Bengaluru’s night of horror – The Hindu (Jan 05, 2017)

Bengaluru’s night of horror  – The Hindu (Jan 05, 2017)

It is being called a “mass molestation”. With all the creepiness and collective menace that the phrase conveys, the sketchy facts of the events of New Year’s-eve in downtown Bengaluru…..For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1:

  1. molestation (noun) – sexual assault/abuse (of a woman/child particularly)
  2. creepiness (noun) – frightening, horrifying, menacing/threatening.
  3. menace (noun) – danger, risk, peril.
  4. sketchy (adjective) – not detailed, limited, inadequate/insufficient.
  5. downtown (noun) – central part, business area, commercial area (of a city).
  6. hold up (phrasal verb) – show, display, expose.
  7. reveller (noun) – partygoer, party animal, pleasure seeker.
  8. ring in (phrasal verb) – celebrate, announce, mark/signify.
  9. grope (verb) – touch, fondle.
  10. graphically (adverb) – clearly, explicitly, vividly.
  11. reinforce (verb) – strengthen, support, fortify.
  12. echo (verb) – repeat, reiterate, reverberate.
  13. insinuation – hint, suggestion, implication/indication.
  14. court (verb) – risk, attract, bring in oneself.
  15. accusatory (adjective) – disapproving, disparing, condemnatory.
  16. glare (noun) – public attention/interest, media attention.
  17. teem with (verb) – be packed with, be crowded with, be congested with.
  18. continuum (noun) – a series of things with a particular quality, but differed by minute angles.
  19. ethos (noun) – principles, beliefs, attitudes/ethics.
  20. flip (verb) – throw, fling, propel.
  21. assert (verb) – insist on, uphold, defend.
  22. bodily integrity (noun) – The principle of bodily integrity sums up the right of each human being, including children, to autonomy and self-determination over their own body. (Courtesy: Child Rights International Network).


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3 Responses to Bengaluru’s night of horror – The Hindu (Jan 05, 2017)

  1. sonam says:

    Please provide vocab in PDF also.

  2. sandeep says:

    Great sir!

  3. Pratibha singh says:

    Best site for english.

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