The Hindu Editorial (Too easily offended) – Oct 08, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Too easily offended) – Oct 08, 2018

The Supreme Court’s observations, while denying bail to defence analyst Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, to the effect that he incited religious feelings in a video posted on social media, were out of place in what was a bail hearing. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Too easily offended) – Oct 08, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Too easily offended) – Oct 08, 2018:

  1. provision (noun) – term, clause, condition.
  2. handy (adjective) – useful, convenient, practical.
  3. incite (verb) – encourage, stir up, provoke/instigate.
  4. out of place (phrase) – inappropriate, unsuitable/improper, incongruous.
  5. endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval.
  6. stringent (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
  7. grounds (noun) – factors, reason, cause.
  8. tranquillity (noun) –  peacefulness, restfulness, serenity.
  9. satirical (adjective) – mocking, ironic, sarcastic/ridiculing.
  10. sow (verb) – spread, disperse, disseminate.
  11. discord (noun) – friction/hostility, disunity/disharmony, enmity.
  12. contend (verb) – assert, claim, argue.
  13. outrage (verb) – enrage, infuriate, anger/offend.
  14. mystifying (adjective) – perplexing, bewildering, confusing.
  15. on cue (phrase) – (exactly) at the right moment.
  16. breach (noun) – contravention, violation/breaking, non-observance.
  17. rampant (adjective) – widespread, present everywhere/pervasive, unrestrained/out of control.
  18. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  19. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  20. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  21. grave (adjective) – (very) serious, crucial/critical, awful.
  22. purported (adjective) – alleged, claimed, professed.
  23. malicious (adjective) – hostile, harmful, destructive/malignant.
  24. deliberate (adjective) – intentional, considered, predetermined.
  25. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  26. irreverence (noun) – disrespect, lack of respect, contempt.
  27. suffice (verb) – be enough, be sufficient, be adequate.
  28. intolerant (adjective) – narrow-minded, uncompromising, unforgiving.
  29. resort to  (verb) – make use of, use/utilize, have recourse to.
  30. perceived (adjective) – considered, supposed, Interpreted (in a particular way). 
  31. prompt (noun) – reminder, cue/hint, indication/signal. 
  32. read down (phrase) – an instance of a court urging that a statute must be construed/interpreted legally, if fairly possible, so as to save it from being declared illegal.


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