The Hindu Editorial (A shocking mystery) – Oct 23, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (A shocking mystery) – Oct 23, 2018

Saudi Arabia’s admission that Jamal Khashoggi, the dissident journalist who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (A shocking mystery) – Oct 23, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (A shocking mystery) – Oct 23, 2018:

  1. add up (phrasal verb) – seem reasonable, be convincing, make sense.
  2. admission (noun) – acknowledgement, acceptance, recognition/concession.
  3. dissident (adjective) –  dissenting, disagreeing, objecting/opposing.
  4. the consulate (noun) – embassy; the building where a consul lives and works.
  5. fistfight (noun) – fight, scuffle, tussle (fist means a hand with all fingers (including thumb) held tightly.
  6. confront (verb) – tackle, face, deal/grapple with.
  7. erupt (verb) – break out, flare up, start suddenly.
  8. chokehold (noun) – an act of putting one’s hands around someone’s neck tightly to restrict/control him.
  9. collaborator (noun) – associate, ally, confederate.
  10. distance (verb) – separate, isolate/dissociate, disown.
  11. de facto (adjective) –  Latin phrase, literally means ‘of fact’; actual, existing, effective.
  12. rogue (adjective) – unprincipled, disobedient/dishonest, troublesome.
  13. amass (verb) – gather, collect, accumulate.
  14. micromanage (verb) – to control every part of an activity.
  15. chartered (adjective) – rented/hired (aircraft or ship).
  16. forensic (adjective) – relating to the application of scientific knowledge & methods to legal problems and legal proceeding.
  17. bone saw (noun) – bone cutter; an instrument used to cut or remove bones into pieces.
  18. cover-up (noun) – whitewash, deception, suppression/concealment.
  19. fortnight (noun) – a period of two weeks.
  20. untenable (adjective) – undefendable, unjustified, unacceptable.
  21. stick to (phrasal verb) – adhere to/abide by, keep, hold to.
  22. possess (verb) – own, have.
  23. assassination (noun) – murder, killing.
  24. torture (verb) – inflict, torment, cause suffering to.
  25. dismember (verb) – cut off, mutilate, disjoint (the limbs of a person).
  26. dubious (adjective) – suspicious, untrustworthy, unreliable.
  27. cover up (phrasal verb) – conceal, hide, camouflage (an illicit activity).
  28. impartial (adjective) – unbiased, equitable, fair.


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