The Hindu Editorial (Midnight rumble) – Oct 25, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Midnight rumble) – Oct 25, 2018

The abrupt replacement of Alok Verma as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation, albeit as an interim measure,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Midnight rumble) – Oct 25, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Midnight rumble) – Oct 25, 2018:

  1. rumble (noun) – street fight, fist fight, scuffle/tussle (with a continuous echoing sound/noise).
  2. feud (noun) – quarrel, argument, dispute (a continuous, non-stop one).
  3. abrupt (adjective) – sudden, unexpected, instantaneous.
  4. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  5. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  6. culmination (noun) – high point, height, climax.
  7. murky (adjective) – questionable, suspicious, dubious/mysterious.
  8. embarrass (verb) – humiliate, upset, make ashamed.
  9. morph (verb) – alter, modify, transform/distort.
  10. full-blown (adjective) – fully developed, complete, thorough/entire.
  11. even-handedness (noun) – unbiased & fair decision, straightforwardness, fairness.
  12. divest (verb) – deprive, strip, dispossess/relieve of (power).
  13. strong-arm (adjective) – aggressive, forceful, coercive.
  14. tenure (noun) – term, period, time (in office).
  15. vitiate (verb) – spoil, impair, destroy.
  16. factional (adjective) – individual, selfish/personal, partisan/sectarian.
  17. in connection with (phrase) – with regard to, with respect to, dealing with.
  18. wilfully (adverb) – deliberately, purposefully.
  19. obstructionist (noun) – a person who follow the practice of purposely delaying legal/other procedures.
  20. sordid (adjective) –  shameful, unsavoury, dirty.
  21. statutory (adjective) – legitimate, permissible, admissible.
  22. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent to, be tantamount to.
  23. curtail (verb) – reduce, decrease, cut down.
  24. superintendence (noun) – an act process of supervise, manage, govern something.
  25. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  26. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, element/side (of a situation).
  27. rive (verb) – tear apart, split, rip apart.


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