The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 03, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 03, 2018

In Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, there is a segment called “The Mouse’s Tale”. It features a dialogue between a dog (called Fury) and a mouse. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 03, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 03, 2018:

  1. last resort (phrase) – a final course of action when all else has failed; ultimate, final, eventual.
  2. take over (phrasal verb) –  take charge of, take command of, assume responsibility for.
  3. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take into account, consider.
  4. interlocutor (noun) – a person who takes part in a dialogue or conversation.
  5. dismissive (adjective) – contemptuous, unenthusiastic, disdainful/lack of respect.
  6. cur (noun) – an aggressive dog, hunting dog, canine.
  7. pat (adverb) – aptly, smartly/suitably, quickly.
  8. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  9. in accordance with (phrase) – in agreement with, in conformity with, in line with.
  10. deport (verb) – expel, banish, exile (a foreigner from a country).
  11. prod (verb) – stimulate, encourage, persuade.
  12. content with (verb) – satisfy, please, pacify.
  13. oversight (noun) – inspection, supervision, control.
  14. modality (noun) – a particular method or procedure.
  15. preside over (verb) – be in charge of, be responsible for, administer.
  16. ascertain (verb) – find out, discover, come to know.
  17. behind closed doors (phrase) – covertly, behind the scenes, without anyone knowing.
  18. hinterland (noun) – remote areas of a country away from the coastal areas/the banks of major rivers.
  19. take into account (phrase) – consider, respect, regard to.
  20. grudgingly (adverb) – in a reluctant or in a manner resentful manner.
  21. brush aside (phrasal verb) – dismiss, disregard, ignore.
  22. rely upon (phrasal verb) – depend on, count on, reckon.
  23. checks and balances (plural noun) – a system in which all departments of a government organization have right to amend/limit the powers of the other departments in order to avoid dominance of one department.
  24. vacuum (noun) – gap, lacuna, deficiency.
  25. deprive (verb) – dispossess, strip, overthrow/remove.
  26. tearing (adjective) -hasty, violent, extreme.
  27. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, forecast.
  28. deprivation (noun) – dispossession, withdrawal, removal.
  29. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  30. acquaint (with) – known to, familiarize, inform of.
  31. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  32. compliance (noun) – agreement, assent, concurrence.
  33. elide (verb) – leave out, exclude, fail to include.
  34. jurisprudence (noun) – body of laws/rules; legal system.
  35. in the loop (phrase) – privy to, aware of, informed of.
  36. let alone (phrase) – to say nothing of; not to mention.
  37. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  38. make a mockery of (phrase) – make something to look foolish/absurd.
  39. tribunal (noun) – court, court of justice, court of law.
  40. recourse (noun) – option, choice, possibility/way out.
  41. nightmare (noun) – ordeal, torment, burden/curse.
  42. farcical (adjective) – useless/senseless, ridiculous, laughable.
  43. off with their heads (phrase) – a famous phrase often used by The Queen of Hearts (a fictional character) and she was quick to give death sentences (by beheading people blindly).
  44. all along (phrase) – all the time.

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