The Hindu Editorial (Double ignominy) – Jan 16, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Double ignominy) – Jan 16, 2021

Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump has entered the record books for being the only American President to be impeached twice. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Double ignominy) – Jan 16, 2021.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Double ignominy) – Jan 16, 2021:

  1. ignominy (noun) – shame, disgrace, humiliation/embarrassment.
  2. impeachment (noun) – the act of charging or accusing (a public official) with a crime done while in office.
  3. Republican (noun) – a supporter/member of the Republican Party; right-winger, rightist.
  4. outgoing (adjective) – departing, leaving.
  5. impeach (verb) – charge or accuse/indict (a public official) with a crime done while in office.
  6. House of Representatives (noun) – the lower house or chamber in some bicameral legislative systems. (for example in the US).
  7. Senate (noun) – the upper house or chamber in some bicameral legislative systems. (for example in the US).
  8. motion (noun) – a formal proposal put to a legislature.
  9. incitement (noun) – provocation, persuasion, inducement.
  10. insurrection (noun) – coup, uprising, rebellion, putsch; civil unrest/disorder.
  11. assault (noun) – attack, offensive, onslaught.
  12. Capitol (noun) – In the United States, the Capitol is a building in Washington in which the US Congress meets.
  13. pro- (prefix) – supporting.
  14. mob (noun) – a large, disorganized, and often violent crowd of people.
  15. abuse (noun) – misuse, misapplication, misemployment, mishandling.
  16. Congress (noun) – legislative assembly, parliament; The United States Congress is the bicameral (two chambers) legislature of the federal government of the United States, and consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
  17. owing to (phrase) – because of, as a result of, on account of.
  18. acquittal (noun) – declaration of innocence, clearing, discharge, release, vindication, exoneration.
  19. resoundingly (adverb) – totally, emphatically, unmistakably.
  20. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  21. bipartisan (adjective) – involving cooperation between two (opposite & big) political parties.
  22. cross the “aisle” (phrase) – In this expression, the “aisle” refers to the actual physical walkway that divides the legislative (congressional/parliamentary) halls. Members of the two parties sit on opposite sides.
  23. ranks (noun) – the people belonging to a group.
  24. conviction (noun) – pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
  25. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  26. lead up to (phrasal verb) – come before a particular event.
  27. inauguration (noun) – the formal admission of someone to the office; introduction, formation, beginning (of something).
  28. president-elect (noun) – a president who has been elected but not yet installed would be referred to as a president-elect (e.g. President-elect of the United States).
  29. trial (noun) – hearing, inquiry, litigation, judicial proceedings.
  30. article (noun) – clause, section (of a rule or regulation).
  31. demit (verb) – withdraw from, resign from, retire from, step down from.
  32. nevertheless (noun) – in spite of everything, in spite of that, nonetheless, even so, however.
  33. Democrat (noun) – a supporter/member of the Democratic Party.
  34. vow (verb) – swear, pledge, promise, affirm.
  35. carry out (phrasal verb) – conduct, perform, implement, execute bring about.
  36. convict (verb) – declare guilty, find guilty, sentence.
  37. misdemeanour (noun) – wrongdoing, evil deed, crime act.
  38. potentially (adverb) – possibly, probably, prospectively.
  39. run (verb) – stand as a candidate for; be a candidate (in a political election).
  40. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible, take a threatening shape.
  41. congressional (adjective) – relating to the Congress (legislative assembly in the U.S).
  42. safeguard (verb) – protect, shield, screen, defend, guard. 
  43. mainstream (noun) – something (certain beliefs/ideas/activities) which are accepted or recognized by most people as a normal or typical.
  44. conservative (adjective) – right-wing, reactionary, traditionalist, ultra-right.
  45. fabric (noun) – the basic/fundamental structure.
  46. warrant (verb) – justify, vindicate, call for, sanction, validate.
  47. holdout (noun) – an act of holding out (resisting) something.
  48. turbulent (adjective) – unstable, unsettled, tumultuous, full of conflict, chaotic, full of confusion.
  49. saga (noun) – story, lengthy explanation/statement, lengthy story.
  50. make of (verb) – give a particular importance to something.
  51. movement (noun) – campaign, drive, push.
  52. vicious (adjective) – serious, dangerous, dreadful.
  53. build on (phrasal verb) – develop, enhance, elaborate.
  54. privilege (noun) – advantage, right, benefit, prerogative, entitlement.
  55. indulge in (verb) – become involved in (an undesirable activity).
  56. pull in (phrasal verb) – succeed in obtaining something.
  57. disenfranchised (adjective) – deprived of (a privilege).
  58. cut off (phrasal verb) – discontinue, break off, disconnect, isolate, separate.
  59. cohort (noun) – group (of supporters/followers).
  60. standing (noun) – status, rank, position; stature, importance, influence.
  61. tent (noun) – camp.
  62. vector (noun) – direction, course.
  63. battered (adjective) – damaged, impaired, spoiled.
  64. strike a balance (phrase) – find a fair & reasonable line of action between two contrasting things.
  65. pluralism (noun) – (of people) the practice exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  66. voice (noun) – opinion, view.
  67. nativist (adjective) – relating to the political policy of promoting the interests of native inhabitants against those of immigrants.
  68. populism (noun) – related to policies that supposedly represent the opinions of ordinary people (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  69. disregard (noun) – indifference, non-observance; inattention, heedlessness, carelessness, neglect.
  70. cherished (adjective) – adored, esteemed, revered.


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