The Hindu Editorial (Arresting Arnab) – Nov 06, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Arresting Arnab) – Nov 06, 2020

The arrest of Arnab Goswami, editor-in-chief of Republic Media Network, is, without doubt, a high-handed action that may contain an element of vendetta. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Arresting Arnab) – Nov 06, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Arresting Arnab) – Nov 06, 2020:

  1. high-handed (adjective) – arrogant, domineering, overbearing, heavy-handed; undemocratic, oppressive, authoritarian. 
  2. vendetta (noun) – prolonged feud/bitterness; revenge, vengeance.
  3. competent (adjective) – suitable, fit, appropriate. (a court is competent if it has been given jurisdiction, by statute or constitution, to hear particular types of lawsuits).
  4. influence (noun) – control, sway, hold/power.
  5. unlawfully (adverb) – illegitimately.
  6. abet (verb) – to encourage/help someone to do something wrong/illegal.
  7. cause (noun) – reason, motive, purpose.
  8. afresh (adverb) – anew, over again, once more.
  9. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  10. incriminating (adjective) – blaming, accusing, implicating, involving someone in a crime.
  11. substance (noun) – significant subject, important matter/content, valid message.
  12. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  13. evade (verb) – avoid, dodge, elude.
  14. trial (noun) – court case, lawsuit, hearing, inquiry.
  15. thoroughly (adverb) – in detail, completely, minutely, meticulously.
  16. charge sheet (noun) – an official document on which a police officer enters details of the charge against a person.
  17. conduct (noun) – behaviour.
  18. drive (verb) – force, compel, prompt.
  19. testimony (noun) – evidence, proof, attestation/witness.
  20. seek (verb) – ask for, request, petition for, appeal for.
  21. conviction (noun) – pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
  22. 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, sub-divided into 23 chapters, comprises 511 sections. IPC deals with crimes and punishments.
  23. sound (adjective) – valid, reasonable, reliable, solid, convincing.
  24. incite (verb) – prompt, induce, impel, influence.
  25. take one’s own life (phrase) – kill oneself.
  26. bespeak (verb) – indicate, signify, denote/point to.
  27. throttle (verb) – suppress, inhibit, stifle, control/restrict.
  28. anchor (noun) – reporter, presenter, newsreader.
  29. chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
  30. credentials (noun) – identities, qualities; experience, history, past.
  31. there’s no love lost between (phrase) – there is reciprocal hostility between two (people).
  32. lie (verb) – be present, exist.
  33. conceivable (adjective) – imaginable, understandable, possible, believable.
  34. unsavoury (adjective) – disreputable, unpleasant, disagreeable.
  35. acrimony (noun) – bitterness, hostility, resentment.
  36. first information report (FIR) (noun) – a written document prepared by the police when they receive information about the commission of a cognizable offence.
  37. allegedly (adverb) – apparently, ostensibly, purportedly, reportedly.
  38. inflammatory (adjective) – provocative, provoking, agitating, fomenting.
  39. on (the) air (phrase) – broadcast something on radio or television.
  40. outspoken (adjective) – forthright, straightforward, direct/candid; vociferous.
  41. critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
  42. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, also.
  43. run down (phrasal verb) – criticize someone or something unfairly.
  44. taunt (verb) – insult,  make fun of, ridicule; provoke, goad.
  45. come under (phrasal verb) – be subjected to.
  46. Television Rating Point (TRP) (noun) – the tool to judge which programmes are watched the most and to index the viewers’ choices.  It helps to calculate which channel and the programme are viewed most or it indicates the popularity of a TV channel or a programme.
  47. backdrop (noun) – situation, scenario, context.
  48. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty; burden, liability, obligation.
  49. resort to (verb) – use, utilize, turn to, have recourse to.
  50. nightly (adverb) – happening every night.
  51. fulmination (noun) – protest, objection, complaint.
  52. assorted (adjective) – various, different.
  53. denounce (verb) – condemn, criticize, attack, censure.
  54. hate-mongering (noun) – an act of spreading public hate intentionally on a particular topic/problem.
  55. hold (verb) – detain, confine, hold in custody.


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