The Hindu Editorial (Futile fines) – Sep 13, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Futile fines) – Sep 13, 2019

The steep penalties for violation of road rules that came into force on September 1 under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Futile fines)- Sep 13, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Futile fines) – Sep 13, 2019:

  1. futile (adjective) – pointless, useless, valueless.
  2. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  3. mitigate (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  4. steep (adjective) – sharp, sudden, rapid.
  5. backlash (noun) – a strong negative reaction; adverse response, counteraction.
  6. quantum (noun) – portion, part, division.
  7. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement.
  8. stringent (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
  9. outrage (noun) – indignation, fury, anger.
  10. pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
  11. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  12. deterrence (noun) – the act of deterring/stopping someone from doing something.
  13. radically (adverb) – completely, thoroughly, entirely.
  14. determinant (noun) – factor, issue, concern.
  15. untouched (adjective) – unaffected, unchanged, uninfluenced.
  16. lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  17. concessionaire (noun) – one who holds a concession or a right granted (for example, by the government) to conduct a certain business.
  18. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, draw up/frame (a rule).
  19. litigation (noun) – legal process, legal proceeding, legal action.
  20. pedestrian (noun) – walker, person on foot, wayfarer.
  21. ambit (noun) – scope, limits, purview.
  22. steep in (verb) – imbue with, fill with, pervade with.
  23. lapsed (adjective) – expired, invalid, out of date, discontinued.
  24. impunity (noun) – immunity, exemption/freedom from punishment, special treatment.
  25. lose no time (phrase) – be quick, hurry up, move quickly; press on.


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