Capturing crime – The Hindu (Dec 04, 2017)

Capturing crime – The Hindu (Dec 04, 2017)

The National Crime Records Bureau data for 2016 on two important aspects, violent crime and crime against women, should prompt State governments to make a serious study of the underlying causes. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. prompt (verb) – bring about, cause, urge (to take a course of action).
  2. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, essential.
  3. abduction (noun) – kidnapping, hostage-taking.
  4. distinct (adjective) – clear, well defined, marked.
  5. perspective (noun) – outlook, viewpoint/standpoint, vantage point.
  6. prevailing (adjective) – existing, present, prevalent.
  7. influence (verb) – affect, have an effect on, prompt.
  8. heinous (adjective) – wicked, horrible, terrible.
  9. broaden (verb) – widen, expand, enlarge/spread out.
  10. universalise  (verb) – spread, propagate, generalize.
  11. juvenile (adjective) – young, teenage, underage.
  12. uphold (verb) – confirm/support, endorse, validate.
  13. letter and spirit (phrase) – adhering to /obeying both literal interpretation/wording and the spirit/intent/purpose of the law.
  14. superintendence (noun) – an act process of supervise, manage, govern something.
  15. transparent (adjective) – straightforward, frank/open, forthright.
  16. impunity (noun) – immunity, indemnity, exemption from punishment.
  17. mandatory (noun) – obligatory, compulsory, binding.
  18. cognisable (adjective) – perceptible; clearly identifiable
  19. passively (adverb) – submissively, unassertively, unresistingly/unassumingly.
  20. measure (noun) – action, course of action,proceeding/procedure.


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