The Hindu Editorial (Outreach and overreach) – May 10, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Outreach and overreach) – May 10, 2021

Judicial intervention in response to the Union government’s flailing response to the health crisis has reached its apotheosis with the Supreme Court… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Outreach and overreach) – May 10, 2021.

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  1. outreach (noun) – the level of reaching out/activity/effort; involvement.
  2. overreach (noun) – an act of trying to do too much or overdoing something.
  3. intervention (noun) – the process of intervening in something; involvement, interference.
  4. as long as (phrase) – provided that.
  5. usurp (verb) – take over, appropriate, seize.
  6. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government that enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  7. mitigate (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  8. flailing (adjective) – floundering, struggling, stumbling, blundering.
  9. apotheosis (noun) – culmination, climax, high/highest point.
  10. taskforce (noun) – unit, crew, outfit, section (mainly arranged for a task).
  11. transparent (adjective) – open/candid, forthright, straightforward, honest.
  12. rational (adjective) – logical, well reasoned, sensible, reasonable.
  13. equitable (adjective) – fair, just, unbiased, impartial, even-handed.
  14. augment (verb) – increase, intensify; improve, boost, enhance.
  15. projected (verb) – estimated.
  16. facilitate (verb) – make easy, make possible; assist, help/aid.
  17. audit (noun) – inspection, examination, assessment, investigation.
  18. remit (noun) – area of responsibility, area of activity, scope, ambit.
  19. mandate (verb) – authorize, empower, appoint.
  20. measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
  21. remedial (adjective) – corrective, restorative, reparative.
  22. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  23. empowered (adjective) – authorized, allowed, permitted, commissioned.
  24. set off (phrasal verb) – give rise to, cause, trigger, prompt, bring about.
  25. proceedings (noun) – legal action, lawsuit, case, litigation.
  26. constitute (verb) – form, create, set up.
  27. draw (from) (verb) – obtain from a particular source.
  28. rush (verb) – act rapidly/hurriedly.
  29. the Solicitor General (noun) – the second-highest rank for a law officer of the government.
  30. entertain (verb) – consider, give consideration to, take into consideration, give attention to. 
  31. unworkable (adjective) – unrealistic, unfeasible, non-viable, impracticable.
  32. stay (verb) – stop, prevent; postpone, put off, delay, defer.
  33. stay the order (phrase) – stop a particular decision from being used; stay a particular action from taking place.
  34. calibrated (adjective) – carefully assessed/analysed.
  35. the judiciary (noun) – a branch of government in which judicial power is vested.
  36. encroach on (verb) – intrude, trespass, impinge, infiltrate, invade, interfere with.
  37. domain (noun) – field, area, arena, sphere.
  38. merit (noun) – good point, strong point.
  39. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  40. toll (noun) – number, count, total (number of deaths).
  41. frightening (adjective) – alarming, scaring, terrifying.
  42. constitutional court (noun) – The Supreme Court of India is the supreme judicial body of India and the highest court of India under the constitution. It is the most senior constitutional court, and has the power of judicial review. The high courts that deal primarily with constitutional law are also called as the constitutional courts.
  43. oblige (verb) – require, compel, bind, force, put under an obligation.
  44. take upon (phrasal verb) – undertake, accept, tackle, adopt, assume, shoulder, embrace.
  45. flak (noun) – criticism, censure, hostility.
  46. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, unavailability.
  47. succour (noun) – aid/help/support, assistance, relief (during difficulty).
  48. migrant (noun as modifier) – a person who moves from one region to another – either within a country or across national borders in order to find work or better living conditions.
  49. bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  50. suo motu (phrase) – Latin term means “on its own motion”. It is used where a government agency acts on its own knowledge.
  51. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.


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