The Hindu Editorial (avoidable tragedy) – Oct 22, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (avoidable tragedy) – Oct 22, 2018

The ghastly Dasara disaster at Amritsar that has left 59 people dead is a harsh reminder, if any were needed, that government departments have not yet taken official protocols for safety at mass gatherings seriously. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (avoidable tragedy) – Oct 22, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (avoidable tragedy) – Oct 22, 2018:

  1. spat (noun) – argument or quarrel for nothing.
  2. ghastly (adjective) – terrible, frightful, horrible.
  3. protocol (noun) – rules (of conduct), procedure, customs.
  4. aftermath (noun) – consequence, result/outcome, repercussion.
  5. carnage (noun) – mass murder, mass destruction, massacre.
  6. effigy (noun) – dummy model, figure/representation (of a person burnt in a public space).
  7. mow down (phrasal verb) – to kill (a large number of) people by shooting them with a gun violently or run them over by a vehicle suddenly.
  8. frantic (adjective) – distressed, distraught, berserk/panic-stricken.
  9. pin something on (phrase) – blame someone for something on, hold someone responsible for something.
  10. deplorably (adverb) – very badly, awfully, unfortunately.
  11. exploit (verb) – utilize, make use of, benefit from.
  12. end (noun) – aim, goal, purpose/objective.
  13. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, signal.
  14. on the other hand (phrase) – as an alternative, as another option/substitute.
  15. distance (verb) – separate,  isolate/dissociate, disown.
  16. proximity (noun) – closeness, nearness, adjacency (in relationship).
  17. overshadow (verb) –  conceal, obscure, outshine/eclipse.
  18. stampede (noun) – people’s movement rapidly in a mass after panic.
  19. toll (noun) – damage, suffering, loss.
  20. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, set down.
  21. empower (verb) – authorize, allow, entitle.
  22. deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  23. incongruous (adjective) – inappropriate, unsuitable; contrasting.
  24. populous (adjective) – densely populated.
  25. be wise after the event (phrase) – to understand/know a condition on how to handle it after something happened.
  26. draw up (phrasal verb) – prepare, formulate, frame.
  27. trespass (noun) – unlawful entry, intrusion, encroachment/infringement.
  28. commons (noun) – land belonging to the whole community.
  29. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  30. hazard (noun) – danger, risk, peril.
  31. barricade (verb) – blockade, obstruct, protect.
  32. take root (phrase) – become established, become fixed.
  33. imbibe (verb) – assimilate, absorb, take in/acquire.


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