The Hindu Editorial (Choice and candidacy) – Feb 15, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Choice and candidacy) – Feb 15, 2020

The idea of removing the taint of criminality from electoral politics has been engaging the country for decades. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Choice and candidacy) – Feb 15, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Choice and candidacy) – Feb 15, 2020:

  1. candidacy (noun) – the state/condition/fact of being a candidate, particularly in an election; candidate-ship.
  2. de-criminalisation (noun) – the process of making something as a legal/legitimate one.
  3. fiat (noun) – order, decree, command, diktat.
  4. taint (noun) – trace, hint, tinge (of a bad quality).
  5. criminality (noun) – the state/condition of being criminal.
  6. in this regard (phrase) – in connection with the aspect/consideration/point referred earlier.
  7. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  8. cleanse (verb) – rid, clear, free, purify, purge (something unpleasant/bad).
  9. precious little (phrase) – very little (to emphasis something).
  10. reluctance (noun) – unwillingness, disinclination, hesitation.
  11. antecedent (noun) – past, background, record, history.
  12. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
  13. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  14. come up with (phrasal verb) – submit/suggest, propose, put forward.
  15. contempt of court (noun) – the offense of being disobedient to or disrespectful toward a court of law and its officers in the form of behavior that opposes or defies the authority, justice and dignity of the court.
  16. with reference to (phrase) – in relation to, as regards, with respect to, on the subject of.
  17. merit (noun) – quality, level, worthiness/goodness.
  18. bar (verb) – block, ban, exclude.
  19. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  20. winnability (noun) – a capacity/ability for winning.
  21. affidavit (noun) – sworn statement, self attestation, self declaration (of a person).
  22. in line with (phrase) – in alignment with, in accordance with.
  23. clause (noun) – term, condition, provision, requirement.
  24. conviction (noun) – sentence, judgement, verdict.
  25. disposal (noun) – getting rid of, discarding/jettisoning, scrapping.
  26. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  27. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, recognize, draw attention to, mention.
  28. convicted (adjective) – declared guilty of a crime.
  29. apt (adjective) – smart, intelligent, clever.
  30. refrain from (verb) – stop oneself, abstain, desist from, hold back.
  31. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible.
  32. back (verb) – support, endorse, uphold.


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