The Hindu Editorial (Terrorising dissent) – Jun 17, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Terrorising dissent) – Jun 17, 2021

Caught between a statutory bar on grant of regular bail and a judicial embargo on any close examination of available evidence at the bail stage, those arrested under the country’s main anti-terror law… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Terrorising dissent) – Jun 17, 2021.

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  1. terrorise (verb) – scare, frighten, intimidate, threaten, oppress; victimize, torment, persecute.
  2. dissent (noun) – disagreement, lack of agreement, difference of opinion, protest, opposition, disapproval.
  3. bail (noun) – conditional, temporary release of an arrested/imprisoned person when a specified amount of security (such as personal bond or surety) is deposited or pledged (as cash or property) to ensure his/her appearance in court when required.
  4. activist (noun) – a person who supports a political or societal change/cause.
  5. indictment (noun) – a formal charge, accusation, allegation (of a serious misconduct/wrongdoing).
  6. portray (verb) – represent, depict, characterize, describe.
  7. statutory (adjective) – legitimate, acceptable, admissible, permissible.
  8. bar (noun) – ban.
  9. statutory bar (noun) – the ban that has been placed on an activity by a parliamentary act.
  10. embargo (noun) – ban/bar, restriction, prohibition, stoppage (the official one).
  11. languish (verb) – suffer, experience hardship; be abandoned, be neglected, be forgotten.
  12. trial (noun) – hearing, inquiry, litigation, judicial proceedings.
  13. extended (adjective) – prolonged, protracted, dragged out.
  14. alleged (adjective) – supposed, claimed, professed, purported, reported, ostensible.
  15. clear-headed (adjective) – sensible, well adjusted, reasonable, logical, practical, rational.
  16. get around (phrasal verb) – overcome, surmount, prevail over; deal with, cope with, sort out.
  17. impediment (noun) – obstacle, barrier, obstruction, hindrance.
  18. sound (adjective) – well-founded, valid, reasonable, logical, solid, authoritative.
  19. reasoning (noun) – reason, rationale, argument, premise.
  20. interpretation (noun) – explanation, elucidation, clarification; examination, evaluation, analysis.  
  21. salient (adjective) – important, main, notable, noticeable, obvious, recognizable.
  22. distinction (noun) – difference, differentiation, dissimilarity, variance, division.
  23. offence (noun) – crime, illegal/unlawful act, wrongdoing.
  24. integrity (noun) – unity, wholeness, coherence, cohesion, undividedness, togetherness, solidarity.
  25. on the one hand (phrase) – it is used to introduce the first of two contrasting different, points, facts, or ways of looking at something.  It is always followed later by “on the other hand” or ‘on the other’.
  26. dissenter (noun) – dissident, objector, protester, disputant.
  27. rope in (phrasal verb) – persuade, convince, urge (someone to take part in an activity).
  28. unjustifiably (adverb) – indefensibly, regrettably, unreasonably, unacceptably, groundlessly/baselessly.
  29. rubric (noun) – category.
  30. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) (noun) – an Indian law aimed at effective prevention of unlawful activities associations in India. Its main objective was to make powers available for dealing with activities directed against the integrity and sovereignty of India.
  31. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  32. Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) (noun) – The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2019 seeks to grant citizenship to religious minorities of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, who had to flee their homeland facing persecution. The six minority groups that have been specifically identified are Hindus, Jains, Sikhs, Buddhists, Christians, and Parsis.
  33. claim (noun) – assertion, contention, allegation.
  34. foment (verb) – incite, provoke, agitate, instigate, cause.
  35. Section 43D (5) in The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (noun) – It is concentrated on the procedure (a legal bar) for granting bail to a person who is accused of terrorism activities.
  36. ground (noun) – reason, cause, basis, factor.
  37. accusation (noun) – allegation, charge, claim, assertion.
  38. hold (verb) – rule, decide.
  39. prima facie (adverb/adjective) – something (first impression) considered as right until proved.
  40. add to (phrasal verb) – increase, amplify, intensify.
  41. onerous (adjective) – burdensome, difficult, tough, troublesome, stressful.
  42. bar (verb) – ban, forbid, prevent.
  43. probability (noun) – possibility, likelihood, expectation, prospect.
  44. look at (verb) – inspect, scrutinize, analyse, review.
  45. invincibility (noun) – unconquerability; unbeatable & powerful quality.
  46. prosecution (noun) – legal actionlegal proceeding, legal case.
  47. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  48. amount to (verb) – be equal to, be equivalent to, represent.
  49. conspiracy (noun) – (unlawful) plan/plot, intrigue, collaboration/deception, collusion.
  50. preparatory to (phrase) – as a preparation for.
  51. open to (adjective) – responsive to, approachable.
  52. scope (noun) – opportunity, possibility, chance.
  53. public order (noun) – it is essentially the absence of disorder – the quiet and orderly behaviour of people in public space. It involves people behaving sensibly and rationally, and respecting others.
  54. the state (noun) – government, the administration, the regime, the authorities, the establishment.
  55. anxiety (noun) – concern, worry, apprehension, disquiet.
  56. suppress (verb) – control, stifle, repress, crush, quell, overpower.
  57. blur (verb) – become indistinct/unclear, lessen, decrease, diminish, reduce.
  58. blur the line (phrase) – to make something indistinct/unclear/difficult to see the difference between two things.
  59. stern (adjective) – strict, severe, stringent.
  60. the establishment (noun) – the powers that be, the authorities, the system, the ruling class, the regime.
  61. possibly (adverb) – perhaps, maybe, it is possible.
  62. ruling (noun) – judgement, adjudication, verdict.
  63. foil (verb) – prevent, stop, defeat, thwart, obstruct.
  64. design (noun) – plan, intent, objective, goal.
  65. paint (verb) – portray, depict, describe, represent.
  66. uphold (verb) – confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  67. liberty (noun) – freedom, independence.
  68. elsewhere (adverb) – somewhere else, at another place, to a different place.


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