The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Gangster of Kanpur| 7th July 2020

The Hindu Editorial Article of 7th July 2020- Gangster of Kanpur.

Word Meaning
Collapse (verb)
(of a structure) suddenly fall down or give way.
Bears (verb) Take responsibility for.
Dysfunctional (adjective)
not operating normally or properly.
Emaciation (noun)
The state of being abnormally thin or weak.
History-sheeter (noun)
A person with a criminal record.
Extortion (noun)
The practice of obtaining something, especially money, through force or threats.
Ambush (noun)
A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position.
Impend (verb)
Be about to happen.
Setback (noun)
A reversal or check in progress.
Premises (noun)
An assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory.
Straddle (verb)
Take up or maintain an equivocal position with regard to (a political issue).
Emblematic (adjective)
Serving as a symbol of a particular quality or concept; symbolic.
Morbid (adjective)
Characterized by an abnormal and unhealthy interest in disturbing and unpleasant subjects, especially death and disease.
Affliction (noun)
A cause of pain or harm.
Communal (adjective)
Shared by all members of a community; for common use.
Malevolent (adjective)
Having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
Perpetuates (verb)
Make (something) continue indefinitely.
Patrons (noun)
A person who gives financial or other support to a person, organization, or cause.

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Coercive (adjective)
Relating to or using force or threats.
Alienate (verb)
Make (someone) feel isolated or estranged.
Chase down (Phrasal Verb) To follow and catch (someone or something)
Malady (noun)
A disease or ailment.
Resort (verb)
Turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
Subvert (verb)
Undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
Mainstream (noun) The ideas, attitudes, or activities that are regarded as normal or conventional; the dominant trend in opinion, fashion, or the arts.
Enforcement (noun)
The act of compelling observance of or compliance with a law, rule, or obligation.
Fire up (phrasal verb) To cause (something) to start working
Uphold (verb)
Confirm or support (something which has been questioned).

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