The Hindu Editorial (Punish the police) – Feb 05, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Punish the police) – Feb 05, 2020

The action taken by the police against a private school in Bidar district of Karnataka must rank among the worst instances… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Punish the police) – Feb 05, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Punish the police) – Feb 05, 2020:

  1. high-handedness (noun) – arrogance, heavy-handedness, oppressiveness.
  2. rank (verb) – rate, classify, categorize.
  3. sedition (noun) – incitement of rebellion against authority; agitation, trouble making/provocation against a government.
  4. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement.
  5. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  6. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  7. allegedly (adverb) – supposedly, purportedly, reportedly.
  8. seditious (adjective) – provocative, agitational; dissident/insurgent.
  9. inflammatory (adjective) – provocative, provoking, agitating, fomenting.
  10. pursue (verb) – engage in, conduct, take up, follow.
  11. right-wing (adjective) – conservative, rightist, alt-right.
  12. be subjected to (verb) – put through, undergo, experience.
  13. sustained (adjective) – continuous, constant, steady.
  14. harassment (noun) – persecution, persistent annoyance, coercion/intimidation.
  15. utter (adjective) – complete/thorough, consummate/out and out, absolute.
  16. disregard (noun) – indifference, neglect, lack of attention.
  17. egregious (adjective) – shocking, horrible/terrible, very bad.
  18. impunity (noun) – immunity, exemption/freedom from punishment, special treatment.
  19. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  20. condemnable (adjective) – objectionable, unjustifiable, reprehensible.
  21. interrogation (noun) – cross-questioning, cross-examination, probing.
  22. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to; bring forth, evoke.
  23. provoke (verb) – incite, arouse, induce.
  24. breach (noun) – contravention, violation, breaking, non-compliance.
  25. enmity (noun) – opposition, hatred/hate, bitterness.
  26. bizarre (adjective) – strange, unusual, unconventional/eccentric, ridiculous.
  27. be bandied about (verb) – spread, discuss, propagate, rumour (an idea in a casual way).
  28. exemplify (verb) – typify, epitomize, represent/illustrate.
  29. silence (verb) – suppress, quieten, stop.
  30. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; view as.
  31. outdated (adjective) – out of date, old-fashioned, outmoded.
  32. portray (verb) – represent, depict, characterize, describe.
  33. dissent (noun) – disagreement, disapproval, opposition.
  34. disaffection (noun) – dissatisfaction, disgruntlement, discontent/hostility.
  35. ingredient (noun) – element, part, component.
  36. imminent (adjective) – at hand, approaching, coming.
  37. incitement (noun) – provocation, stirring up, encouragement.
  38. take up arms (phrase) – fight, clash; engage in a fight/conflict/war.
  39. resort to (verb) – have recourse toadapt, turn to.
  40. pervasive (adjective) – prevalent, extensive, ubiquitous, omnipresent.
  41. exemplary (adjective) – serving as a warning, cautionary, deterrent.
  42. arbitrary (adjective) – random/capricious, casual, unreasonable, irrational/illogical, groundless.


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