Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (The violent aftermath – The Hindu Apr 05 2018)

Today’s Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

The violent aftermath – The Hindu Apr 05 2018

The loss of nine lives in violent protests against the Supreme Court ruling introducing safeguards against misuse of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, is tragic. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. aftermath (noun) – consequences or after-effects, fall out.
  2. atrocity (noun) – act of barbarity, cruelty, inhumanity.
  3. dispel (verb) – banish, eliminate/remove, dismiss.
  4. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate; prescribe.
  5. marginalised (adjective) – minor, insignificant/unimportant, powerless.
  6. oppressed (adjective) – relating to the people who are treated harshly by the mainstream people.
  7. unpalatable (adjective) – uninviting, unappealing, unsavoury.
  8. anticipatory bail (noun) – Under Section 438 of the Criminal Procedure Code, the provision allows a person can request to get bail in anticipation of being accused of having committed a non-bailable offence in India.
  9. absolute (adjective) – final.
  10. against the grain (phrase) – opposite to the naturally expected thing.
  11. prevailing (adjective) – existing, present, current.
  12. moot (adjective) – arguable, questionable, debatable/controversial.
  13. fine print (noun) – unnoticeable (plain) detail.
  14. spell (noun) – period, time, interval.
  15. undermine (verb) – weaken, compromise, diminish/reduce.
  16. disparate (adjective) – contrasting, different, dissimilar.
  17. letter and spirit (phrase) – adhering to /obeying both literal interpretation/wording and the spirit/intent/purpose of the law.
  18. uphold (verb) – support, justify; protect.
  19. discontent (noun) – disappointment, dissatisfaction, resentment.
  20. pragmatic (adjective) – empirical, realistic/actual, practical.
  21. conducive (adjective) – favourable, beneficial, advantageous.
  22. spend (verb) – exhaust, deplete, drain.
  23. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, set free.

Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. Use it with the corresponding article published on the source (website) via the link provided. 
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