The Hindu Lead Article (Supreme Court at the crossroads) – Apr 28, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (Supreme Court at the crossroads) – Apr 28, 2018

On April 24, 1973, two events occurred that have united India ever since. Sachin Tendulkar was born in Bombay, and in Delhi the Supreme Court delivered its verdict in Kesavananda Bharati, by a narrow 7-6 majority. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Supreme Court at the crossroads) – Apr 28, 2018.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Supreme Court at the crossroads) – Apr 28, 2018:

  1. at a crossroads (phrase) – at a situation when an important decision ought to be made.
  2. 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.
  3. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take into account, consider.
  4. fallout (noun) – adverse results; repercussions, after-effects.
  5. supersede (verb) – replace, supplant, remove/overthrow.
  6. supersession (noun) – replacement of a person previously in authority.
  7. tamed (adjective) – docile, submissive, unresisting.
  8. cowering (adjective) –  shrinking, crouching, recoiling/shaking.
  9. craven (adjective) – cowardly, timid/weak, shrinking/cowering.
  10. stand up for (phrasal verb) – support, advocate, uphold.
  11. despotism (noun) – tyranny, dictatorship, totalitarianism.
  12. hail from (verb) – come from, be from, have one’s roots in.
  13. puisne (adjective) – denoting a judge of a (superior) court who is inferior in rank to the chief justice.
  14. strike down (phrasal verb) – abolish, annul, nullify  (a law or regulation).
  15. proclamation (noun) – announcement, declaration, pronouncement.
  16. impending (adjective) – imminent, nearing, about to happen.
  17. antagonize (verb) – annoy, provoke,  irritate.
  18. retaliate (verb) – hit back, counterattack, take revenge.
  19. peer-review (noun) – a process by which something research or publication is evaluated by a group of experts in the appropriate field.
  20. nevertheless (adverb) – notwithstanding, nonetheless, in spite of that.
  21. elevation (noun) – promotion, upgrading, advancement.
    1. fallacious (adjective) – erroneous, false/wrong, incorrect.
  22. determinative (adjective) – controlling, influential, decisive.
  23. retract (verb) – take back, withdraw, reverse.
  24. imbalance (noun) – disparity, variation, disproportion.
  25. overlook (verb) –  pass over (someone), ignore the claims (of someone) to promotion. 
  26. retaliation (noun) – counterattack; vengeance, revenge/retribution.
  27. vengeful (adjective) – revengeful, avenging, unforgiving.
  28. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  29. in the light of (phrase) – considering, taking into account, keeping in mind.
  30. convention (noun) – agreement, accord, protocol.
  31. err (verb) – mistake, misjudge, miscalculate.
  32. dice with (verb) – court, risk, run the risk of.
  33. dispassionate (adjective) – unemotionalunsympathetic, indifferent.
  34. motto (noun) – maxim, saying, formula/phrase.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Supreme Court at the crossroads) – Apr 28, 2018:

The Hindu Lead Article (Supreme Court at the crossroads) – Apr 28, 2018

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