The Hindu Editorial (In-house secrets) – Mar 27, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (In-house secrets) – Mar 27, 2021

The Supreme Court has dealt with a grave matter concerning issues of judicial propriety with characteristic opaqueness. It has dismissed a complaint from Andhra Pradesh CM Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (In-house secrets) – Mar 27, 2021.

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  1. in-house (adjective) – internal, private, secret (an organisation).
  2. charge (noun) – accusation, allegation, indictment.
  3. waive (verb) – reject, renounce, abdicate.
  4. confidentiality (noun) – secrecy, privacy, non-disclosure.
  5. disclose (verb) – reveal, make known, communicate.
  6. grave (adjective) – crucial/critical, important/significant, serious.
  7. concerning (preposition) – relevant to, with regard to, with respect to.
  8. propriety (noun) – morality, correctness, rightness, good manners.
  9. characteristic (adjective) – particular, special, specific, exclusive.
  10. opaqueness (noun) – uncertainty, mysteriousness, obliqueness.
  11. dismiss (verb) – reject, deny, repudiate; banish, disregard, brush off, shrug off.
  12. explosive (adjective) – tense, highly charged, critical, serious, dangerous, sensitive.
  13. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  14. designate (postpositive adjective) – nominated/appointed.
  15. finding (noun) – decision, verdict, pronouncement, judgement, order.
  16. successor (noun) – inheritor, next-in-line, descendant.
  17. go by (phrasal verb) – follow, observe, abide by.
  18. inquire into (verb) – investigateexamine, probe.
  19. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity.
  20. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness, honesty, unambiguity.
  21. hold (verb) – occupy, have, be in.
  22. crux (noun) – essence, most important point, central point.
  23. grievance (noun) – complaint, criticism, problem, objection/protest.
  24. hostile (adjective) – opposed, inimical, antagonistic, ill-disposed; confrontational, belligerent, combative.
  25. regime (noun) – government.
  26. due to (phrase) – because of, owing to, on account of, as a result of.
  27. influence (noun) – power, authority, sway, control, leverage, weight.
  28. wield (verb) – exercise, exert, be possessed of, have.
  29. proximity (noun) – nearness, presence, closeness (in a relationship).
  30. allege (verb) – claim, accuse, charge.
  31. scam (noun) – fraud, swindle, fraudulent scheme.
  32. speculative (adjective) – suppositional, conjectural, alleged, supposed.
  33. commend (verb) – recommend, suggest, put forward.
  34. dismissal (noun) – rejection, repudiation, refusal, non-acceptance.
  35. ipso facto (adverb) – Latin; owing to that fact/act, unavoidably, evidently.
  36. level against (phrasal verb) – direct (an accusation/charge).
  37. as well as (phrase) – and in addition.
  38. contempt (noun) – it refers to the offence of showing disrespect to the dignity or authority of a court (& its officers).
  39. merit (noun) – good point, strong point.
  40. affidavit (noun) – sworn statement, self-attestation, self-declaration.
  41. hold the field (phrase) – remain the most important.
  42. substantiate (verb) – support, uphold, justify, vindicate.
  43. unsavoury (adjective) – disreputable, unpleasant, disagreeable.
  44. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  45. come up (phrasal verb) – arise, present itself, occur, happen, emerge.
  46. stay (verb) – stop, delay, or prevent something temporarily (a judicial proceeding/trial through the order of a court).
  47. prosecution (noun) – legal actionlegal proceeding, legal case.
  48. animosity (noun) – hostility, antagonism, enmity/aversion.
  49. expedite (verb) – speed up, accelerate, quicken, hasten.
  50. be bandied about (verb) – spread, discuss, propagate, rumour (an idea in a casual way).
  51. overtly (adverb) – openly, transparently, clearly.
  52. episode (noun) – incident, event, occurrence, happening.
  53. notwithstanding (adverb) – nevertheless, nonetheless; in spite of, despite, regardless of.
  54. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, insist on, establish, determine.
  55. behove (verb) – be appropriate for, be expected of, be advisable for, be sensible for, be wise for.
  56. demonstrate (verb) – show, indicate, confirm.
  57. “justice should not only be done, but should manifestly and undoubtedly be seen to be done” (phrase) – an often used aphorism (saying/proverb) with the principle that Tribunals/Courts of Law to be not only actually independent from executive interference but to be seen as being independent entities and not as departments of the Government. This dictum was laid down by Lord Hewart, the then Lord Chief Justice of England in the case of Rex v. Sussex Justices, [1924] 1 KB 256.


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