The Hindu Editorial (Out of line) – May 15, 2021
There is little doubt that West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar’s visit to areas hit by post-poll violence in Cooch Behar constitutes a grave transgression of the bounds of constitutional propriety. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Out of line) – May 15, 2021.
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The Hindu Editorial (Out of line) – May 15, 2021:
- out of line (phrase) – not in accordance with something (e.g. constitutional propriety); improper, incorrect, inappropriate.
- violence-hit (adjective) – affected badly by violence.
- breach (noun) – breaking, contravention, violation, non-compliance.
- propriety (noun) – decorum, morality, rightness, correctness, appropriateness, good manners.
- hit (verb) – affect badly, damage, have a negative impact on.
- constitute (verb) – be equivalent to, be tantamount to, be regarded as.
- grave (adjective) – serious, terrible, awful, dangerous.
- transgression (noun) – infringement, contravention, breach, violation, overstepping.
- bounds (noun) – limits, confines, restrictions, limitations.
- habitual (adjective) – routine, regular, usual, normal.
- critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
- regime (noun) – government.
- air (verb) – express, voice, make public, communicate.
- difference (noun) – disagreement, difference of opinion, misunderstanding, dispute, argument.
- in public (phrase) – publicly, openly, overtly.
- appeal to (verb) – call on, plead with, ask, request.
- recall (verb) – officially call back (someone).
- behest (noun) – instruction, requirement, demand, wish/desire.
- resounding (adjective) – emphatic, enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous.
- norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
- representative government/representative democracy (noun) – a government where citizens elect people to represent them and make laws on their behalf, instead of always voting directly on laws and other government actions.
- ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
- restraint (noun) – restriction, limitation.
- gubernatorial (adjective) – relating to a governor.
- propensity (noun) – tendency, inclination, predisposition, readiness.
- speak out of turn (phrase) – speak foolishly/unwisely; mess up, blunder.
- step out of line (phrase) – behave improperly.
- come in for (phrasal verb) – receive, experience, meet with, face, be subjected to.
- set aside (phrasal verb) – overrule, reverse, revoke, nullify, annul, cancel, dismiss, reject.
- cold (adjective) – unsympathetic, indifferent, unfeeling, unemotional.
- horror (noun) – cruelty.
- ought (not) to (modal verb) – must (not), should (not).
- impediment (noun) – obstacle, barrier, obstruction, hindrance.
- incumbent (noun) – the present holder or occupant of an office.
- yield (verb) – give way to, accede to, submit to, agree to.
- urge (noun) – desire/wish, need, impulse, compulsion.
- condemn (verb) – censure, criticize, castigate; destine, damn.
- enormity (noun) – immensity, vastness, massiveness, hugeness, seriousness.
- hold good/hold true (phrase) – remain true; remain valid.
- circumstances (noun) – situation, condition, context.
- persistent (adjective) – continuous, constant, unending, unrelenting, unceasing.
- congruency (noun) – congruence, compatibility, conformity, agreement, harmony.
- derogation (noun) – an act of treating someone as insignificant (or of little worth); belittling, downgrading.
- gesture (noun) – action, deed, move.
- solidarity (noun) – unity, harmony, cooperation.
- shed (verb) – discard, get rid of, do away with, dispose of.
- certainly (adverb) – surely, definitely, unquestionably.
- out of step (phrase) – at variance, in disagreement, out of line, at loggerheads, in opposition.
- degenerate (verb) – get worse, decline, slide, deteriorate.
- triumphalism (noun) – boastfulness, self-assertion, self-satisfaction, excessive pride, extreme self-confidence, chutzpah, chest-thumping, chest-beating; an attitude or a belief that a particular doctrine, religion, culture, social system is superior to and should triumph all over others.
- onus (noun) – responsibility, duty; burden, liability, obligation.
- exaggerate (verb) – overstate, overemphasize, amplify, inflate.
- regardless of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, in spite of.
- inaction (noun) – inactivity, negligence, disregard, apathy, laziness.
- departure (noun) – deviation, change of direction, shift/change.
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