The Hindu Editorial (Mockery of justice) – Apr 06, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Mockery of justice) – Apr 06, 2020

Thursday’s ruling by the Sindh High Court that overturned the conviction of Omar Saeed Sheikh, and three others,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Mockery of justice) – Apr 06, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Mockery of justice) – Apr 06, 2020:

  1. mockery (noun) – insulting/absurd imitation of something; a false representation of something; travesty, farce, poor imitation, poor substitute.
  2. acquittal (noun) – declaration of innocence, clearing/discharge/release, exoneration, absolution.
  3. suspect (adjective) – suspicious, dubious, untrustworthy, questionable.
  4. overturn (verb) – reverse, overrule, nullify/cancel.
  5. conviction (noun) – sentence, judgement, declaration/pronouncement of guilt.
  6. lack of (noun) – absence, dearth, unavailability.
  7. scandalous (adjective) – discreditable, disreputable, dishonourable, improper; disgraceful, shocking, outrageous.
  8. utter (adjective) – complete, total, consummate/out and out, absolute.
  9. disregard (noun) – indifference, neglect, lack of attention.
  10. jurisprudence (noun) – body of laws/rules; legal system.
  11. prosecution (noun) – legal action/trail, legal proceeding, litigation.
  12. sophistry (noun) – trickery, deception, dishonesty, cheating; clever (but false) argument.
  13. at one’s best (phrase) – on top formin great shape; peak, prime.
  14. eloquently (adverb) – expressively, revealingly, significantly, indicatively.
  15. systematic (adjective) – organized, planned, methodical.
  16. dilute (verb) – diminish, reduce, decrease, weaken, make weaker.
  17. abduct (verb) – kidnap, hold hostage, hijack.
  18. militant (adjective) – extremist, radical, fanatical, sectarian/partisan.
  19. bait (verb) – annoy, irritate, harass.
  20. light (verb) – ignite, set on fire, set burning.
  21. explosives (noun) – bomb, incendiary device.
  22. ransom (noun) – release, freedom, setting free (of someone taken/held hostage in exchange of a large amount of payment demanded).
  23. wherein (adverb) – in which.
  24. behead (verb) – cut off the head of, decapitate.
  25. squeeze (verb) – pressurize, pressure, force.
  26. go after (phrasal verb) – to try to catch or stop someone; peruse, chase, hunt down.
  27. perpetrator (noun) – someone who does immoral, harmful and illegal activity; offender, criminal, wrongdoer/evil-doer, culprit.
  28. curiously (adverb) – strangely, unusually, surprisingly.
  29. detention (noun) – confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
  30. provincial (adjective) – regional, sectoral, zonal.
  31. prosecutor (noun) – a lawyer who presents the government’s case against someone accused of a crime.
  32. blunt (verb) – reduce, decrease, tone down.
  33. opprobrium (noun) – condemnation, harsh criticism, censure, castigation.
  34. money laundering (noun) – a secret act of moving illegally acquired funds into legal bank accounts or investments.
  35. watchdog (noun) – inspector/supervisor, observer, ombudsman.
  36. grey/watch list (noun) – a list of countries on observation due to their “strategic deficiencies” in countering terror-financing and money-laundering. The countries put on grey/watch list by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) will be subjected to direct monitoring and intense scrutiny by the International Co-operation Review Group (ICRG) on terror financing.
  37. ease (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease.
  38. cohort (noun) – group; a group of people; companion.
  39. let off (phrasal verb) – excuse, pardon, forgive, discharge, release.
  40. leniency (noun) – mercy, clemency, forgiveness/forbearance.
  41. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  42. hostage (noun) – captive, prisoner, detainee; a person under custody of someone as security for performance against a demand/pledge.
  43. persuade (verb) – convince, influence, press someone into, make certain.
  44. tokenism (noun) – the practice or policy of making symbolic efforts to impress (minority) people and the people to think that the organisation is dealing with problems fairly but actually it is not.
  45. higher-order (noun/adjective) – high level; rational, well reasoned.
  46. hitherto (adverb) – previously, earlier, so far/thus far, until now.

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