Under pressure – The Hindu (Nov 10, 2017)

Under pressure – The Hindu (Nov 10, 2017)

The poor quality of police investigation in the country has once again come under focus. The twist in the probe into the murder of a seven-year-old boy at….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. outrage (noun) – injustice, disgrace, affront.
  2. grave (adjective) – serious/severe, terrible, awful.
  3. amidst (preposition) – amid, in the middle of; during.
  4. outcry (noun) – protest, complaints, clamour.
  5. confess (verb) – acknowledge, admit, affirm.
  6. call off (phrasal verb) – cancel, abandon, shelve/scrap.
  7. glare (noun) – public attention/interest, media attention.
  8. succumb (verb) –  yield, give in, submit/surrender.
  9. wrap up (phrasal verb) – conclude, finish, end.
  10. confession (noun) – admission, acknowledgement, revelation.
  11. downright (adverb) – complete, total, absolute.
  12. disgraceful (adjective) – shameful, shocking, contemptible.
  13. primitive (adjective) – crude/rude, simple, unsophisticated.
  14. muddle (noun) –  mix-up, misunderstanding, mistake.
  15. telling (adjective) – striking/strong, significant, important.
  16. botch (up) (verb) – mismanage, mishandle, do (a task) badly or carelessly.
  17. incarceration (noun) – imprisonment, confinement, custody.
  18. narrative (noun) – description, statement/report; portrayal.
  19. heinous (adjective) – wicked, horrible, terrible.
  20. disquiet (noun) – worry, concern; upset.
  21. inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, unpreventable, certain.
  22. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  23. pitfall (noun) – danger, risk, problem.
  24. juvenile (adjective) – young, teenage, underage.
  25. reflexively (adverb) – automatically, spontaneously, unthinkingly/instinctively.
  26. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to; cause.



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