The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary- Scandalising as Contempt| 27 July

The Hindu Editorial Article of 27th July 2020 – Scandalising as Contempt.

Scandalize (verb) कल‌ंकित करना
Meaning:- shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.
Synonyms:- defame, offend, slander
Antonyms:- compliment, praise, applaud
Example:- Time to revisit the idea of ‘scandalising’ in contempt law, usher in judicial accountability

Contempt (noun) निंदा
Meaning:- the offence of being disobedient to or disrespectful of a court of law and its officers.
Synonyms:-antipathy, condescension, defiance
Antonyms:- approval, esteem, flattery
Example:- Time to revisit the idea of ‘scandalising’ in contempt law, usher in judicial accountability

Retain (verb) बनाए रखने के
Meaning:- continue to have (something); keep possession of.
Synonyms:- absorb, cling to, contain
Antonyms:- abandon, desert, disperse
Example:- Prashant Bhushan has once again brought under focus the necessity for retaining the law of contempt as it stands today.

Deem (verb) समझना
Meaning:- regard or consider in a specified way.
Synonyms:- allow, assume, believe
Antonyms:- disbelieve, disregard
Example:- In an era in which social media are full of critics, commentators and observers who deem it necessary to air their views

Invoking (verb) विनती करना
Meaning:- cite or appeal to (someone or something) as an authority for an action or in support of an argument.
Synonyms:- appeal to, conjure, adjure
Antonyms:- answer, give
Example:- The higher judiciary should not really be expending its time and energy invoking its power to punish for contempt of itself.

Innuendo (noun) व्यंग्य
Meaning:- an allusive or oblique remark or hint, typically a suggestive or disparaging one.
Synonyms:- insinuation, allusion, aside
Antonyms:- evidence, proof
Example:- The courts should ignore every allegation or innuendo

Scurrility (noun) दुर्वचन
Meaning:- an offensively rude or abusive remark
Synonyms:- abuse, billingsgate, fulmination
Example:- every piece of scurrility, there is much wisdom in giving a wide latitude

Latitude (noun) छूट
Meaning:- scope for freedom of action or thought.
Synonyms:- breadth, compass, extent
Antonyms:- extreme, limitation, restriction
Example:- every piece of scurrility, there is much wisdom in giving a wide latitude

Strident (adjective) कठोर
Meaning:- (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
Synonyms:- blatant, jarring, loud
Antonyms:- quiet, silent
Example:- publicly voiced criticism and strident questioning of the court’s ways

Haul up (verb) पेश करना
Meaning:- to call to account or criticize
Synonyms:- arrive, brake
Antonyms:- continue, go
Example:- He has made allegations of corruption against judges in the past, and has been hauled up for it.

Clause (noun) धारा
Meaning:- a particular and separate article, stipulation, or proviso in a treaty, bill, or contract.
Synonyms:- provision, requirement
Antonyms:- whole
Example:- It may be time to revisit this clause.

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Overt (adjective) प्रकट
Meaning:- done or shown openly; plainly apparent.
Synonyms:- apparent, definite, undisguised
Antonyms:- obscure, uncertain
Example:- as well as interference in the administration of justice and overt threats to judges.

Insulate (verb) बचाने
Meaning:- protect (something) by interposing material that prevents the loss of heat or the intrusion of sound.
Synonyms:- cushion, isolate, seclude
Antonyms:- join, mingle, uncover
Example:- The reason why the concept of contempt exists is to insulate the institution

Blaze of glory (Phrase) चमक
Meaning:- In an extraordinary and impressive manner. Used to describe a final action.
Example:- so that the “blaze of glory” around judges would stay undiminished

Undiminished (adjective) कम न हुआ
Meaning:- not diminished, reduced, or lessened.
Synonyms:- absolute, arrant, consummate
Example:- The contempt doctrine fell into disuse, and England abolished the offence of “scandalising the court” in 2013

Doctrine (noun) सिद्धांत
Meaning:- a stated principle of government policy, mainly in foreign or military affairs.
Synonyms:- attitude, axiom, belief
Antonyms:- ambiguity, disbelief, heterodoxy
Example:-The contempt doctrine fell into disuse, and England abolished the offence of “scandalising the court” in 2013

Disuse (noun) अप्रचार
Meaning:- the state of not being used.
Synonyms:- desuetude, discontinuance
Antonyms:- employment, use
Example:- The contempt doctrine fell into disuse, and England abolished the offence of “scandalising the court” in 2013

Abolished (verb) समाप्त कर दिया
Meaning:- formally put an end to (a system, practice, or institution).
Synonyms:- abrogate, annul, cancel
Antonyms:- allow, approve, create
Example:- The contempt doctrine fell into disuse, and England abolished the offence of “scandalising the court” in 2013

Scotch (verb) निष्फल कर देना
Meaning:- decisively put an end to.
Synonyms:- close, mean, penny-pinching, saving
Antonyms:- generous
Example:- That allegations are scotched by impartial probes rather than threats of contempt action

Probes (noun) जांच
Meaning:- a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.
Synonyms:- examination, exploration, inquest
Example:- That allegations are scotched by impartial probes rather than threats of contempt action

Disclose (verb) खुलासा
Meaning:- allow (something hidden) to be seen.
Synonyms:- acknowledge, admit, confess, discover
Antonyms:- conceal, cover, deny
Example:- Unfortunately, in a system in which judges are not expected to disclose the reason for recusing themselves

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