The Hindu Editorial (By extension) – Oct 13, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (By extension) – Oct 13, 2018

Just three months after the final draft of the National Register of Citizens for Assam was released, the Supreme Court has tagged a petition seeking a similar process for Tripura. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (By extension) – Oct 13, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (By extension) – Oct 13, 2018:

  1. by extension (phrase) – used for mentioning something in connection to something else.
  2. fault line (noun) – a divisive issue, a difference of opinion.
  3. tag (verb) – add, attach, join.
  4. deport (verb) – expel, banish, exile (a foreigner from a country).
  5. influx (noun) – the arrival of a large number of people simultaneously.
  6. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent to, be tantamount to.
  7. aggression (noun) – hostility, aggressiveness, belligerence.
  8. recourse to (noun) – resort to, make use of, appeal to.
  9. tripartite (adjective) – involving three parties.
  10. accord (noun) – agreement, treaty, pact/deal.
  11. repatriation (noun) – the act of  sending people to their own country.
  12. possession (noun) – ownership, proprietorship, hold.
  13. cut-off date (noun) – the date at which a process/course of action is stopped (from continuing).
  14. contextualise (verb) – study, review, investigate (in context).
  15. in the light of (phrase) – considering, taking into account, keeping in mind.
  16. empowerment (noun) – accreditation, authorization, validation.
  17. erode (verb) – (gradually) deteriorate, destroy, spoil.
  18. insurgent (adjective) – rebellious/rebel, revolutionary, subversive/agitational.
  19. quell (verb) – abolish, terminate, demolish/thwart.
  20. concede (verb) – admit, acknowledge, accept,/allow.
  21. deportation (noun) – expulsion, expelling, expatriation.
  22. fraught with (adjective) – full of,  filled with, brimful of.
  23. antecedent (noun) – ancestor, forefather, predecessor.
  24. hang in the balance (phrase) – uncertain, undetermined, unresolved.
  25. notwithstanding (preposition) – in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  26. legitimacy (noun) – conformity (to the law/rules); justification, validity.
  27. embark on (verb) – begin, start, undertake.
  28. bureaucratic (adjective) – institutional, procedural, official/governmental.
  29. humanitarian (adjective) – compassionate, humane, generous; socially concerned.
  30. unanimity (noun) – agreement, consensus/solidarity, like-mindedness.
  31. undo (verb) – revoke, cancel, negate.
  32. reconciliation (noun) – reunion, resolution, restoration of harmony.
  33. cognisant (adjective) – aware, well informed about, familiar with.


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