The Hindu Editorial (Building by accord) – Jan 07, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Building by accord) – Jan 07, 2021

With the Supreme Court’s 2-1 judgment clearing the Central Vista project for New Delhi, the Narendra Modi government can now indelibly reshape… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Building by accord) – Jan 07, 2021.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Building by accord) – Jan 07, 2021:

  1. accord (noun) – agreement, consensus, unanimity, harmony.
  2. Central Vista (noun) – it is a grand redevelopment project for building what will be the power corridor of India, having a new Parliament building, a common central secretariat and revamped three-km-long Rajpath, from the Rashtrapati Bhavan to the India Gate.
  3. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group, agreement, concurrence.
  4. indelibly (adverb) – permanently, ineradicably.
  5. landscape (noun) – sceneryenvironment.
  6. infirmity (noun) – weakness, feebleness, impairment; unsteadiness, hesitation, instability.
  7. grant (verb) – give, provide, allow/permit.
  8. Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC) (noun) – It is a statutory body formed by an Act of Parliament in 1973. It shall be the general duty of the Commission to advise the Central Government in the matter of preserving, developing, and maintaining the aesthetic quality of urban and environmental design within Delhi and to provide advice and guidance to any local body in respect of any project of building operations or engineering operations or any development proposal which effects or is likely to affect the skyline or the aesthetic quality of surroundings or any public amenity provided therein.
  9. heritage (noun modifier) – tradition, history, background, culture.
  10. Heritage Conservation Committee(HCC) (noun) – It was set up by incorporating a new Clause 23 in Delhi Building Bylaws, 1983 for the protection of Heritage buildings, Heritage precincts and Natural feature areas in Delhi.
  11. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, set the scene for, put things in order for.
  12. edifice (noun) – a (complex) system/structure.
  13. come up (phrasal verb) – occur or present itself.
  14. call (for) (noun) – need, necessity, demand.
  15. bid (noun) – a tender, offer (to do work at a price mentioned).
  16. dissent (verb) – to express opposite/disagreeing/conflicting opinions/ideas.
  17. exercise (noun) – activity, operation, assignment.
  18. vitiate (verb) – destroy, impair, spoil, ruin.
  19. endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval, agreement, acceptance.
  20. on behalf of (phrase) – in the interests of, in support of, for the benefit of.
  21. restraint (noun) – constraint, control, restriction, limitation.
  22. subject to (adjective) – bound by, constrained by, under the control of.
  23. accountability (noun) – responsibility, liability, answerability.
  24. privilege (noun) – pleasure, source of pleasure, source of pride, source of satisfaction.
  25. house (verb) – accommodate, make space for, make room for.
  26. establishment (noun) – institution, place of business; system/regime.
  27. federal legislature (noun) – India’s federal legislative branch consists of the President, the Rajya Sabha (Council of States) as the upper house, and the Lok Sabha (House of the People) as the lower house.
  28. among other things (phrase) – used to indicate that there are several more things like the one mentioned, but that you do not intend to mention them all.
  29. Central Secretariat (noun) – The Central Secretariat stands for the complex of departments or ministries whose administrative heads are designated as Secretaries and whose political heads are ministers.
  30. enclave (noun) – (a portion of) territory; area, region.
  31. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
  32. colossal (adjective) – huge, massive, mighty, great.
  33. crowning (adjective) – ultimate, culminating, climactic, top, concluding.
  34. germane (adjective) – relevant, pertinent, applicable.
  35. appropriateness (noun) – rightness, aptness, propriety, suitability, usefulness.
  36. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  37. disruption (noun) – disturbance, interruption, obstruction.
  38. due to (phrase) – because of, owing to.
  39. undivided (adjective) – complete, full, total, whole, entire, dedicated.
  40. the common weal (phrase) – the welfare of the public.
  41. tempt (verb) – persuade, convince, induce, woo.
  42. extravagant (adjective) – excessive, immoderate, exaggerated, elaborate.
  43. indulgence (noun) – extravagance, luxury, comfort, non-essential (thing), extra (thing).
  44. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  45. rationale (noun) – reason, reasoning, grounds, basis, logic.
  46. arm (verb) – prepare, make ready.
  47. reasoning (noun) – explanation, reason, rationale.
  48. at one’s disposal (phrase) – within the reach of, at someone’s fingertips, (available) for use by.
  49. Delhi Development Act (noun) – The Delhi Development Act was enacted in the year 1957 and it extended to the whole of the Union Territory, Section 7 case a duty on the Authority to carry out a civic survey and prepare a Master Plan for Delhi.
  50. fetter (verb) – restrain, constrain, restrict.
  51. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government that enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  52. consensus-building (noun) – a process involving a good-faith effort to meet the interests of all stakeholders and seek a unanimous agreement.
  53. undue (adjective) – excessive, extreme, immoderate.
  54. anxiety (noun) – concern, apprehension, disquiet.
  55. haste (noun) – hurry, urgency, rush, quickness.
  56. take up (phrasal verb) – become involved in, engage in, take part in; accept, say yes to, agree to.
  57. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  58. course (noun) – progression, development, progress, advancement, evolution, unfolding.
  59. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  60. uncertainty (noun) – unpredictability, unreliability, riskiness/precariousness.
  61. restoration (noun) – reinstitution, re-establishment, return.
  62. ameliorate (verb) – make better, enhance, improve (a bad or unpleasant situation).
  63. run-up to (noun) – a period of time just before an important event.
  64. revive (verb) – reintroduce, re-establish, restore; revitalize, fortify, strengthen.
  65. normative (adjective) – relating to a standard/norm, particularly of behaviour.
  66. prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
  67. distraction (noun) – disturbance, intrusion, interference, obstruction, hindrance.
  68. task (noun) – assignment, responsibility, job.


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