The Hindu Editorial (Disquieting decision: on CBI tussle) Vocab – 12 Jan, 2019

The removal of Alok Verma as Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation is a disconcerting denouement to an unseemly episode.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Disquieting decision: on CBI tussle) – Jan 12, 2019


  • Disquieting (adjective) बेचैन
    Meaning – Inducing feelings of anxiety or worry.
    Synonyms – horrible, awful, disgusting/upsetting.
    Sentence – He found Jean’s gaze disquieting.
  • Tussle (noun) संघर्ष
    Meaning – A vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.
    Synonyms – fight, skirmish/scuffle; quarrel.
    Sentence – There was a tussle for the ball.
  • Unseemly (adjective) – अनुचित
    Meaning – (of behaviour or actions) not proper or appropriate.
    Synonyms – improper, inappropriate, undignified.
    Sentence – Actually, it is rank partisanship of the most unseemly kind.
  • Echelon (noun) – टोली, विभाग
    Meaning – A level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
    Synonyms – level, rank, grade (in an organization).
    Sentence – The upper echelons of the business world.
  • Disconcerting (adjective) – चिंताजनक
    Meaning – Causing one to feel unsettled.
    Synonyms – discomfiting, unsettling, disturbing.
    Sentence – It is a disconcerting thought, given how much is at stake.
  • Denouement (noun) – उपसंहार
    Meaning – The final part of a play, film, or narrative in which the strands of the plot are drawn together and matters are explained or resolved.
    Synonyms – finale, outcome, result.
    Sentence – The stage was now set for the final denouement in a two-handed drama.
  • Even-handed (adjective) – निष्पक्ष
    Meaning – Fair and impartial in treatment or judgement.
    Synonyms – fair, equitable, impartial.
    Sentence – An even-handed approach to industrial relations.
  • Incumbent (noun) – निर्भर
    Meaning – a person who is holding an office or position;
    Synonyms – officer, office-holder, office-bearer.
    Sentence – The incumbent President was defeated.
  • Reinstatement (noun) बहाली
    Meaning – The action of giving someone back a position they have lost.
    Synonyms – restoration, return to a former position, return to power.
    Sentence – A union meeting on Tuesday called for official action to win his reinstatement.
  • Unconditional (adjective) बिना शर्त
    Meaning – Not subject to any conditions.
    Synonyms – unquestioning, unreserved, unequivocal/absolute.
    Sentence – The other angel, holding lilies, has a look of unconditional forgiveness.
  • Divest (verb) – छीनना
    Meaning – Deprive someone of (power, rights, or possessions)
    Synonyms – deprive, strip, dispossess/relieve of (power).
    Sentence – Men are unlikely to be divested of power without a struggle.
  • Dissenting (adjective) –  असहमति
    Meaning – Holding or expressing opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held.
    Synonyms – disagreeing, objecting, differing/opposing.
    Sentence – There were a couple of dissenting voices.
  • On the ground (phrase) 
    Meaning – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  • Untenable (adjective) – अस्थिर, असमर्थनीय
    Meaning – (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
    Synonyms – undefendable, unjustified, unacceptable.
    Sentence – This argument is clearly untenable.
  • Standpoint (noun) – दृष्टिकोण
    Meaning – An attitude to a particular issue.
    Synonyms – point of view, perspective, outlook.
    Sentence – She writes on religion from the standpoint of a believer.
  • Implications (noun) निहितार्थ
    Meaning – The conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.
    Synonyms – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
    Sentence – The implication is that no one person at the bank is responsible.
  • Precedent (noun) मिसाल
    Meaning – An earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
    Synonyms – previous example/instance, prior instance, exemplar.
    Sentence – I want the kind of precedent I have seen in Europe followed here.
  • Adverse (noun) विपरीत, विरुद्ध
    Meaning – Preventing success or development;
    Synonyms – dangerous, unfavourable, disadvantageous.
    Sentence – Taxes are having an adverse effect on production.
  • Unseat (verb) – छोड़ना
    Meaning – Remove (a government or person in authority) from power.
    Synonyms – remove from office, depose, dethrone.
    Sentence – Even more important, it unseats the person the people have deliberately chose for this office.
  • Bipartisan (adjective) द्विदलीय
    Meaning – involving cooperation between two (opposite & big)  political parties.
    Sentence – The reforms received considerable bipartisan approval.
  • Envisage (verb) – परिकल्पना
    Meaning – Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
    Synonyms – foresee, predict, forecast.
    Sentence – I do not pretend to be able to envisage all the various possibilities.
  • Thwart (verb) विफल
    Meaning – Prevent (someone) from accomplishing something.
    Synonyms – prevent, block, impede/hinder.
    Sentence – He never did anything to thwart his father.
  • Stratagem (noun) – कपट, छल
    Meaning – A plan or scheme, especially one used to outwit an opponent or achieve an end.
    Synonyms – plan, tactic, course of action.
    Sentence – A series of devious stratagems.


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