The Hindu Editorial (Out of line) – May 15, 2021

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:

  1. out of line (phrase) – not in accordance with something (e.g. constitutional propriety); improper, incorrect, inappropriate.
  2. violence-hit (adjective) – affected badly by violence.
  3. breach (noun) – breaking, contravention, violation, non-compliance.
  4. propriety (noun) – decorum, morality, rightness, correctness, appropriateness, good manners.
  5. hit (verb) – affect badly, damage, have a negative impact on.
  6. constitute (verb) – be equivalent to, be tantamount to, be regarded as.
  7. grave (adjective) – serious, terrible, awful, dangerous.
  8. transgression (noun) – infringement, contravention, breach, violation, overstepping.
  9. bounds (noun) – limits, confines, restrictions, limitations.
  10. habitual (adjective) – routine, regular, usual, normal.
  11. critic (noun) – censurer, attacker, fault-finder.
  12. regime (noun) – government.
  13. air (verb) – express, voice, make public, communicate.
  14. difference (noun) – disagreement, difference of opinion, misunderstanding, dispute, argument.
  15. in public (phrase) – publicly, openly, overtly.
  16. appeal to (verb) – call on, plead with, ask, request.
  17. recall (verb) – officially call back (someone).
  18. behest (noun) – instruction, requirement, demand, wish/desire.
  19. resounding (adjective) – emphatic, enormous, huge, massive, very great, tremendous.
  20. norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
  21. 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.
  22. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  23. restraint (noun) – restriction, limitation.
  24. gubernatorial (adjective) – relating to a governor.
  25. propensity (noun) – tendency, inclination, predisposition, readiness.
  26. speak out of turn (phrase) – speak foolishly/unwisely; mess up, blunder.
  27. step out of line (phrase) – behave improperly.
  28. come in for (phrasal verb) – receive, experience, meet with, face, be subjected to.
  29. set aside (phrasal verb) – overrule, reverse, revoke, nullify, annul, cancel, dismiss, reject.
  30. cold (adjective) – unsympathetic, indifferent, unfeeling, unemotional.
  31. horror (noun) – cruelty.
  32. ought (not) to (modal verb) – must (not), should (not).
  33. impediment (noun) – obstacle, barrier, obstruction, hindrance.
  34. incumbent (noun) – the present holder or occupant of an office.
  35. yield (verb) – give way to, accede to, submit to, agree to.
  36. urge (noun) – desire/wish, need, impulse, compulsion.
  37. condemn (verb) – censure, criticize, castigate; destine, damn.
  38. enormity (noun) – immensity, vastness, massiveness, hugeness, seriousness.
  39. hold good/hold true (phrase) – remain true; remain valid.
  40. circumstances (noun) – situation, condition, context.
  41. persistent (adjective) – continuous, constant, unending, unrelenting, unceasing.
  42. congruency (noun) – congruence, compatibility, conformity, agreement, harmony.
  43. derogation (noun) – an act of treating someone as insignificant (or of little worth); belittling, downgrading.
  44. gesture (noun) – action, deed, move.
  45. solidarity (noun) – unity, harmony, cooperation.
  46. shed (verb) – discard, get rid of, do away with, dispose of.
  47. certainly (adverb) – surely, definitely, unquestionably.
  48. out of step (phrase) – at variance, in disagreement, out of line, at loggerheads, in opposition.
  49. degenerate (verb) – get worse, decline, slide, deteriorate.
  50. 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.
  51. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty; burden, liability, obligation.
  52. exaggerate (verb) – overstate, overemphasize, amplify, inflate.
  53. regardless of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, in spite of.
  54. inaction (noun) – inactivity, negligence, disregard, apathy, laziness.
  55. departure (noun) – deviation, change of direction, shift/change.


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