The Hindu Editorial (Nabbing absconders) – Apr 25, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Nabbing absconders) – Apr 25, 2018

Last Saturday, within hours of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s return to Delhi from an overseas tour, the Union Cabinet approved the promulgation of the Fugitive Economic Offenders Ordinance, 2018.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Nabbing absconders) – Apr 25, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Nabbing absconders) – Apr 25, 2018.  

  1. nab (verb) – catch/seize, arrest, take into custody.
  2. absconder (noun) – a person who is running away/fleeing/escaping (and fail to surrender).
  3. fugitive (adjective) – escaping, runaway, fleeing.
  4. plug (noun) – stop, block, end.
  5. loophole (noun) – an ambiguity in the law; flaw/fault, defect.
  6. wilful defaulter (noun) – a person who is purposefully not repaying banks/lenders’ debt on time for various reasons.
  7. impound (verb) – seize, confiscate/appropriate, take possession of.
  8. belated (adjective) – late, delayed, not on time.
  9. haste (noun) – rush, hurry, urgency.
  10. washout (noun) – failure, disappointment, let-down/loser.
  11. clamour (noun) – protest, complaints, outcry/commotion.
  12. misdemeanour (noun) – wrongdoing, evil deed, crime act.
  13. consternation (noun) – unexpected dismay; shock, surprise.
  14. defunct (adjective) – no longer existing, inoperative, non-functioning.
  15. run up (phrasal verb) – accumulate/collect, accrue, amass (a debt).
  16. climes (noun) – a region; town, city.
  17. watch (noun) – stint, spell, turn.
  18. extradition (noun) – deportation, expulsion, banishment.
  19. crawl (verb) –  move, proceed, progress (very slowly).
  20. expedite (verb) – speed up, accelerate, hurry.
  21. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  22. disallow (verb) – reject, refuse, dismiss.
  23. offload (verb) – unload/empty out; get rid of, transfer.
  24. moot (verb) – put forward, propose, suggest (an idea).
  25. insolvency (noun) – a condition in which the financial difficulties of an individual or organisation are such it is unable to pay its debts. bankruptcy (noun) – legal state of insolvency. An individual or organisation is declared bankrupt if a court judges that the party involved can no longer meet debt payments to creditors. it is defined as the outcome of a legal procedure.
  26. tide over (phrasal verb) – sustain, keep someone going, help/assist (someone in difficulty).
  27. handicap (noun) – impediment, hindrance, obstacle.
  28. deflect (verb) – divert, avert; distract/deviate.
  29. heat (noun) – intensive pressure, criticism (unwelcomed).
  30. coherent (adjective) – logical, reasonable, rational.
  31. get away (phrasal verb) – escape, run away/take flight, abscond.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Nabbing absconders) – Apr 25, 2018.

The Hindu Editorial (Nabbing absconders) - Apr 25, 2018


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