The Hindu Editorial (Defusing tensions) – Oct 27, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Defusing tensions) – Oct 27, 2018

The Supreme Court has taken hold of the situation. It has done well to order a time-bound and supervised inquiry into the charges against the sidelined CBI Director, Alok Verma. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Defusing tensions) – Oct 27, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Defusing tensions) – Oct 27, 2018:

  1. defuse (verb) – reduce, lessen, ease.
  2. feud (noun) – quarrel, argument, dispute (a continuous, non-stop one).
  3. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  4. pave the way for (phrase) – prepare for, put things in order for, clear the way for.
  5. hold (verb) – control, power, sway/authority.
  6. time-bound (adjective) – related to a certain moment or era in time.
  7. sidelined (adjective) – removed from an authoritative position.
  8. divest (verb) – deprive, strip, dispossess/relieve of (power).
  9. suspicion (noun) – speculation, scepticism, misgiving/doubt.
  10. entertain (verb) – consider, think about, take into consideration.
  11. writ petition (noun) – an application to a court for a writ (a formal written order) when when any of the fundamental rights are violated.
  12. allegation (noun) – charge/claim, accusation; complaint.
  13. reservations (noun) – doubt, misgivings, scepticism/objection.
  14. statutory (adjective) – legitimate, permissible, admissible.
  15. superintendence (noun) – an act process of supervise, manage, govern something.
  16. peculiar (adjective) – strange, unusual/odd, unexpected.
  17. compound (verb) – aggravate, worsen, intensify/heighten.
  18. far-reaching (adjective) – important, major, significant.
  19. confine (verb) – restrict, limit.
  20. go beyond (phrase) – exceed, do more than.
  21. pendency (noun) – a state of something remain undecided/pending.
  22. means (noun) – method, way, procedure/technique.
  23. strip (verb) – relieve, deny, remove/deprive.
  24. adjudication (noun) – judgement, decision, conclusion.
  25. quieten (verb) – lessen, reduce, appease/mitigate.
  26. surcharged (adjective) – relating to the excessive tension/emotion.
  27. mount (verb) – increase, rise, intensify.
  28. recrimination (noun) – accusation, counter-charge, counterattack.


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