1) Sinecure: Even though he was due to retire next year, Khullar opted not to take up a job that appeared a sinecure of sorts.
1. A position or office that requires little or no work but provides a salary.
2. Archaic An ecclesiastical benefice not attached to the spiritual duties of a parish.
2) Jettison: What made them jettison that plan was the heavy security presence in these areas, including metal detectors.
1. To cast overboard or off: a ship jettisoning wastes; a pilot jettisoning aircraft fuel.
2. Informal To discard (something) as unwanted or burdensome: jettisoned the whole marketing plan.
1. The act of discarding or casting overboard.
1. to throw away; abandon to jettison old clothes
2. (Transport / Nautical Terms) to throw overboard
4) Stave – The reason why the report was never made public was apparently to stave off the crisis facing the government after a massacre of such a scale.
1. A narrow strip of wood forming part of the sides of a barrel, tub, or similar structure.
1. To break in or puncture the staves of.
2. To break or smash a hole in.
3. To crush or smash inward.
4. To furnish with staves.
To be or become crushed in.
1. The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
2. The slaughter of a large number of animals.
3. Informal A severe defeat, as in a sports event.
1. To kill indiscriminately and wantonly; slaughter.
2. Informal To defeat decisively.
3. Informal To botch; bungle
5) Carnage: This allowed the carnage to continue for eight hours.
1. Massive slaughter, as in war; a massacre.
2. Corpses, especially of those killed in battle.
3. extensive slaughter, esp of human beings in battle