Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Crime in Kathua – The Hindu Apr 13, 2018) 

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

Crime in Kathua – The Hindu Apr 13, 2018 

The 15-page chargesheet filed by the Jammu and Kashmir Police’s Crime Branch on the abduction, rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl in Kathua district is chilling. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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

  1. charge sheet (noun) – an official document on which a police officer enters details of the charge against a person.
  2. abduction (noun) – kidnapping, hostage-taking.
  3. undermine (verb) – weaken, diminish, reduce.
  4. chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
  5. overlain past participle of overlie (verb) – surround, cover, enclose/wrap.
  6. heighten (verb) – intensify, magnify, amplify.
  7. vulnerability (noun) – infirmness, weakness, fragility.
  8. nomadic (adjective) – wandering, roaming, travelling/rambling. Nomads are people who have no permanent home, travel from place to place in search of food (for them and their animals).
  9. mutilated (adjective) – disfigured, mangled, maimed/damaged.
  10. by all accounts (phrase) – supposedly, apparently, seemingly/ allegedly.
  11. owe (verb) – have something needed to be done in a particular way.
  12. impartiality (noun) – fairness; treating all people and groups equally.
  13. conspirator (noun) – conspirer, plotter/schemer, intriguer.
  14. insinuation (noun) – hint, suggestion, implication/indication.
  15. entrust (verb) – assign, give the responsibility for, charge with a responsibility/trust.
  16. feeble (adjective) – ineffective/incompetent, spineless, weak.
  17. sectarian (adjective) – denoting a sect (a group of people); factional, partisan.
  18. undercurrent (noun) – (hidden) atmosphere, feeling, condition.
  19. evict (verb) – remove, expel, oust/throw out.
  20. instill ( verb) – introduce, inject, infuse.
  21. brunt (noun) – burden, pressure, strain.
  22. intimidation (noun) – frightening, threatening, oppression.
  23. tussle (noun) – scuffle, fight, struggle.
  24. brutality (noun) – cruelty, savagery, inhumanity/atrocity.
  25. pursue (verb) – engage in, follow, conduct.
  26. hate crime (noun) – a violent crime against someone because of their caste, religion & etc.
  27. tie in (phrasal verb) – correlate, coincide, dovetail.
  28. loaded (adjective) – biased, rigged, fixed.

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

Crime in Kathua - The Hindu Apr 13, 2018 


  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/.
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