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Sunday, November 29, 2015

Improve Vocabulary - The Hindu Editorial - 28 November 2015

One editorial of The Hindu on 28 November 2015 was about the non-compliance of Maharashtra government to the Supreme Court judgment which stayed its legislation to ban dance bars in Mumbai.

(A) Unhealthy defiance (Please read the article first and then come back to us. We are only covering the English Words)
1. It is not unusual to see State governments showing reluctance to abide by court orders that rulers deem politically inexpedient or ideologically unpalatable.

(a) reluctance: an unwillingness to do something
More examples: I accepted his resignation with great reluctance.

(b) abide: If you can't abide someone or something, you dislike them very much
(c) deem: to consider or judge something in a particular way.
More examples: The area has now been deemed safe.

(d) inexpedient: not suitable or convenient
More examples: It was inexpedient for him to be seen to approve of the decision.

(e) unpalatable: An unpalatable fact or idea is unpleasant or shocking and therefore difficult to accept.
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2. Maharashtra is perilously close to being seen as wilfully disobedient.

(a) perilously : extremely dangerous
More examples: The country roads are quite perilous.

3.  The court has now peremptorily told the State government to process within two weeks all the applications it has received.

(a) peremptorily: expecting to be obeyed immediately and without asking questions.
More examples: He started issuing peremptory instructions.

4. The present amendment that his regime is trying to defend is unlikely to survive judicial scrutiny.

(a) regime: a particular government or a system or method of government.
More examples: The old corrupt, totalitarian regime was overthrown.

5. The plight of these vulnerable sections ought to pose greater concern to the government than the possibility that society will lapse into depravity by the mere presence of dance bars.

(a) plight: an unpleasant condition, especially a serious, sad, or difficult one.
More examples: the plight of the poor/homeless.

(b) ought: used to say that the action expressed in the verb is probable or expected
More examples: He ought to be home by seven o’clock.

(c) depravity: the state of being morally bad, or an action that is morally bad.

6. Wholesale bans and unhealthy defiance of judicial authority should not be among them.

(a) defiance: behaviour in which you refuse to obey someone or something.

More examples: In defiance of the ceasefire, rebel troops are again firing on the capital.
Improve Vocabulary - The Hindu Editorial - 28 November 2015 Reviewed by Currentaffairs4examz on 29.11.15 Rating: 5 One editorial of The Hindu on 28 November 2015 was about the  non-compliance of Maharashtra government to the Supreme Court judgment which...

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