The Hindu Editorial (Unpersuasive) – Apr 28, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Unpersuasive) – Apr 28, 2018

The Centre’s objections to the elevation of Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K.M. Joseph to the Supreme Court are unpersuasive and… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 forThe Hindu Editorial (Unpersuasive) – Apr 28, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Unpersuasive) – Apr 28, 2018:  

  1. unpersuasive (adjective) – unconvincing, ineffective, unimpressive.
  2. flaw (verb) – ruin/mar, weaken, damage (something).
  3. elevation (noun) – promotion, upgrading, advancement.
  4. suspicion (noun) – doubt/qualm, speculation, scepticism.
  5. extraneous (adjective) – irrelevant, immaterial, inappropriate/pointless.
  6. proffer (verb) – offer, tender, give.
  7. imbalance (noun) – disparity, variation, disproportion.
  8. skew (verb) – distort, misrepresent, change.
  9. iinter se (adverb) – between themselves, among themselves.
  10. puisne (adjective) – denoting a judge of a (superior) court who is inferior in rank to the chief justice.
  11. sacrosanct (noun) – inviolable, sacred, protected  (a principle).
  12. overlook (verb) –  pass over (someone), ignore the claims (of someone) to promotion. 
  13. laid-down (adjective) – formulated, stipulated; prescribed.
  14. collegium system (noun) – The collegium system is the one in which the Chief Justice of India and a forum of four senior most judges of the Supreme Court recommend appointments & transfers of judges. There is no mention of the collegium in the Constitution of India.
  15. glaring (adjective) – obvious, flagrant, blatant.
  16. shoot down (phrasal verb) – crush someone/their opinions by criticism.
  17. quash (verb) – cancel, reverse, repeal.
  18. proclamation (noun) – announcement, declaration, pronouncement.
  19. in the light of (phrase) – considering, taking into account, keeping in mind.
  20. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  21. bound to (adjective) – certain/sure, very likely, guaranteed.
  22. abide by (verb) – comply with, adhere to, hold to (a rule, a decision).
  23. prolong (verb) – lengthen, make longer, extend/protract.
  24. perception (noun) – insight, clarity, understanding.
  25. the executive (noun) – administration, authority, directorate.
  26. flashpoint (noun) – a situation where sudden conflict or violence could happen.
  27. sustained (adjective) – continuous, uninterrupted/prolonged, constant.

Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Unpersuasive) – Apr 28, 2018:

The Hindu Editorial (Unpersuasive) - Apr 28, 2018


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