a government or political party.
- malice (noun) – ill will, hostility, hatred, hatefulness, bitterness, venom, evil intentions.
- subvert (verb) – undermine, weaken, impair, damage.
- noteworthy (adjective) – worthy of mention, worth taking a look at, interesting, important.
- institution (noun) – starting, beginning.
- disconcerting (adjective) – discomfiting, unsettling, disturbing.
- call upon (phrasal verb) – demand, require, ask formally.
- reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
- incitement (noun) – provocation, persuasion, inducement.
- inclination (noun) – tendency, disposition, proclivity, leaning.
- disorder (noun) – unrest, disruption, upheaval, turmoil, mayhem.
- amount to (verb) – be equal to, be equivalent to, represent.
- context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
- vehement (adjective) – forceful, heated, or intense.
- come about (phrasal verb) – happen, occur, take place, transpire.
- assume (verb) – accept, undertake, take on (the power/responsibility).
- indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
- give up (phrasal verb) – stop, cease, discontinue, forgo, relinquish, renounce.
- mandatory (adjective) – obligatory, compulsory, binding, required, requisite, necessary, essential.
- attribute (verb) – ascribe, assign, connect/associate with.
- exponential (adjective) – rapid, quick, fast.
- bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
- stay the order (phrase) – stop a particular decision from being used; stay a particular action from taking place.
- close down (phrasal verb) – close, shut down, cease activity, come to a halt.
- dairy (adjective) – relating to the products made from milk.
- 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.
- propensity (noun) – tendency, inclination, predisposition, readiness.
- critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
- detractor (noun) – critic, fault-finder, censurer.
- statute (noun) – act/law, regulation, rule (written & laid down by the legislature).