Trying politicians – The Hindu (Nov 3, 2017)

Trying politicians – The Hindu (Nov 3, 2017)

The Supreme Court’s order directing the Centre to frame a scheme to establish special courts exclusively to try cases against politicians marks another milestone in….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. trying (adjective) – annoying, irritating; troublesome.
  2. differential (adjective) – distinctive, dissimilar, divergent.
  3. taint (noun) – stain, blot, blemish.
  4. hand down (phrasal verb) – utter, give, read/recite.
  5. grapple with (phrasal verb) – tackle, confront; deal with/face.
  6. fray (noun) – battle/fight, contest, competition.
  7. statutory (adjective) – mandatory, necessary, essential.
  8. time-bound (adjective) – related to a certain moment or era in time.
  9. expedite (verb) – speed up, accelerate, quicken.
  10. gingerly (adverb) – cautiously, carefully, delicately.
  11. apparent (adjective) – evident, obvious, clear.
  12. inherently (adverb) – naturally, basically, intrinsically.
  13. languid (adjective) –  relaxed, lazy, slow.
  14. adjournment (noun) –  postponement, rescheduling, deferral.
  15. interlocutory (adjective) – relating to dialogue/conversation.
  16. stall (verb) – stop, obstruct, impede/hinder.
  17. prosecution (noun) – indictment, accusation, charge.
  18. flea bite (noun) – very small sum, pittance, peanuts.
  19. badge (noun) – sign, symbol, indication.
  20. victimhood (noun) –  the state of being a victim.
  21. redound (verb) – contribute/conducive to, result in, lead to.
  22. smack of (phrasal verb) – have the flavour of, give the impression of (something negative).
  23. engender (verb) – cause, produce, create  (a feeling).
  24. discriminatory (adjective) – biased, unfair, prejudiced.
  25. trafficking (adjective) – relating to the activity of buying and selling goods/people illegally.
  26. moot (adjective) –  questionable, debatable; unresolved/unsettled.
  27. lest (conjunction) – in case/just in case, for fear that, in order to avoid.
  28. remedy (noun) – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
  29. universal (adjective) – general, ubiquitous, comprehensive/common.
  30. prosecutor (noun) – lawyer who press the government’s case against someone accused of a crime.
  31. expediency (noun) – convenience, advantage, benefit/gain.



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