Dear Students, we are providing to you Vocabulary Words from The HINDU Newspaper Editorial. We suggest you read a newspaper daily. In case if you are not able to read The Hindu, we will post important words every day from editorial section. These vocab words will help you a lot in your competitive exams.
Meaning: a record of events year by year.
Example: They are likely to go into the annals of Indian criminal justice history as evidence of the government’s determination to pursue a wanton swindler of public money.
Meaning: the action of extraditing a person accused or convicted of a crime.
Example: The king of trying times While extradition isn’t a certainty, there is nothing to suggest that India will fail to bring Vijay Mallya to justice
synonyms: deportation, handover, repatriation, expulsion, banishment
Meaning: characterized by lack of seriousness or sense
Example: Also, under English law, an arrest is an act that carries high accountability. No public official can resort to it frivolously or irresponsibly.
Meaning: set apart as or declare holy; consecrate.
Example: The arrest is greatly encouraging, because it sanctifies the material collected by the CBI against him.
4.Prima facie (adjective & adverb)
Meaning: based on the first impression; accepted as correct until proved otherwise.
Example: This itself was success of a sort and an unbiased acknowledgement that there was indeed prima facie material against Mr. Mallya.
Meaning: given to sudden and unaccountable changes of mood or behaviour.
Example: From what I can gauge, this is certainly not a capricious demand for Mr. Mallya’s blood.
synonyms: fickle, inconstant, changeable, variable, unstable, mercurial, volatile, erratic, vacillating
Meaning: not showing a serious or respectful attitude.
Example: The battle now moves on to the magistrate who will examine on May 17 all the material placed before him. Any flippant request by an applicant country is bound to fail.
synonyms: frivolous, superficial, shallow, glib, thoughtless, carefree, irresponsible, insouciant,
Meaning: irrelevant or unrelated to the subject being dealt with.
Example: A judicial officer is anyway expected to remain unswayed by extraneous factors and concentrate solely on the credibility of the evidence presented before him.
Meaning: relevant to a subject under consideration.
Example: Germane here is the fact that Mr. Mallya is being accused not merely of a failure to repay loans sanctioned to companies chaired by him.
synonyms: relevant, pertinent, applicable, apposite, material;
Meaning: (of a person or their behaviour) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
Example: Given his flamboyant nature, Mr. Mallya is likely to use every trick of the trade.
synonyms: ostentatious, exuberant, confident, lively, buoyant, animated, energetic, vibrant, vivacious, extravagant, theatrical, showy, swashbuckling, dashing
Meaning: the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
Example: This is why India needs to match his might with a team of counsel that not only has legal acumen but also perseverance.
synonyms: astuteness, awareness, shrewdness, acuity, sharpness, sharp-wittedness, cleverness, brightness, smartness
Meaning: an event or a series of activities involving a set procedure.
Example: Trying times are therefore ahead for Mr. Mallya. And definitely interesting times for all of us who will be closely watching the Westminster proceedings.