The Hindu Editorial (The pursuit of Assange) – Jan 07, 2021
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (The pursuit of Assange) – Jan 07, 2021:
- pursuit (noun) – quest for, search for, chase after, hunt for.
- WikiLeaks (noun) – an international non-profit organisation that publishes news leaks and classified media provided by anonymous sources.
- benign (adjective) – agreeable, thoughtful, well disposed, compassionate.
- drop (verb) – abandon, give up, discontinue.
- prosecution (noun) – legal proceeding, trial, legal case.
- block (verb) – stop, bar, prevent, thwart.
- extradition (noun) – the action of surrendering/handing over a fugitive (a person who has escaped from being confined/accused of a crime) from one jurisdiction to another by mutual agreements between the two countries. deportation, handover, expulsion.
- ground (noun) – reason, factor, basis, rationale, premise.
- setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue, complication.
- spying (noun as modifier) – secret agent (someone who secretly obtains information on others, particularly competitor/enemy).
- oppressive (adjective) – dictatorial, autocratic, undemocratic.
- extradite (verb) – to surrender a fugitive (a person who has escaped from being confined/accused of a crime) from one (country’s) jurisdiction to another by mutual agreements between the two countries; hand over, deport, banish/expel.
- secure (verb) – protect, assure, ensure, guarantee, warrant.
- far from (phrase) – not, not at all.
- detention (noun) – imprisonment, confinement/incarceration, captivity, custody.
- isolation (noun) – separation, seclusion, loneliness, inaccessibility.
- likely (adverb) – probably, in all probability, presumably.
- result in (verb) – cause, bring about, give rise to.
- conduct (noun) – behaviour, way of behaving, performance.
- investigative journalism (noun) – It means the unveiling of matters that are concealed either deliberately by someone in a position of power, or accidentally, behind a chaotic mass of facts and circumstances – and the analysis and exposure of all relevant facts to the public. (Courtesy UNESCO)
- assertion (noun) – statement, declaration, affirmation, opinion, contention.
- espionage (noun) – the act of spying; obtaining secret or confidential (political or military) information of a country and/or disclosing it without the permission of that country; undercover work, infiltration, counter-intelligence.
- conspire (verb) – plot, collude, collaborate, intrigue; work/act together.
- defend (verb) – justify, support, vindicate, argue for, speak for.
- public interest journalism (noun) – journalism that informs the public about matters that they need to know about.
- prosecutor (noun) – a lawyer who presents the government’s case against someone accused of a crime; State counsel.
- allege (verb) – claim, assert, accuse, charge.
- intelligence (noun) – department of intelligence (employed to collect & analyse military information).
- crack (verb) – force open, break open, prise open (a secured computer system).
- encrypted (adjective) – concealed/hidden with secret code.
- classified (adjective) – private, personal, intimate, privileged (secret information).
- endangered (adjective) – vulnerable, unprotected, unguarded.
- to take pride in (phrase) – to be proud of, to take satisfaction in.
- ironic (adjective) – strange, unexpected, odd, paradoxical.
- relentlessly (adverb) – continuously, persistently, firmly/determinedly, continuously in an intense way.
- pursue (verb) – engage in, conduct, follow.
- expose (verb) – uncover, reveal, show, display, exhibit, disclose.
- firefight (noun) – a fight in which guns are used by two opposing forces.
- aircrew (noun) – staffs/employees in an aircraft.
- civilian (noun) – ordinary citizen, non-military person.
- sweep something under the rug/carpet (phrase) – to hide or avoid something (particularly a problem/issue) with the intention that others will forget about it eventually; cover up, conceal, camouflage, keep secret.
- undoubtedly (adverb) – admittedly, doubtless, beyond question.
- go after (phrasal verb) – take actions to criticize/punish someone.
- messenger (noun) – a person who communicates information.
- First Amendment (noun) – The First Amendment (Amendment I) to the United States Constitution prevents the government from making laws that regulate an establishment of religion, prohibit the free exercise of religion, or abridge the freedom of speech, the freedom of the press, the freedom of assembly, or the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances. It was adopted on December 15, 1791, as one of the ten amendments that constitute the Bill of Rights.
- prosecute (verb) – charge, sue, bring to trial, institute legal proceedings against, take to court.
- reverse (verb) – alter, change; revoke, repeal, overrule, cancel.
- tack (noun) – approach, way/method, process.
- predecessor (noun) – previous holder; forerunner, precursor, antecedent.
- bail (noun) – conditional, temporary release of an arrested/imprisoned person when a specified amount of security is deposited or pledged (as cash or property) to ensure his/her appearance in court when required.
- cause (noun) – reason, motive, purpose.
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