The Hindu Lead Article (Jurisprudence of the judicial rubber stamp) – Sep 05, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (Jurisprudence of the judicial rubber stamp) – Sep 05, 2019

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Jurisprudence of the judicial rubber stamp) – Sep 05, 2019:

  1. jurisprudence (noun) – body of laws/rules; legal system.
  2. rubber stamp (noun) – a person or organisation that gives automatic approval without consideration.
  3. give something a miss (phrase) – avoid, keep away from, stay away from, circumvent.
  4. designate (verb) – entitle, define, stipulate.
  5. furore (or) furor (noun) – commotion, uproar, outcry/agitation.
  6. vest (verb) – entrust to, confer on, give to.
  7. sweeping (adjective) – unconditional/unrestricted, complete, total.
  8. recipe (noun) – process, means, way.
  9. be a recipe for disaster (phrase) – be extremely likely to have unfortunate consequences.
  10. persecution (noun) – oppression, victimization, ill treatment/abuse.
  11. 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.
  12. swiftly (adverb) – quickly, rapidly, fast.
  13. well founded (adjective) – justified, warranted, legitimate.
  14. optimistic (noun) – positive, confident, hopeful.
  15. set out (phrasal verb) – present, describe, detail/explain.
  16. ground (noun) – reason, cause, basis/factor.
  17. scrutinise (verb) – examine carefully, inspect; investigate.
  18. infringe (verb) – encroach , impinge, undermine.
  19. scrutiny (noun) – observation, inspection, examination.
  20. parchment barriers (noun) – the effectiveness of parchment barriers were overrated in limiting “the encroaching spirit of power” and that something else was needed to protect individuals from seeing their liberties and property being sucked into the “impetuous vortex” of government.
  21. impetuous (adjective) – impulsive, unplanned, hasty.
  22. leeway (noun) – freedom, scope/flexibility, latitude/elbow room.
  23. starkly (adverb) – in a sharply clear way.
  24. extremism (noun) – radicalism, fanaticism, dogmatism.
  25. militancy (noun) – belligerency, combativeness, contentiousness/defiance.
  26. indulge in (verb) – become involved in (an undesirable activity).
  27. subversive (adjective) – troublemaking, inflammatory, insurgent.
  28. integrity (noun) – unity, solidarity, coherence/togetherness.
  29. have nothing to do with (phrase) – be unconnected with, be unrelated to.
  30. murky (adjective) – questionable, suspicious, dubious/mysterious.
  31. fall back on (phrasal verb) – resort/turn to, use, employ.
  32. akin (adjective) – similar, related, parallel.
  33. unheard (adjective) – not heard, not listened to.
  34. kangaroo court (noun) – a self-appointed & unofficial court by a group of people which conducts pseudo (false) judicial proceedings that are not legal.
  35. credible (adjective) – convincing, acceptable; reasonable/valid.
  36. in essence (phrase) – basically, fundamentally, elementally.
  37. shut down (phrasal verb) – close down, discontinue, cease operation.
  38. putatively (adverb) – apparently, seemingly, allegedly.
  39. testimony (noun) – evidence, proof, attestation/witness.
  40. unrebutted (adjective) – not disproved.
  41. possession (noun) – occupation, holding, tenancy.
  42. lions under the throne (phrase) – growl (bark) but not bite (when the State misbehaves with the citizens).
  43. orwellian (adjective) – it refers to totalitarian control of the individual by the use of propaganda, surveillance and violence.
  44. respondent (noun) – litigator, opponent, disputant.
  45. substantiate (verb) – prove, validate, verify.
  46. rely upon (phrasal verb) – depend on, bank on, count on.
  47. stand out (phrasal verb) – be more significant;
  48. uphold (verb) – confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  49. rebut (verb) – deny, disprove, prove wrong; repel, push back.
  50. wink at (verb) – overlook ignore, disregard.
  51. departure (noun) – deviation, divergence, change/shift.
  52. boundless (adjective) – unbounded, unlimited, immeasurable.
  53. manipulable (adjective) – easily influenced, tamable, ready and willing to be taught.
  54. swallow (verb) – quietly take, accept (something unwelcome).
  55. on the one hand (phrase) – as an alternative, as another option/substitute.
  56. loophole (noun) – an ambiguity in the law; flaw/fault, defect.
  57. evidentiary (adjective) – evidential, giving evidence.
  58. diluted (adjective) – weakened, modified, moderated.
  59. legitimise (verb) – validate, legitimate, permit/endorse.
  60. overreach (noun) – an act of trying to do too much.
  61. bitterly (adverb) – angrily, viciously, ferociously.
  62. regret (verb) – blame oneself for, sorrow for, deplore.


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