The Hindu Editorial (Showing the way out) – Jul 15, 2021
In what must be a déjà vu moment for outgoing Prime Minister K.P. Oli and President Bidya Devi Bhandari, the Supreme Court of Nepal set aside their dissolution,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Showing the way out) – Jul 15, 2021.
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- the way out (noun) – a method of dealing with a problem; solution.
- ouster (noun) – removal, dismissal, unseating, eviction.
- overrule (verb) – reject, disallow, rule against, overthrow.
- déjà vu (noun) – The expression is derived from the French, meaning “already seen”; this expression can make you feel like you’ve known someone before (or) been somewhere before (or) experienced something before.
- outgoing (adjective) – departing, leaving.
- set aside (phrasal verb) – overrule, reverse, revoke, nullify, annul, cancel, dismiss, reject.
- dissolution (noun) – cessation, termination, discontinuation, suspension.
- the House of Representatives (noun) – The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Federal Parliament of Nepal, with the upper house being the National Assembly.
- dissolve (verb) – dismiss, disestablish, disband, abolish.
- ruling (noun) – judgement, adjudication, verdict.
- a rap on the knuckles (phrase) – criticism, castigation, rebuke, reprimand, reproach.
- pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, make preparations for, put things in order for.
- affirm (verb) – uphold, ratify, validate, approve, endorse, consent to, assent to.
- bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
- unending (adjective) – unceasing, never-ending, continuous.
- deadlock (noun) – stalemate, impasse, checkmate/stand-off.
- whip (noun) – a member of a political party who is in charge of providing that written notice is called as “Whip”. (it also means that “a written notice provided by the party (Whip) to their members in in Parliament/Legislative Assembly to vote to support the act/policy”).
- confidence motion/trust vote (noun) – a confidence motion, or a vote of confidence, or a trust vote, is sought by the government in power on the floor of the House in order to prove the majority.
- inability (noun) – incapability, incapacity, helplessness.
- risk (verb) – take the risk of, stand a chance of.
- suspension (noun) – termination, debarment, eviction, elimination.
- faction (noun) – group, section, division (within a larger group).
- endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval.
- the bulk of (noun) – most, larger part, larger number.
- legislator (noun) – a member of a legislature (parliament/legislative assembly); lawmaker, representative.
- de-merged (adjective) – separated.
- component (noun) – part.
- endorse (verb) – uphold, support, ratify, approve.
- candidacy (noun) – the state/condition/fact of being a candidate, particularly in an election; candidate-ship.
- split (verb) – divide, bifurcate.
- vertically (adverb) – hierarchically; in a way arranged in a hierarchy (different levels/ranks).
- opposed to (adjective) – against.
- agency (noun) – influence, force, power.
- secure (verb) – obtain, acquire, gain, get.
- mercurial (adjective) – unpredictable, volatile, erratic, inconsistent, irregular, capricious, temperamental, moody, fluctuating, variable, changeable.
- force (noun) – group, team, party, a body of people.
- join hands (phrase) – work together with.
- nevertheless (adverb) – in spite of everything, notwithstanding, regardless, anyway, anyhow, however.
- blow (noun) – shock, surprise; setback/misfortune.
- brinkmanship (noun) – the practice of trying to achieve an advantageous outcome by pushing dangerous events to the brink (edge) of active conflict, especially in politics.
- authoritarian (adjective) – oppressive, draconian, dictatorial, totalitarian.
- tendency (noun) – inclination, disposition, penchant.
- reel from (verb) – to be in a confused condition; to feel upset; to be shocked by the situation.
- outbreak (noun) – outburst, flaring up, breakout, sudden appearance/occurrence of something.
- stinging (adjective) – harsh, cruel.
- rebuke (noun) – (sharp) disapproval, reprimand, (firm) warning, admonishment, criticism/castigation.
- rubber stamp (noun) – a person or organisation that gives automatic approval without consideration.
- rubber stamp (verb) – (of a person or organisation) to give automatic approval without consideration.
- call into question (phrase) – doubt, distrust, mistrust, suspect.
- functionary (noun) – official, representative, agent, especially in a government or political party.
- have one’s work/task cut out (phrase) – be faced with a tough task/work.
- firm (adjective) – strong, resolute, determined, resolved, steadfast.
- consultative (adjective) – advisory, recommendatory, consulting, counseling.
- governance (noun) – the act of governing something; administration.
- bring about (phrasal verb) – cause, create, give rise to, produce.
- elude (verb) – evade, avoid, get away from, dodge.
- monarchy (noun) – kingdom, sovereign state; a form of government in which a country is ruled by someone who rules for life and usually receives their position from another person when that person dies (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
- republican (adjective) – elected, representative, parliamentary, of the people.