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Actual Sentence Word Meaning Usage
The controversial collegium system of judicial appointments is under public scrutiny once again. collegium committee No one wanted to miss the inaugural meeting of the Collegium of Black Women Philosophers at Vanderbilt University.
scrutiny examination Because of their past crimes, everything they do now will be subject to scrutiny.
Former Chief Justices of India, a sitting Supreme Court judge, and the Bar Council of India have taken exception to the collegium’s unusual action of revisiting decisions made at an earlier meeting, and recommending the elevation to the apex court of Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna, instead of two judges whose names had been considered earlier. elevation The act of increasing the power or scope of somebody His quick elevation to the presidency raised many suspicions
apex The highest point (of something) Janice was at the apex of her music career when she sold over a million copies of her second album.
The allegation is not merely one concerning the seniority or the lack of it of the two appointees; rather, it is the much graver charge of arbitrarily revoking a decision made on December 12 last year. graver requiring serious thought More than this, I soon came to realize that this question for and against England was a deeper and graver matter than I had dreamed it to be.
arbitrarily randomly The leaders of the groups were chosen arbitrarily.
Former Chief Justice of India R.M. Lodha is right in underscoring the institutional nature of decisions by the collegium. underscoring to stress; emphasize The episodes are even referred to as “chapters” in an effort to underscore this comparison more deeply.
There is little surprise in the disquiet in legal circles. disquiet lack of calm At the time, these new views and the tone of our talk helped to disquiet me.
Another curious element in the latest appointments is that Justice Maheshwari, who had been superseded as recently as last November, when a judge junior to him was appointed a Supreme Court judge, has been found to be “more suitable and deserving in all respects” than any of the other chief justices and judges. superseded authority Its use has practically been superseded by the study of anatomy.
The allegation is not merely one concerning the seniority or the lack of it of the two appointees; rather, it is the much graver charge of arbitrarily revoking a decision made on December 12 last year. revoking to take back or withdraw The European Union called for Russia to revoke its decision and turn back.

 

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