The Hindu Editorial (Extended folly) – Feb 08, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Extended folly) – Feb 08, 2020

Six months after the BJP government at the Centre revoked the special constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and reduced it to two Union Territories,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Extended folly) – Feb 08, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Extended folly) – Feb 08, 2020:

  1. folly (noun) – foolishness, stupidity, madness, irresponsibility, thoughtlessness.
  2. invocation (noun) – citation, mention, reference to/appeal to.
  3. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  4. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  5. revoke (verb) – cancel, repeal, reverse, abrogate, nullify.
  6. erstwhile (adjective) – old, previous, former, then.
  7. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, appeal to. 
  8. preventative detention (noun) – it means to detain a person so that to prevent that person from commenting on any possible crime or in other words preventive detention is an action taken by the administration on the grounds of the suspicion that some wrong actions may be done by the person concerned which will be prejudicial to the state.
  9. course (noun) – plan of action, course of action, strategy, approach.
  10. rhetoric (noun) – bombast, loftiness, hyperbole/extravagant language.
  11. dilution (noun) – reduction in value/power/force of something.
  12. malevolent (adjective) – bitter, hostile, vengeful.
  13. crackdown (noun) – getting tough, severe/stern measures, restriction, suppression/repression, clampdown.
  14. vilification (noun) – condemnation, criticism/censure, character assassination, defamation.
  15. high-handed (adjective) – autocratic, authoritarian, undemocratic/oppressive; arbitrary.
  16. police (verb) – control, keep in order, keep under control, regulate.
  17. condone (verb) – deliberately ignore, not take into consideration, disregard.
  18. arbitrary (adjective) – unmotivated, unreasonable, irrational/illogical, unjustified.
  19. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  20. arrogate (verb) – assume, take over, acquire/claim (something without justification).
  21. constitutional democracy (noun) – in a constitutional democracy, the authority of the majority is limited by legal and institutional means (procedures) so that the rights of individuals and minorities are respected.
  22. chide (verb) – scoldreprimand, criticize, reprove.
  23. rousing (verb) – inspiring; vigorous, energetic, lively, spirited.
  24. restrain (verb) – control, restrict, limit, regulate.
  25. ideologically (adverb) – dogmatically, conventionally; in a method which relates to an ideology.
  26. deterministic (adjective) – believing in the idea that everything is caused by another event/action and so you are not free/allowed to choose what you do.
  27. nothing more than (phrase) – only.
  28. improvisation (noun) – the act of improvising; spontaneity, lack of premeditation.
  29. indiscreet (adjective) – incautious, irresponsible, unwise.
  30. graft (verb) –  join, attach, add.
  31. inorganic (adjective) – not living, lifeless, dead.
  32. destined to (adjective) – certain to meet a particular fate; intended for (a particular/purpose).
  33. outfit (noun) – organization, set-up, group.
  34. best bet (phrase) – reliable and successful idea or course of action.
  35. betray (verb) – reveal, exhibit, disclose, communicate.
  36. perturbing (adjective) – unsettling, causing anxiety; causing concern.


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