The Hindu Editorial (Draconian move) – Oct 11, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Draconian move) – Oct 11, 2018

Journalists have been hauled up in the past for writing allegedly objectionable articles.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Draconian move) – Oct 11, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Draconian move) – Oct 11, 2018:

  1. draconian (adjective) – very harsh, oppressive, authoritarian.
  2. haul up (phrasal verb) – compel, force someone to appear in a court for trial/criticism.
  3. allegedly (adverb) – supposedly, unprovenly, reportedly.
  4. trumped-up (adjective) – relating to a wrong or incorrect accusation/allegation.
  5. extraordinary (adjective) – unusual, uncommon, strange/odd.
  6. seldom (adverb) – hardly, rarely, almost never.
  7. apply to (verb) – be applicable to, pertain, relate.
  8. assault (verb) – attack, hit, thrash.
  9. restrain (verb) – prevent, stop, prohibit/disallow.
  10. plain as day (phrase) – very clear/evident (without doubt).
  11. overawe (verb) – intimidate, unnerve/frighten, discourage/scare.
  12. derogatory (adjective) – disparaging, detracting; belittling/dishonouring.
  13. reflexively (adverb) – (in a manner) without applying mind; automatically, spontaneously/instinctively.
  14. commend (verb) – recommend, suggest, put forward.
  15. absurdity (noun) – pointlessness, irrationality/illogicality, absurdness.
  16. the prosecution (noun) – the party who is prosecuting (institute & conduct) legal action against someone (in a legal case).
  17. no stranger to (phrase) – accustomed to, familiar with, acquainted with/knowledgeable about.
  18. construe (verb) – interpret, understand, take as.
  19. authority (noun) – right, power, mandate.
  20. ridiculous (adjective) – laughable, absurd, pointless.
  21. refrain from (verb) – abstain, desist/hold back, stop oneself.
  22. unfounded (adjective) – unproven, unjustified, unwarranted.
  23. redress (noun) – compensation, reparation/restitution, remedy.
  24. lure (verb) – tempt, entice, attract.
  25. the spotlight (noun) – the public attention, the focus of public/media interest.


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