The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 29, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 29, 2018

The Supreme Court, on Friday, stepped into the institutional crisis engineered by the “forcible transfer” of the Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) earlier in the week. 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 29, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (In the court of last resort) – Oct 29, 2018:

  1. last resort (phrase) – a final course of action when all else has failed; ultimate, final, eventual.
  2. underline (verb) – emphasize, underscore, highlight.
  3. gravity (noun) – seriousness, importance, significance.
  4. engineer (verb) – bring about, cause, arrange (something skillfully).
  5. sort out (phrasal verb) – settle, sort, resolve.
  6. black and white (adjective) – straightforward, categorical, unequivocal.
  7. consent (noun) – agreement, assent, permission/approval.
  8. divest (verb) – deprive, strip, dispossess/relieve of (power).
  9. tread (verb) – go, step, stride.
  10. breakdown (noun) – failure, collapse, foundering.
  11. prudently (adverb) – wisely, sensibly, carefully.
  12. clip the wings of (phrase) – restrict someone’s freedom, keep under control, obstruct.
  13. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  14. thus far (sub-modifier) – so far, until now, hitherto.
  15. frozen (adjective) – can’t be changed/undone.
  16. loathe (verb) – hate, detest, dislike greatly.
  17. alacrity (noun) – eagerness, willingness, readiness.
  18. take pains to do something (phrase) – to spend a lot of time and energy to do something.
  19. ostensible (adjective) –  apparent, seeming, alleged/purported.
  20. provocation (noun) – goading, urging, egging on/pressure.
  21. wield the axe (phrase) – exercise/use the power/authority.
  22. disrepair (noun) –  deterioration, decay, collapse.
  23. disquiet (noun) – distress, worry, anxiety.
  24. labour (verb) – work hard, struggle, strive.
  25. anonymous (adjective) – mystery, incognito, unknown/unspecified.
  26. prima facie (adverb/adjective) – something (first impression) considered as right until proved.
  27. competent (adjective) – suitable, fit, appropriate.
  28. undivulged (adjective) – not revealed/disclosed;
  29. worth one’s salt (phrase) – competent/skilful at the profession/job.
  30. dither (verb) – hesitate, be in two minds, be undecided/unsure.
  31. exigency (noun) – (urgent) need, demand, urgency.
  32. requisite (adjective) – necessary, required, essential.
  33. thumb one’s nose (phrase) – a sign/gesture of disrespect.
  34. hold water (phrase) – make sense, be convincing, ring true/to seem to be correct.
  35. egregious (adjective) – extremely bad; shocking.
  36. confines (noun) – limits, boundaries, margins.
  37. wade into (phrasal verb) – get involved in, intervene in, get to work on.
  38. fashion (verb) – create, make, build.
  39. suffice (verb) – be enough, be sufficient, be adequate.
  40. brazenness (noun) – boldness, shamelessness,
  41. ethos (noun) – principles, beliefs, ethics/standards.
  42. sinews (noun) –the parts of an organization that give strength to it.
  43. vicious (adjective) – serious, dangerous, dreadful.
  44. jab (noun) – punch, jolt, blow (painful).

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