The Hindu Editorial (No 100% quota) – Apr 25, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (No 100% quota) – Apr 25, 2020

The Supreme Court is right in considering cent per cent reservation as anathema to the constitutional scheme… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (No 100% quota) – Apr 25, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (No 100% quota) – Apr 25, 2020

  1. overzealous (adjective) – too zealous; excessively sincere, feeling, fervent, impassioned, passionate, enthusiastic.
  2. stress (verb) – emphasize, draw attention to, underscore.
  3. tend to (verb) – be liable, gravitate, be likely.
  4. cent per cent (adjective) – one hundred per cent, complete, total.
  5. anathema (noun) – a curse; bane, abomination/abhorrent.
  6. laudable (adjective) – commendable, admirable, praiseworthy.
  7. objective (noun) – aim, intention, purpose.
  8. deprived (adjective) – disadvantaged, underprivileged, poverty-stricken, impoverished.
  9. quash (verb) – cancel, reverse, repeal.
  10. affirmative action (programme) (noun) – it means positive steps taken to increase the representation of (women and  minorities) in areas of employment, education, and culture from which they have been historically excluded.
  11. as such (phrase) – in itself, intrinsically, by itself.
  12. detrimental (adjective) – inimical, undesirable, unfavourable, unfortunate.
  13. earmark (verb) – designate, reserve, set aside.
  14. adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  15. interest (noun) – benefit, advantage.
  16. subsequent (adjective) – following, ensuing, successive.
  17. rationale (noun) – reason, basis, logic, principle.
  18. chronic (adjective) – constant, continuing; habitual.
  19. absenteeism (noun) – non-attendance, non-appearance, truancy/absence. 
  20. belong to (phrase) – be in, be part of, have a home.
  21. viable (adjective) – manageable, feasible, effective.
  22. come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, put forward, present/submit.
  23. incentive (noun) – reason, motivation, encouragement; stimulus, impetus, boost.
  24. take into account (phrase) – consider, note, bear in mind, take account of.
  25. opportunity (noun) – opening, option, window, chance.
  26. leave the door open (phrase) – to allow for the possibility of something.
  27. ajar (adjective) – slightly open.
  28. clause (noun) – article, point, section (of a treaty/bill); provision, requirement/condition.
  29. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  30. urge (verb) – advise, recommend, suggest.
  31. cap (noun) – ceiling, maximum limit, upper limit, highest permissible level.
  32. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  33. innate (adjective) – natural, intrinsic, inherent; essential/inbuilt.
  34. sanctity (noun) – ultimate importance, inviolability; righteousness, goodness.
  35. imperative (adjective) – vitally important, crucial/critical, essential.
  36. breach (verb) – violate, infringe, break.
  37. dispensation (noun) – system, arrangement, plan/scheme.
  38. backdrop (noun) – situation, scenario, context.
  39. obiter dictum (noun) – Latin phrase meaning “things said by the way”; an incidental (and non-essential) opinion/expression or a remark made by a judge which does not form a necessary part of the court’s decision. (obiter dicta is a plural of it).
  40. advocate (verb) – support, promote, champion/espouse.
  41. uncharitable (adjective) – unkind, inconsiderate, thoughtless.
  42. affluent (adjective) – wealthy, rich, well-to-do, well off.
  43. corner (verb) – take over, control, capture, dominate.
  44. trickle down (effect) (noun) – passing on benefits to the people at the bottom of the pyramid (by those at top of the system).


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