The Hindu Editorial (Reservation as right) – Feb 11, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Reservation as right) – Feb 11, 2020

It is quite understandable that a recent Supreme Court judgment, that there is no fundamental right to claim reservation in promotions,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Reservation as right) – Feb 11, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Reservation as right) – Feb 11, 2020:

  1. disadvantaged (adjective) – underprivileged, depressed, deprived (people).
  2. obligation (noun) – necessary condition/necessity, requirement; duty/responsibility.
  3. received wisdom (phrase) – conventional wisdom, common knowledge, accepted ideas (as true), popular belief (which may be questionable).
  4. affirmative action (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.
  5. jurisprudence (noun) – body of laws/rules; legal system.
  6. sound (noun) – substantial, strong; reasonable, logical.
  7. framework (noun) – structure, scheme, system.
  8. subjecte to (adjective) – conditional on, contingent on, dependent on, depending on.
  9. solidify (verb) – make stronger, reinforce, consolidate.
  10. entitlement (noun) – allowance, allocation, ration/grant.
  11. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement.
  12. as such (phrase) – in itself, intrinsically, by itself.
  13. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed; under obligation, compelled.
  14. quantifiable (adjective) – able to be measured as a quantity.
  15. quantifiable data (noun) – all data that is quantifiable, verifiable, and amenable to statistical manipulation classifies as quantitative data.
  16. set aside (phrasal verb) – overrule, overturn, cancel/dismiss.
  17. adequacy (noun) – sufficiency, effectiveness, acceptability.
  18. irrelevant (adjective) – immaterial, unrelated, not germane.
  19. root (noun) – source, origin, reason.
  20. lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  21. give up (phrasal verb) – abandon, forgo, renounce.
  22. consonance (noun) – agreement, concord, accordance.
  23. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible.
  24. (be) at the receiving end of (phrase) – be subjected to something.
  25. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance/inequity.
  26. persist (verb) – continue, carry on, keep going.
  27. no more (phrase) – neither.
  28. exception (noun) – special case, anomaly, peculiarity.
  29. facet (noun) – aspect, feature, characteristic/nuance.
  30. proportionate equality (noun) – the treatment of relevant persons/groups according to their due. This means that distribution will not be numerically equal but will be governed in relation to persons’ deemed rightful needs.
  31. substantive equality (noun) – a fundamental aspect of human rights law that is concerned with equitable outcomes and equal opportunities for disadvantaged and marginalized people and groups in society.
  32. the marginalised (noun) – people who are treated as insignificant, treated as unimportant, neglected.
  33. leg-up (noun) – support provided to improve one’s situation; contribution, allowance, benefaction.
  34. read into (phrasal verb) – assume from, attribute to, infer from.
  35. inescapable (adjective) – unavoidable, sure, required.
  36. lest (conjunction) – in case, just in case, in order to avoid.
  37. render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
  38. backwardness (noun) – the condition/state of not developed.
  39. perceptible (adjective) – noticeable, perceivable, visible.
  40. imbalance (noun) – disparity, variation, disproportion, unevenness.


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