The Hindu Vocab (Lead Article – Breaking the logjam, handing over the baton) – 23 August, 2021

  1. Logjam (noun) – backlog, accumulation, pile-up, excess (of pending work).
  2. Hand over (phrasal verb) – pass, assign, transfer.
  3. Baton (noun) – responsibility.
  4. Pass the baton (phrase) – hand over a specific responsibility/duty.
  5. Collegium (noun) – the collegium system is the one in which the chief justice of India and a forum of four senior-most judges of the supreme court recommend appointments & transfers of judges. There is no mention of the collegium in the constitution of India.
  6. Show the way (phrase) – guide, lead, steer.
  7. At one go (phrase) – all at one time; in one attempt.
  8. Barring (preposition) – except for, with the exception of, excepting, excluding, omitting, leaving out.
  9. Ease (verb) – lessen, reduce, decrease.
  10. Considerably (adverb) – greatly, very much, a lot.
  11. Much-awaited (adjective) – eagerly anticipated, expected, long-awaited.
  12. Take up (phrasal verb) – become involved in, become interested in, engage in; accept a challenge.
  13. Break down (phrasal verb) – burst into tears, to begin to cry suddenly.
  14. Anguish (noun) – pain, suffering, distress, misery.
  15. Inability (noun) – incapability, incapacity, helplessness.
  16. Indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  17. Augury (noun) – a sign of what will happen in the future; sign/signal, indication.
  18. Along with (phrase) – together with, accompanying.
  19. Assumption (noun) – managing, handling, taking on power/responsibility.
  20. Truism (noun) – platitude, cliché, banal/hackneyed saying, overworked saying, banality.
  21. Consternation (noun) – a sudden and unexpected feeling of worry/anxiety that causes confusion; dismay, disquiet, surprise, shock.
  22. Arduous (adjective) – difficult, taxing, onerous, laborious, back-breaking.
  23. In as much as (phrase) – to the extent that.
  24. Approbation (noun) – approval, acceptance, support, assent.
  25. By no means (phrase) – not at all, in no way, certainly not, absolutely not, definitely not.
  26. In one’s own way (phrase) – to do what one wants to do (despite objection from others).
  27. Ethos (noun) – morality, attitudes, beliefs, principles; spirit, character.
  28. Keen (adjective) – enthusiastic, determined, passionate, wholehearted.
  29. Intellect (noun) – understanding, reasoning, judgement, sense, perception.
  30. Bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  31. Admirable (adjective) – commendable, praiseworthy, laudable, exceptional, notable.
  32. Discern (verb) – come to know, find out, realize/recognize, understand.
  33. Merits (noun) – an essential inherent quality (rights and wrongs only) while evaluating a case (not by external aspects).
  34. Consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group.
  35. Unenviable (adjective) – difficult, disagreeable, painful, undesirable, unpleasant.
  36. Contradiction (noun) – inconsistency, incongruity, mismatch.
  37. Go by (phrasal verb) – be known by something.
  38. Feat (noun) – achievement, accomplishment.
  39. Privilege (noun) – honour, pleasure, source of pleasure, source of pride, source of satisfaction.
  40. Presiding officer (noun) – the speaker (of the parliament/legislative assembly).
  41. Close quarters (phrase) – from very close to someone/something.
  42. Endure (verb) – undergo, go through, experience, encounter; tolerate/accept.
  43. Evolve (verb) – develop, progress, advance gradually.
  44. Absolutely (adverb) – completely, totally, utterly.
  45. Non-partisan (adjective) – fair, unbiased, impartial, neutral.
  46. Credit (noun) – praise, commendation, acclaim, approval, acknowledgement, recognition.
  47. Take along (phrasal verb) – to take someone/something with you.
  48. Spirit (noun) – attitude, intention, state of mind.
  49. First among equals (phrase) – a person or position that is formally equivalent to others in a group, but is superior to others in some aspects.
  50. Resolution (noun) – intention, resolve, decision, commitment.
  51. Give effect to (phrase) – perform, carry out, implement.
  52. Pronouncement (noun) – announcement, declaration, formal statement.
  53. Foreseeable (adjective) – predictable, expected, anticipated.
  54. Enjoin (verb) – urge, instruct, pressurize (to do something).
  55. Look up to (phrasal verb) – value, respect, admire, have a high opinion of, think highly of, regard/rate highly.
  56. Adorn (verb) – grace, beautify, enrich, decorate.
  57. Consideration (noun) – factor, point, concern, matter, element, aspect.
  58. Normative (adjective) – relating to a standard/norm, particularly of behaviour.
  59. Matrix (noun) – template, pattern, frame/form.
  60. Spell out (phrasal verb) – explain, make clear, elucidate/clarify.
  61. Accomplish (verb) – achieve, complete, fulfil.
  62. Whimsical (adjective) – volatile, unpredictable, mercurial, inconsistent, unstable, unsteady, fluctuating.
  63. Fanciful (adjective) – impractical, impracticable, unworkable, unfeasible, non-viable.
  64. Arbitrary (adjective) – whimsical, capricious, random, casual, unreasonable, irrational; imperious, domineering, high-handed.
  65. Tainted (adjective) – corrupt, unprincipled, tarnish, stain.
  66. Prejudice (noun) – detriment, disadvantage, impairment, loss.
  67. Bias (noun) – prejudice, partisanship, favouritism, unfairness, one-sidedness.
  68. Bewildering (adjective) – perplexing, confusing, surprising.
  69. Cacophonous (adjective) – discordant, inharmonious, harsh, strident, loud, noisy.
  70. Compelling (adjective) – irresistible, forceful, powerful, potent, strong.
  71. Man (verb) – work (at a place); staff, crew, occupy.
  72. Context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  73. Pluralistic (adjective) – coexistent; (of people) exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  74. Multiplicity (noun) – a large variety.
  75. Plurality (noun) – a large number of people (coexist in a community).
  76. Inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, unpreventable, inescapable, certain, sure to happen.
  77. Walk of life (phrase) – a person’s class/status/rank within society.
  78. Mainstream (noun) – something (certain beliefs/ideas/activities) which are accepted or recognized by most people as normal or typical.
  79. Overriding (adjective) – most important, dominant, most prominent.
  80. Outstanding (adjective) – excellent, marvellous, magnificent, skilful.
  81. Meritorious (adjective) – commendable, admirable, praiseworthy, laudable, deserving.
  82. Insular (adjective) – narrow-minded, short-sighted, inward-looking.
  83. With regard to (phrase) – regarding, concerning, with respect to, in respect of, with reference to.
  84. Lay emphasis on (phrase) – to emphasize the importance of something.
  85. Public interest (noun) – the public good; the advantage/benefit of the community in general.
  86. Take into consideration (phrase) – consider, take into account, provide for.
  87. Blend (noun) – mix, combination, merging.
  88. Marginalised (adjective) – relating to the communities who are excluded from mainstream social, economic, educational, and/or cultural life; treated as insignificant, treated as unimportant, neglected.
  89. Deprived (verb) – disadvantaged, underprivileged, depressed, needy, destitute, poor, poverty-stricken.
  90. Essentiality (noun) – importance, significance, substance.
  91. Enlightened (adjective) – wise, informed, intellectual.
  92. Unbiased (adjective) – impartial, unprejudiced, non-partisan.
  93. Zealously (adverb) – fervently, ardently, purposefully, intensely, single-mindedly.
  94. Uphold (verb) – support, confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  95. Slumber (noun) – sleep; light sleep, nap, doze, drowse, rest; a state of being inactive/dormant.
  96. In the wake of (phrase) – as a result of, in the aftermath of, as a consequence of.
  97. Consciousness (noun) – awareness, knowledge, realization, recognition.
  98. Seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  99. Cite (verb) – refer to, adduce, make reference to, invoke.
  100. Insistence (noun) – assertion, contention, statement; demand, requirement.
  101. Criterion (noun) – basis, standard, norm, specification (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  102. Lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on.
  103. The piling up (noun) – accumulation, logjam, heap, mountain, excess.
  104. Pragmatic (adjective) – practical, realistic, sensible, rational, reasonable.
  105. Omission (noun) – negligence, neglect, dereliction, oversight, disregard, failure.
  106. Allege (verb) – claim, assert, state, contend, argue, affirm.
  107. Mandate (verb) – require; make mandatory.
  108. At the earliest (phrase) – as soon as possible, without delay, in a very quick time.

Source : The Hindu Newspaper

Read Here : Editorial Link

Read : The Hindu Editorial Vocab (Curbing Delta) – 23 August, 2021

Read : The Hindu Editorial Vocab (Pursuing post-poll truth) – 23 August, 2021

Back to Vocab Portal

The Hindu Editorial Vocab

The Hindu Vocab, Vocab pdf, The Hindu Vocab monthly pdf, The Hindu Editorial Vocab, The Hindu Vocab pdf, The Hindu Vocab monthly pdf, today’s vocab pdf, 20 august vocab, how to learn, The Hindu Editorial Vocab, The Hindu Editorial Vocab, The Hindu Editorial Vocab The Hindu Editorial Vocab The Hindu Editorial Vocab The Hindu Editorial Vocab The Hindu Editorial Vocab The Hindu Editorial Vocab the hindu editorial daily vocabulary, the hindu editorial today with vocab

Leave a Reply