The Hindu Editorial (Keep the peace) – Oct 20, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Keep the peace) – Oct 20, 2018

The riotous scenes in the pathways leading to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala in the last few days ought to persuade everyone, irrespective of where they stand on the Supreme Court’s recent verdict. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Keep the peace) – Oct 20, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Keep the peace) – Oct 20, 2018:

  1. dial down (phrasal verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease (the intensity of something).
  2. riotous (adjective) – disorderly, disruptive, unruly.
  3. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  4. persuade (verb) – convince, influence, coax/prompt.
  5. stand on (phrasal verb) – observe something carefully.
  6. surcharged (adjective) – relating to the excessive tension/emotion.
  7. stoke (verb) – incite, encourage, fuel.
  8. law of the land (phrase) – equivalent to the Latin “lex terrae”; all of the laws in force within a country.
  9. overturn (verb) – reverse, overrule, nullify/cancel.
  10. consume (verb) – preoccupy/engross/absorb; overwhelm, dominate.
  11. sizeable (adjective) – substantial, considerable, significant.
  12. unseemly (adjective) – improper, inappropriate, undignified.
  13. turn away (phrasal verb) – refuse admittance to, send away, reject/rebuff/repel.
  14. augur well (verb) – bode, indicate, portend (a good outcome).
  15. terrain (noun) – ground, area, field.
  16. render (verb) – make, cause to be.
  17. it transpires (phrase) – become known, become apparent, be revealed.
  18. make a statement (phrase) – to express one’s views/beliefs/opinions in writing/speech officially.
  19. reflection (noun) – opinion, thought, viewpoint.
  20. provocation (noun) – stirring, incitement, inducement.
  21. entitle to (verb) – allow, permit, qualify/authorize.
  22. volatile (adjective) – unpredictable, changeable, variable/inconstant.
  23. score (verb) –  be a success, have an impact, win.
  24. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  25. fritter away (phrasal verb) – squander, waste, misuse.
  26. recur (verb) – reoccur, occur again, be repeated.
  27. unfounded (adjective) – baseless, unproven, unjustified.


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