The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised) – Dec 20, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised) – Dec 20, 2018

The passage of a Bill in the Lok Sabha to secure the rights of transgender persons is a progressive step towards extending constitutional protection to this highly marginalised community. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised) – Dec 20, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised) – Dec 20, 2018

  1. transgender community (noun) – people whose gender identity or expression does not match the sex they were assigned at birth.
  2. progressive (adjective) – liberal, forward-looking, reforming.
  3. marginalised (adjective) – relating to the people treated as insignificant/unimportant/neglected.
  4. fall short of (phrase) – be deficient/inadequate/insufficient; fail to meet/reach.
  5. stakeholder (noun) – a person with an interest in something.
  6. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, forecast.
  7. gender-queer (noun) – genderfluid, non binary; Gender-queer describes people whose gender identity is something other than simply male or female.
  8. gate-keeping (noun) – controlling access to something.
  9. legitimate (adjective) – valid, logical, lawful/authentic.
  10. bar (noun) – restriction, barrier, block.
  11. harassment (noun) – persecution/abuse, aggressive intimidation, persistent annoyance.
  12. flee (verb) – run away, take flight, escape.
  13. criminalise (verb) – make something (an activity) illegal.
  14. entice (verb) – attract, tempt, persuade.
  15. alms (noun) – offerings or handouts such as food or money.
  16. far-reaching (adjective) – important, major, significant.
  17. provision (noun) – term, clause, condition.
  18. high-minded (adjective) – decent, idealistic, right-thinking.
  19. zealous (adjective) – passionate, devout, fervent.
  20. objective (noun) – intention, purpose, target/aim.


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The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised) - Dec 20, 2018

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