The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021

Nine years after two Italian marines shot dead two fishermen off Kerala under the belief that they were pirates, the criminal proceedings against them are set to be formally closed. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021.

To read this article, click here.

This preview is provided here with permission.

Courtesy: The Hindu

The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021:

  1. compensation (noun) – payment, repayment, settlement (for loss/damage). 
  2. marine (noun) – a member of an armed force who operate on land and at sea.
  3. hand-in-hand (phrase) – together, in partnership, closely.
  4. diplomacy (noun) – international politics, foreign affairs, foreign policy; negotiations, discussions, talks, dialogue (related to international politics).
  5. Enrica lexie (noun) – it is an Italian commercial oil tanker (oil tanker is a ship designed for the bulk transport of oil or its products).
  6. off (adjective) – out at sea from a place on the shore.
  7. belief (noun) – opinion, viewpoint, assumption, suspicion, judgement.
  8. pirate (noun) – ship/boat-borne attacker.
  9. trial (noun) – court case, lawsuit, hearing, inquiry, litigation, judicial proceedings.
  10. The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) (noun) – The Permanent Court of Arbitration, established by treaty in 1899, is an intergovernmental organization providing a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community.
  11. arbitration (noun) – conciliation, mediation, intervention/negotiation.
  12. tribunal (noun) – a special court or arbitration panel set up to resolve a particular dispute.
  13. United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) (noun) – This convention provides the overarching framework for the governance of the oceans. It governs relations among countries on ocean-related issues. It outlines the rights and responsibilities countries have related to the use of the oceans, the seabed and their resources, and the protection of the ocean environment. This Convention was signed on 10 December 1982 and entered into force on 16 November 1994.
  14. concurrent (adjective) – simultaneous, coincident, coinciding.
  15. jurisdiction (noun) – authority, power (to hear a case & make legal decisions). 
  16. concurrent jurisdiction (adjective) – two or more courts from different systems simultaneously have authority to hear the same case.
  17. try (verb) – hear, investigate (a case) and make a formal judgement on it; pass judgement on, adjudge, adjudicate.
  18. immunity (noun) – exemption, exception, freedom, release (from legal proceedings). 
  19. on behalf of (phrase) – in the interests of, in support of, for the benefit of.
  20. state (noun) – the government, the regime, the establishment.
  21. entitle (verb) – allow, permit, grant.
  22. vessel (noun) – ship, yacht, boat.
  23. navigation (noun) – the planned movement of a ship/boat on the water.
  24. Law of the Sea (LOS) (noun) – it defines the rights and responsibilities of nations with respect to their use of the world’s oceans, establishing guidelines for businesses, the environment, and the management of marine natural resources.
  25. likely (adverb) – probably, in all probability, presumably, doubtlessly.
  26. as far as – is concerned (phrase) – with regard to a particular person or situation.
  27. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  28. tangle (noun) – muddle, mix-up, confusion, entanglement, shambles.
  29. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  30. accountability (noun) – responsibility, liability, answerability.
  31. render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
  32. heir (noun) – an individual who is legally entitled to inherit some or all of the estate (assets/belongings) of a person who died (ancestor); legal beneficiary, successor, inheritor, descendant, scion.
  33. hindsight (noun) – understanding/realizing a situation/event only after it has occurred.
  34. diplomatic (adjective) – (delicate & sensitive) consular, foreign-policy.
  35. turbulence (noun) – instability, troubles, disturbance, confusion.
  36. set off (phrasal verb) – cause, bring about, begin/start, prompt, trigger.
  37. nationalist (noun/adjective) – relating to nationalism.
  38. passion (noun) – sensibilities, sensitivities, uncontrollable emotion.
  39. way out (noun) – answer, solution.
  40. the very thing (noun) – something that is exactly needed.
  41. come out (phrasal verb) – develop, happen, emerge, transpire (as a result)
  42. ruling (noun) – judgement, adjudication, verdict.
  43. wanton (adjective) – deliberate, wilful, malicious/cruel, unjustifiable.
  44. piracy (noun) – an act of robbery or criminal violence by ship/boat-borne attackers upon another ship or a coastal area.
  45. assert (verb) – declare, announce, pronounce, state.
  46. prosecute (verb) – take to court, bring an action against, accuse, charge.
  47. Indian waters (noun) – the waters extending to the sea up to the limit of the contagious zone of India.
  48. contiguous (adjective) – adjacent, neighbouring, adjoining, abutting, connecting, joining, bordering.
  49. Contiguous Zone (noun) – an area of sea contiguous to and extending seaward of the territorial sea, in which the coastal State may exercise the control necessary to prevent and punish infringements of its customs, fiscal, immigration, and sanitary laws within its territory or territorial sea. The contiguous zone is a band of water extending farther from the outer edge of the territorial sea to up to 24 nautical miles (44.4 km; 27.6 mi) from the baseline.
  50. solely (adverb) – only, totally.
  51. National Investigation Agency (NIA) (noun) – The National Investigation Agency is a central agency established by the Indian Government to combat terror in India. It is functioning as the Central Counter-Terrorism Law Enforcement Agency in the country. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is created following the terror attack in Mumbai on December 26, 2008. It came into being on December 31, 2008, with the passage of the NIA Act of 2008.
  52. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  53. stringent (adjective) – strict, severe, extreme, rigorous.
  54. anti-piracy law (noun) – the law that is meant to protect against piracy.
  55. Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Maritime Navigation and Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act, 2002 (India) (noun) – An Act to give effect to the International Maritime Organisation Convention for Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Maritime Navigation and the Protocol for the Suppression of Unlawful Acts Against the Safety of Fixed Platforms Located on the Continental Shelf and for matters connected therewith.
  56. Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Maritime Navigation (SUA Act) (International Act) (noun) – a multilateral treaty by which states agree to prohibit and punish behaviour that may threaten the safety of maritime navigation.
  57. Suppression of Unlawful Acts against Safety of Fixed Platforms on Continental Shelf Act (International Act) (noun) – a multilateral treaty by which states agree to prohibit and punish behaviour that may threaten the safety of offshore fixed platforms, including oil platforms.
  58. consternation (noun) – a sudden and unexpected feeling of worry/anxiety that causes confusion; dismay, disquiet, surprise, shock.
  59. object (verb) – protest, oppose, express disagreement, take a stand against.
  60. drop (verb) – abandon, discontinue, cancel.
  61. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on, give rise to.
  62. sustainable (adjective) – acceptable, trustworthy, reliable, dependable.
  63. resolution (noun) – solution, settlement.


 1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from
2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in a different context. 
3. This word list is for personal use only. Reproduction in any format and/or Commercial use of it is/are strictly prohibited.

The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021:

The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021
The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021
The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021
The Hindu Editorial (Closure, compensation) – Jun 17, 2021

“Phrasal Verbs” We Learnt Last Week

“Idioms & Phrases” We Learnt Last Week

“Important Definitions” We Learnt Last Week

Recent Word Lists For The Hindu Editorial Articles

Recent Advanced Word Lists For The Hindu Lead Articles

Recent Word of the Day

Recent Words of the Month

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.