The Hindu Editorial (Not kosher) Vocab – 01 Feb, 2019

The inquiry by former Supreme Court judge Justice B.N. Srikrishna into the allegations against former ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar has taken eight long months to confirm what seems apparent – that she did not conduct herself as she should have in relation to conflict-of-interest issues. 

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Not kosher: on Chanda Kochhar case) – Feb 01, 2019


  • Kosher (adjective) – वास्तविक 
    Meaning – Genuine and legitimate.
    Synonyms – authentic, real, actual, original.
    Sentence – She consulted lawyers to make sure everything was kosher.
  • Allegation (noun) – आरोप
    Meaning – A claim or assertion that someone has done something illegal or wrong, typically one made without proof.
    Synonyms – claim, charge, accusation.
    Sentence – He made allegations of corruption against the administration.
  • Apparent (adjective) स्पष्ट
    Meaning – Clearly visible or understood; obvious.
    Synonyms – evident/clear, noticeable, ostensible.
    Sentence – This becomes apparent in wet conditions, when the driver’s skill comes to the fore.
  • In relation to (phrase)
    Meaning – regarding, concerning, with respect to.
  • Sanction (noun) –  प्रतिबंध
    Meaning – A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule.
    Synonyms – approval, official permission, assent.
    Sentence – A range of sanctions aimed at deterring insider abuse.
  • A long way to go (phrase)
    Meaning – continue to work hard to achieve/realise something (a goal/aim).
  • In return (phrase)
    Meaning – in exchange for, in consideration of, against.
  • Conspiracy (noun) षड़यन्त्र
    Meaning – A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful.
    Synonyms – secret plan, collusion, intrigue.
    Sentence – A conspiracy to destroy the government.
  • Err (verb) ग़लती होना
    Meaning – Be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake.
    Synonyms – make a mistake, be wrong, be incorrect.
    Sentence – I’ll even shout out when I believe the company has erred in its judgement.
  • Disburse (verb) चुकाना
    Meaning – Pay out (money from a fund)
    Synonyms – give, spend/expend.
    Sentence – These individuals are able to disburse their funds quite easily.
  • There is no denying (phrase)
    Meaning – it is undoubtedly true. 
  • Suspicious (adjective) – संदेहजनक
    Meaning – Having or showing a cautious distrust of someone or something.
    Synonyms – mistrustful, sceptical, doubtful.
    Sentence – He was suspicious of her motives.
  • Optics (noun) – प्रकाशिकी
    Meaning – (typically in a political situation) the way in which an event is recognized by the public.
    Sentence – One thing is for sure, the policy’s optics are bad.
  • Fiduciary (adjective) – ज़िम्मेदार व्यक्ति
    Meaning – Involving trust, especially with regard to the relationship between a trustee and a beneficiary.
    Synonyms – trustful, trustworthy.
    Sentence – The company has a fiduciary duty to shareholders.
  • Claw back (phrasal verb)
    Meaning – retrieve, retake, reclaim.
  • Divest (verb) – ले लेना
    Meaning – Deprive someone of (power, rights, or possessions)
    Synonyms – deprive, strip, dispossess/relieve of (power).
    Sentence – The grant of a licence to occupy, however, will not divest the owner of control.
  • Entitlement (noun) पात्रता
    Meaning – The amount to which a person has a right.
    Synonyms – allowance, allocation, grant.
    Sentence – Her annual leave entitlement.
  • Whistle-blower (noun) मुखबिर
    Meaning – one who reveals others’ illegal activities in public or to the government/authority.
    Synonyms – informant
    Sentence – They received information from a whistle-blower, reported the story, and protected their source
  • Influence (verb) – प्रभाव
    Synonyms – persuade, convince, manipulate.
    Sentence – On the southern slopes of the mountain the climate is heavily influenced by the sea.
  • Lapse (noun) चूक
    Meaning – A brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement.
    Synonyms – failure/blunder, mistake/error, negligence/oversight.
    Sentence – This lead to the lapse of judgement involved in ordering the uber-drinks.
  • Up one’ game (phrase)
    Meaning – to improve in a way so that one can perform well like others.
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