The Hindu Editorial (Bane of banners) – Sep 14, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Bane of banners) – Sep 14, 2019

The pervasive lack of governance in India’s cities has claimed the life of another citizen, this time in Chennai. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bane of banners) – Sep 14, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bane of banners) – Sep 14, 2019:

  1. bane (noun) – scourge, torment, distress/hardship; death, plague.
  2. menace (noun) – threat/danger, risk/peril, intimidation.
  3. pervasive (adjective) – prevalent, extensive, ubiquitous, omnipresent.
  4. functionary (noun) – official, administrator, bureaucrat.
  5. off-balance (adjective) – uneven, unevenly balanced, out of line.
  6. exaggerated (adjective) – enlarged, overblown, magnified/overstated/inflated.
  7. hapless (adjective) – unfortunate, unlucky, ill-fated.
  8. civic (adjective) – municipal.
  9. neglect (noun) – negligence, dereliction of duty, carelessness/unconcern.
  10. indifference (noun) – unconcern about, apathy about, disregard.
  11. exaggerated (adjective) – excessive, overemphasized, amplified/overdone.
  12. at the cost of (phrase) – at the expense of, sacrifice, at the loss of.
  13. electrocute (verb) – kill (someone) by electric shock.
  14. ramshackle (adjective) – in bad condition; (of a house) badly & poorly made and certain to fall to pieces.
  15. hue (noun) – character, aspect, appearance.
  16. motley (adjective) – diverse, sundry, disparate.
  17. restraint (noun) – constraint, check/control, restriction.
  18. endanger (verb) – imperil, jeopardize, risk.
  19. evidently (adverb) – seemingly, apparently, on the face of it.
  20. persuade (verb) – convince, influence, make certain.
  21. implead (verb) – take to court, charge, indict, bring legal proceedings against.
  22. accountability (noun) – responsibility, liability, answerability.
  23. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  24. reluctance (noun) – unwillingness, disinclination, hesitation.
  25. abut (verb) – neighbouring, adjacent, adjoining.
  26. pedestrian (noun) – walker, person on foot, wayfarer.
  27. compliance with (noun) – adherence to, conformity to, accordance with.
  28. recalcitrant (adjective) – wilful, uncooperative, obstinately disobedient.
  29. lumpen (adjective) – the unthinking, stupid, foolish/idiotic lower orders of society who are unorganized & unpolitical.
  30. fealty (noun) – allegiance/adherence, faithfulness, obedience/loyalty.


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