The Hindu Editorial (For one and all) – Nov 13, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (For one and all) – Nov 13, 2020

The Supreme Court has struck a blow for personal liberty, granting interim bail to television anchor Arnab Goswami through an order that one wished… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (For one and all) – Nov 13, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (For one and all) – Nov 13, 2020:

  1. one and all (phrase) – everyone, each and every one, without exception.
  2. personal liberty (noun) – it means the liberty of an individual to behave as one pleases except for those restraints imposed by laws and codes of conduct of the society in which one lives to safeguard the physical, moral, political, and economic welfare of others.
  3. instant (adjective) – immediate, instantaneous, prompt/swift.
  4. norm (noun) – standard, convention, regulation.
  5. dish out (phrasal verb) – dispense, provide casually.
  6. strike a blow for (phrase) – do something to support for.
  7. interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional. (Interim bail is a bail granted for a short period of time).
  8. anchor (noun) – reporter, presenter, newsreader.
  9. incarcerate (verb) – jail, take into custody, detain/confine, put in prison.
  10. cause (noun) – reason, motive, purpose.
  11. consideration (noun) – concern, care; factor, point.
  12. garrulous (adjective) – excessively talkative (especially about trivial (ordinary) matters).
  13. regime (noun) – government.
  14. accusation (noun) – charge, indictment, attribution, incrimination.
  15. abet (verb) – to encourage/help someone to do something wrong/illegal.
  16. due (adjective) – (of a payment) owed, to be paid, payable.
  17. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually.
  18. prosecute (verb) – charge, sue, bring to trial, institute legal proceedings against, take to court.
  19. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, make preparations for, put things in order for.
  20. rush (verb) – hurry, run, hasten, act rapidly/hurriedly.
  21. Sessions Court (noun) – In India, the apex court within the district dealing with criminal cases is named as “sessions court” as per Code Of Criminal Procedure (CrPc). While the court dealing with civil cases as per Code Of Civil Procedure is called “district court”.
  22. fault (verb) – find fault with, criticize.
  23. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  24. remand petitioner (noun) – petitioner in custody.
  25. exhaust (verb) – use up, go through, finish, deplete, expend (completely).
  26. vendetta (noun) – prolonged feud/bitterness; revenge, vengeance.
  27. demonstrable (adjective) – proven, verifiable, clear, noticeable.
  28. dismiss (verb) – reject, deny, abandon.
  29. merits (noun) – an essential inherent quality (rights and wrongs only) while evaluating a case (not by external aspects).
  30. due (adjective) – expected, required, awaited, anticipated, scheduled for.
  31. strange (adjective) – unusual, weird, abnormal, atypical.
  32. pending (preposition) – awaiting, waiting for, until, till, before.
  33. reasoned (adjective) – logical, rational, sensible, well thought out, systematic, methodical.
  34. observation (noun) – remark, comment, statement, pronouncement, declaration.
  35. interfere (verb) – handle, get involved in, intervene in something.
  36. out of place (phrase) – inappropriate, unsuitable, unseemly, improper.
  37. surely (adverb) – certainly, definitely, undoubtedly, without doubt.
  38. scrutiny (noun) – examination, inspection, investigation.
  39. consideration (noun) – thought, deliberation, analysis, examination, care, concern.
  40. hold (verb) – detain, confine, hold in custody.
  41. warrant (verb) – justify/necessitate, vindicate/validate, call for.
  42. idle (adjective) – pointless, worthless, meaningless, insignificant, unimportant.
  43. whataboutery (noun) – the technique of counter-accusation when accused of some wrongdoings.
  44. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  45. turn down (phrasal verb) – reject, refuse, decline, say no to.
  46. ground (noun) – reason, factor, basis, rationale, premise.
  47. activist (noun) – a person who supports a political or societal change/cause.
  48. gratuitous (adjective) – unjustified, uncalled for, unwarranted, needless, unnecessary.
  49. shed/throw light on (phrase) – explain, elucidate, clarify.
  50. circumstances (noun) – situation, background, conditions, state of affairs.
  51. override (verb) – reject, cancel, reverse, revoke, overrule, nullify, abrogate.
  52. magistrate (noun) – the judicial officers or civil officers of a state who handle minor legal cases in a specific area like town, district etc.
  53. evade (verb) – avoid, dodge, elude.
  54. veritable (adjective) – true, precise, correct, exact, factual.
  55. abdication (noun) – disowning, rejection, refusal/avoidance, abandonment.
  56. galling (adjective) – annoying, irritating, vexing.
  57. gladiatorial (adjective) – intense, ruthless, hard-fought (conflict/competition).
  58. zeal (noun) – passion, fervour, eagerness, interest.


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