It should have never come to this on the Lokpal. That it requires a Supreme Court order to nudge the government to make any progress towards establishing the anti-graft institution is a poor commentary on its functioning.
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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Nudged into action: on the Lokpal Act) – Jan 19, 2019.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Nudged into action: on the Lokpal Act) – Jan 19, 2019
- Nudge (verb)
Meaning – Coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something.
Synonyms – encourage, prompt, stimulate/coax.
Sentence – We have to nudge the politicians in the right direction.
- Graft (noun) – कलम, एक तरह से घूस लेना
Meaning – Bribery and other corrupt practices used to secure illicit advantages or gains in politics or business.
Synonyms – corruption, bribery.
Sentence – Public procurement laws also need urgent reform to prevent graft and corruption.
- Commentary (noun) – टीका, समीक्षा
Meaning – A descriptive spoken account (especially on a broadcast) of an event or performance as it happens.
Synonyms – explanation/, interpretation/review, analysis.
Sentence – A live commentary on radio.
- Assent (noun) – अनुमति
Meaning – The expression of approval or agreement.
Synonyms – consent, approval, acceptance.
Sentence – There were murmurs of assent before the messenger replied.
- Set up (phrasal verb)
Meaning – establish, start, begin.
- Groundwork (noun) – नींव, मूलसिद्धांत
Meaning – Preliminary or basic work.
Synonyms – fundamentals, preparations, preparatory measures.
Sentence – The official picked a site where there was no groundwork needed to the right of the square.
- Composition (noun) – रचना, संयोजन
Meaning – The action of putting things together; formation or construction.
Synonyms – formation, structure, organization.
Sentence – The composition of a new government was announced in November.
- Diverse (adjective) – विविध
Meaning – Showing a great deal of variety; very different.
Synonyms – various, multiple, manifold.
Sentence – A culturally diverse population.
- Expedite (verb) – शीघ्र
Meaning – Make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
Synonyms – speed up, accelerate, hurry.
Sentence – He promised to expedite economic reforms.
- Handicap (verb) – अपंगता, अक्षमता
Meaning – A circumstance that makes progress or success difficult.
Synonyms – hamper, hinder; obstruct.
Sentence – One must keep in mind the primary handicap of human beings in such circumstances.
- Admonish (verb) – धिक्कारना, चेताना, डाँटना
Meaning – Advise or urge (someone) earnestly.
Synonyms – warn, caution, criticize/red flag.
Sentence – She admonished him to drink no more than one glass of wine.
- Brush aside (phrasal verb)
Meaning – dismiss, disregard, ignore.
- Eminent (adjective) – प्रख्यात, विख्यात
Meaning – (of a person) famous and respected within a particular sphere.
Synonyms – distinguished, renowned, esteemed.
Sentence – One of the world’s most eminent statisticians.
- Jurist (noun) – विधिवेत्ता, कानूनविद
Meaning – an expert in law.
Sentence – The statements of jurists are a useful source of insights, but they do not provide a direct solution
- Rope in (phrasal verb)
Meaning – enlist, engage, persuade.
- Stick to (phrasal verb)
Meaning – adhere to/abide by, keep, hold to.
- Endorse (verb) – समर्थन
Meaning – Declare one’s public approval or support of.
Synonyms – uphold, support, defend.
Sentence – The report was endorsed by the college.
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