The Hindu Lead Article (The Hadiya caution) – Apr 20, 2018

The Hindu Lead Article (The Hadiya caution) – Apr 20, 2018

One of the sorriest episodes in India’s judicial history was finally brought to an end in March with the Supreme Court judgment in Shafin Jahan v. Asokan K.M., or the Hadiya case as we’ve come to know it. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The Hadiya caution) – Apr 20, 2018

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The Hadiya caution) – Apr 20, 2018:

  1. propel (verb) – spur, drive, prompt/motivate.
  2. impulse (noun) – (strong) urge, compulsion, need.
  3. concur (verb) – coincide, happen together, occur at the same time.
  4. reprehensible (adjective) – condemnable, objectionable, unjustifiable.
  5. stirring (adjective) – riveting, dramatic, emotive.
  6. obligatory (adjective) – compulsory, mandatory, statutory/binding.
  7. fustian (adjective) –  pretentious, showy/flashy, bombast.
  8. curtailment (noun) – reduction, decrease, restriction.
  9. emanate (verb) –  spread out, give out, issue.
  10. obeisance (noun) – respectfulness, honour, reverence.
  11. societal (adjective) – related to society.
  12. veil (verb) – conceal, hide, camouflage.
  13. savagely (adverb) – aggressively, extremely, fiercely.
  14. fester (verb) – (of a problem) become worse, more intense due to continuous negligence.
  15. inception (noun) – establishment, institution, formation/initiation.
  16. bastion (noun) – stronghold, bulwark; rampart.
  17. wrench (verb) – force, twist, distort.
  18. paternalism (noun) – behaviour of people in authority in a fatherly manner restricting rights or responsibilities of subordinate and make decisions on their own.
  19. on one’s own volition (phrase) – voluntarily, by choice, by one’s own preference.
  20. annul (verb) – declare invalid, nullify, invalidate.
  21. inexplicable (adjective) – unaccountable, unexplainable, insoluble.
  22. moralism (noun) – the practice of morality.
  23. parens patriae (noun) – Latin phrase literally means ‘parent of the nation’. the authority of the country to act in the best interest of a child and provide care and protection equivalent to that of a parent.
  24. intuitively (adverb) – instinctively, automatically, spontaneously/naturally.
  25. draconian (adjective) – harsh, severe, strict/stringent.
  26. astoundingly (adverb) – surprisingly, strikingly, notably. 
  27. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; think/judge.
  28. habeas corpus (noun) – Latin phrase meaning literally “that you have the body”. The court order to bring the person (in custody/detention) to the court to decide on the imprisonment is legal or illegal.
  29. impinge on (verb) – affect, have an effect on, have a bearing on.
  30. allegiance (noun) – loyalty, faithfulness, trustiness.
  31. carte blanche (noun) – (French word) freedom, scope, leeway.
  32. statutory (adjective) – legitimate, permissible, admissible.
  33. flagrant (adjective) – glaring, obvious, blatant/transparent.
  34. miscarriage (noun) – failure, ruin/collapse, unsuccessful outcome.
  35. magna carta (noun) – one of the most important documents on traditional rights (of ancient England).
  36. detainee (noun) – a person in custody, prisoner, convict.
  37. detenue (noun) – French Word détenu means a person in custody, detainee.
  38. procreation (noun) – reproduction, bring forth offspring.
  39. holy writ (noun) – a writing or document by an unquestioned authority.
  40. finagle (verb) – deceive, mislead, misguide.
  41. coercive (adjective) – authoritarian, imperious, high-handed.
  42. majoritarian (adjective) – supporting majority rule/decision.

Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The Hadiya caution) – Apr 20, 2018:

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