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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