The Hindu Editorial (Imposing a compromise) – Jan 13, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Imposing a compromise) – Jan 13, 2021

The Supreme Court’s interim order in the ongoing contestation between large sections of the farmers and the Centre over the new farm laws may be motivated… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Imposing a compromise) – Jan 13, 2021.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Imposing a compromise) – Jan 13, 2021:

  1. impose (verb) – force, thrust, inflict (an unwelcome decision).
  2. compromise (noun) – agreement, understanding, settlement.
  3. domain (noun) – a particular field of activity; arena, sphere.
  4. interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional.  
  5. ongoing (adjective) – continuing, happening/occurring, unending, unceasing, relentless.
  6. contestation (noun) – discussion, exchange of views, discourse, argument/disputation.
  7. Farm Acts, 2000 (noun) – Farm Acts, 2000 refer to three agricultural bills passed by Indian Parliament in September 2020. The three acts are “The Farmers’ Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, 2020 (FPTC Act) allows farmers to sell their harvest outside the notified Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) mandis without paying any State taxes or fees”, “the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, 2020 facilitates contract farming and direct marketing”, and “the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act, 2020 deregulates the production, storage, movement and sale of several major foodstuffs, including cereals, pulses, edible oils and onion, except in the case of extraordinary circumstances”.
  8. laudable (adjective) – praiseworthy, noteworthy, commendable, admirable.
  9. intention (noun) – aim, purpose, objective. 
  10. break the deadlock (phrase) – to bring something (stalemate/impasse) to an end.
  11. deadlock (noun) – stalemate, impasse, checkmate/stand-off.
  12. shake off (phrasal verb) – get rid of, give up, abandon, end (a feeling).
  13. impression (noun) – feeling, suspicion, apprehension; opinion, view, perception.
  14. seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  15. stay (verb) – stop, delay, or prevent something temporarily (a judicial proceeding/trial through the order of a court). (The stay on their implementation means the Centre cannot, for the time being, proceed with any executive actions to enforce the laws).
  16. Minimum Support Price (MSP) (noun) – it is a form of market intervention by the Government of India to give guaranteed price and assured market to the farmers and protect them from the price fluctuations and market imperfections. The guaranteed price and assured market are expected to encourage higher investment and in adoption of modern farming practices.
  17. dispossession (noun) – deprivation/deprival, privation, eviction, legal ouster.
  18. stated (adjective) – clearly mentioned, expressed, identified, specified.
  19. assuage (verb) – relieve, alleviate, moderate/reduce.
  20. table (verb) – submit, put forward, present, propose, introduce. 
  21. disconcerting (adjective) – discomfiting, unsettling, disturbing.
  22. legislation (noun) – body of laws, rules, regulations, statutes.
  23. solely (adverb) – only, simply, merely.
  24. instrument (noun) – mechanism, apparatus, system, means (to achieve/attain something).
  25. facilitate (verb) – make easy, make possible; assist, help/aid.
  26. arrangement (noun) – agreement, appointment, deal, settlement, bargain, compromise.
  27. rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  28. infirmity (noun) – weakness, feebleness, impairment; unsteadiness, hesitation, instability.
  29. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  30. allay (verb) – reduce, diminish, decrease, lessen; alleviate, ease, relieve.
  31. amicable (adjective) – friendly, good-natured, cooperative, easy-going, polite.
  32. umbrella (modifier) – something (coalition) that has many different parts/elements.
  33. spearhead (verb) – lead, head (an movement/protest); be in the forefront of.
  34. traverse (verb) – go across, cut across, pass over.
  35. adjudicative (adjective) – relating to a formal judgement on a dispute.
  36. import (noun) – meaning, essence, message, substance; importance, significance.
  37. sanguine (adjective) – optimistic, hopeful, confident, positive, cheerful (particularly in a difficult situation).
  38. zeal (noun) – passion, fervour, eagerness, interest.
  39. amply (adverb) – sufficiently, satisfactorily, (more than) enough.
  40. fault verb) – criticize, censure, condemn, find fault with.
  41. arise out (verb) – result, occur, stem (from).
  42. vicinity (noun) – surrounding area, neighbourhood.
  43. nothing short of (phrase) – nothing less than.
  44. outright (adjective) – out-and-out, absolute, complete, categorical, unequivocal.  
  45. repeal (noun) – cancellation, invalidation, reversal, annulment, nullification.
  46. in the wake of (phrase) – as a result of some event, especially an unpleasant one; in the aftermath of, as a consequence of, on account of, because of, owing to.
  47. perceived (adjective) – observed, recognized, identified.
  48. adjudicate (verb) – arbitrate, judge, decide, settle, resolve.
  49. constitutionality (noun) – the condition of acting in accordance with an applicable constitution.
  50. hand over (phrasal verb) – pass, transfer, assign. 
  51. thrash out (phrasal verb) – resolve, settle, sort out, deal with, handle.
  52. well-founded (adjective) – acceptable, supportable, valid.
  53. voice (verb) – express, make public, announce, mention, raise.
  54. in question (phrase) – in doubt; at issue, being discussed.
  55. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  56. in line with (phrase) – in alignment with, in accordance with.
  57. dilute (verb) – weaken, diminish, reduce, decrease, lessen.
  58. de-legitimise (verb) – reverse/withdraw legitimate status of something.
  59. stay away from (phrasal verb) – avoid, evade, dodge.
  60. proceedings (noun) – actions/activities.
  61. interfere with (verb) – prevent, obstruct, inhibit, restrict (a process or activity).
  62. legislate (verb) – make laws, pass laws, enact laws.


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