The Hindu Editorial (Mission impossible) – Apr 21, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Mission impossible) – Apr 21, 2018

The idea of holding simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies appears to have caught the imagination of … For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Mission impossible) – Apr 21, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Mission impossible) – Apr 21, 2018.  

  1. leap (noun) – change, transformation, conversion.
  2. surmise (verb) – guess, conjecture, suspect/speculate.
  3. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  4. set out (phrasal verb) – present, describe, detail/explain.
  5. put together (phrasal verb) – compile, organize, arrange/assemble.
  6. constructive (adjective) – practical, effective, influential.
  7. vote of no-confidence (phrase) – a vote indicating that the opposition is censuring the Government’s policy. (censure means express severe disapproval).
  8. repose in (verb) – set, place (a confidence or trust in something).
  9. dissolution (noun) – cessation, conclusion, end/termination.
  10. entail (verb) – cause/produce, generate, prompt.
  11. waiver (noun) – dispensation, refusal, renunciation.
  12. Anti-defection law (noun) – The 10th Schedule to the Constitution, popularly referred to as the ‘Anti-Defection Law,’ was inserted by the 52nd Amendment in 1985. The grounds of disqualification are specified in Paragraph 2 of the 10th Schedule. A member would incur a disqualification under paragraph 2 (1) (a) when he “voluntarily gives up his membership of a party” and under 2 (1) (b) when he/she votes (or abstains from voting) contrary to the directive issued by the party. (Courtesy: The Hindu).
  13. flip side (noun) – other sidedownside, drawbacks/disadvantages.
  14. arbitrarily (adverb) – with random choice or personal whim.
  15. curtail (verb) – reduce, decrease, lessen.
  16. undermine (verb) – weaken, diminish, reduce.
  17. federalism (noun) – a system of government in which establishments such as states or provinces share power with a national government.
  18. representative democracy (noun) – a type of democracy in which citizenry vote for government representatives to handle legislation and ruling the country on their behalf. citizenry (noun) – all the people/citizens (of a place/country considered as a whole).
  19. direct democracy (noun) – a type of democracy in which the public vote on laws to be passed and all major issues. Citizens have more power here than in a representative democracy.
  20. proximity (noun) – closeness, nearness, adjacency (in time).
  21. live with (phrase) – accept.

Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Mission impossible) – Apr 21, 2018.

The Hindu Editorial (Mission impossible) - Apr 21, 2018


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