HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 21 December 2018

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 21 December 2018 and English Vocabulary based on The Hindu daily newspaper. Here we are listed the words used in The HINDU Editorial and providing the usage of words for easy learning. So that it will become very easy to improve vocabulary and learn new words.

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HINDU Editorial Vocabulary 21 December 2018

  1. India and Pakistan should adopt a more humane approach to each other’s prisoners
  2. cause for cheer on the otherwise bleak landscape of India-Pakistan relations’
  3. emotional and financial costs deter them
  4. and then for a fair trial and consular access’
  5. who worked pro bono to ensure Mr. Ansari’s release
  6. Misusing NSA: the detention of a Manipur journalist
  7. The Manipur government must revoke the vindictive detention order against a journalist
  8. It indicates a dangerous trend among those wielding power
  9. It is immaterial how scathing the Facebook post of Kishorechand
  10. against the incarceration of Mr. Wangkhem
  11. move to throttle free expression by misusing the law
WordMeaning & Synonyms
humane

adjective

Meaning: having or showing compassion or benevolence.

Synonyms: kind, kindly, kind-hearted, considerate,

bleak

adjective

Meaning: (of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.

Synonyms: lunar, open, empty, windswept;

deter

verb

Meaning: discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences

Synonyms: warn, caution;dishearten, demoralize, daunt,

consular

adjective

Meaning: an official appointed by a state to live in a foreign city and protect the state’s citizens and interests there

Synonyms: ambassador, diplomat, chargé d’affaires, attaché, envoy

pro bono 

adverb & adjective

Meaning: denoting work undertaken without charge, especially legal work for a client on low income.

Synonyms: free, gratis, unpaid, unrewarded, unsalaried

detention 

noun

Meaning: the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.

Synonyms: custody, imprisonment, confinement, incarceration, internment

vindictive 

adjective

Meaning: having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.

Synonyms: vengeful, revengeful, unforgiving, resentful, ill-disposed

wield 

verb

Meaning: have and be able to use (power or influence).

Synonyms: command, control, manage

scathing 

adjective

Meaning: witheringly scornful; severely critical.

Synonyms: devastating, withering, blistering, searing, scorching, fierce

incarceration 

noun

Meaning: the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.

Synonyms: imprisonment, internment, confinement, detention, custody

throttle 

verb

Meaning: attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them.

Synonyms: strangle, strangulate, garrotte, asphyxiate, smother, suffocate

 The Hindu Wordlist 21 December 2018

  1. Session paralysed with CM, BSY caught in row
  2. Notification on High Court bifurcation likely soon
  3. Dacoity case: AR cop surrenders in court
  4. Two Congress members tipped for ZP chief post
  5. PM jolted from slumber: Rahul
  6. Rajasthan DGP shunted out by new Cong. govt.
  7. Madan Lal for Mayank’s inclusion
WordMeaning & Synonyms
paralysed

adjective

Meaning: (of a person or part of the body) partly or wholly incapable of movement; disabled.
bifurcation

noun

Meaning: the division of something into two branches or parts
dacoity

noun

Meaning:    (in India or Burma (Myanmar)) an act of violent robbery committed by an armed gang.
tip

verb

Meaning: attach to or cover the end or extremity of.

Synonyms: cap, top, crown, surmount, finish

jolt

verb

Meaning: push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.

Synonyms: push, thrust; jar, bump, knock, bang, jostle;shake

slumber

verb

Meaning: sleep.

Synonyms: sleep, be asleep, doze, rest, take a siesta, nap

shunt

verb

Meaning: push or pull (a train or part of a train) from the main line to a siding or from one line of rails to another.
inclusion

noun

Meaning: the action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.

Synonyms: incorporation, addition, insertion, introduction; involvement

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