The Hindu Editorial (Hard justice) – Oct 09, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Hard justice) – Oct 09, 2018

The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nomination of conservative-leaning judge Brett Kavanaugh, by a vote of 50-48, and he was sworn in as a ninth justice of the Supreme Court (SCOTUS). For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Hard justice) – Oct 09, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Hard justice) – Oct 09, 2018:

  1. conservative-leaning (adjective) – right leaning; having beliefs & views like right-wing/traditionalist.
  2. furore (noun) – commotion, turmoil, agitation.
  3. level (verb) – point/aim (a accusation/criticism).
  4. come forward (phrasal verb) – volunteer, step forward.
  5. predetermined (adjective) – deliberate, intentional, considered.
  6. constraint (noun) – restriction, impediment, obstacle.
  7. contentious (adjective) – controversial, disputable, debatable.
  8. jurisprudence (noun) – body of laws/rules; legal system.
  9. tilt (noun) –  inclination, leaning, change ( in favour of someone).
  10. liberal (adjective) – (in a political context) progressive, reformist, left-wing.
  11. brink (noun) – edge/verge/end (of something).
  12. epoch (noun) – era, period, time.
  13. herald (verb) – signal, indicate, announce/portend.
  14. rollback (noun) – reduction, cut, decrease.
  15. ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
  16. assault weapon (noun) – assault rifle; It is originally built for military special operations as a fully automatic/semiautomatic weapon/firearm.
  17. teeth (noun) – genuine power.
  18. go against (phrasal verb) – oppose, disagree, resist.
  19. tenet (noun) – principle, belief, doctrine/rule.
  20. imply (verb) – say indirectly, suggest, hint.
  21. immune (adjective) – protected from, secure against, exempt from.
  22. prosecution (verb) – legal action, legal proceeding, litigation.
  23. impeachment (noun) – the act of charging/accusing (a public official) with a crime done while in office (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  24. stand by (phrasal verb) – support, stand up for, uphold/defend.
  25. win back (verb) – regain/recover, reclaim, get back.


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