"The Hindu" editorial is a part and parcel of CAT preperation. but to my surprise i didnt find any thread which discusses the difficult words in the editorial and discuss abt their contextual meanings..
So as a starting effort and im putting forward my analysis of the editorial of 28th June '05.
You Can also find this stuff in my blog.. i update it daily..
The author of this editorial is Mr.V.K.Krishna Iyer.
The link to the editorial is
Some of the words/phrases which can cause confusion are:
I have left out some words which i could not comprehend the meanings..
so kindly u can fill those for me...
1.> Everest of the Indian Bar.
Here it means that Mr. Fali Nariman is at the peak of the indian judiciary.
2.> Under the auspices
at the occasion of
3.> To bring to light
to enlighten others on that topic
4.> Curial Process
Curial meant cure pertaining to priests..
5.> Intrigues ( Beyond intrigues )
beyond intrigues meant beyond doubt.
6.> inalterable and unamendable paramountcy.
inalterable means which cannot be altered and paramountcy meant the highest rank or authority.
7.> Without a tear.
Withou considering it.
8.> Expounded Another riddle-ridden doctrine.
Expound means eloberate or set forth, riddle means puzzle, doctrine means principle.
9.> Latifundist, feudalist, strangling of agrarian reform.
Latifundist is derived from latin.. Latus means Spacious Fundus means farm.. agrarian means relating to agriculture.
10.> sip every flower and change every hair
Phenomenon of finding valuable things not sought for.
12.> Vague, Vagarious, Jurisprudentially
Vagarious means unexpected change, Jurisprudence means branch concerned with law and principles.
Lacking in interest or significance.
14.> ipse dixits
an assertion without support or proof.
15.> seared by possible authoritarian anti-socialism.
hidden or secret.
19.> Judicial Ukase.
20.> Curial Invention
21.> Statutory exercises becoming a vanishing point of jurisprudence.
The state of being sensitive.
23.> Kesavananda Vagary.
Vagary means unexpected change in something.
24.> Judicial Riddle.
Strong liking for something.
26.> Grant a holiday
27.> Tragic obiter
A brilliant and notable success.
30.> Judicial Imperative.
Imperative is something which is essential.
Something desired as a neccesity.
Here anathema means seperated or set apart.
reveal in private, tell confidentially.
36.> Was our wont.