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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- molestation (noun) – sexual assault/abuse (of a woman/child particularly)
- creepiness (noun) – frightening, horrifying, menacing/threatening.
- menace (noun) – danger, risk, peril.
- sketchy (adjective) – not detailed, limited, inadequate/insufficient.
- downtown (noun) – central part, business area, commercial area (of a city).
- hold up (phrasal verb) – show, display, expose.
- reveller (noun) – partygoer, party animal, pleasure seeker.
- ring in (phrasal verb) – celebrate, announce, mark/signify.
- grope (verb) – touch, fondle.
- graphically (adverb) – clearly, explicitly, vividly.
- reinforce (verb) – strengthen, support, fortify.
- echo (verb) – repeat, reiterate, reverberate.
- insinuation – hint, suggestion, implication/indication.
- court (verb) – risk, attract, bring in oneself.
- accusatory (adjective) – disapproving, disparing, condemnatory.
- glare (noun) – public attention/interest, media attention.
- teem with (verb) – be packed with, be crowded with, be congested with.
- continuum (noun) – a series of things with a particular quality, but differed by minute angles.
- ethos (noun) – principles, beliefs, attitudes/ethics.
- flip (verb) – throw, fling, propel.
- assert (verb) – insist on, uphold, defend.
- 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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