The Hindu Editorial (Welcome shift) – Feb 12, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Welcome shift) – Feb 12, 2019

The Supreme Court’s order transferring the trial in the Muzaffarpur shelter home case from Bihar to a court in Delhi is a welcome intervention to ensure justice for the children who were sexually exploited. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Welcome shift) – Feb 12, 2019.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Welcome shift) – Feb 12, 2019

  1. exploit (verb) – abuse, ill-treat, treat unfairly.
  2. lack of confidence (noun) – distrust/mistrust,suspicion, wariness, lack of faith.
  3. take over (phrasal verb) – gain control of, take charge of, assume responsibility for.
  4. in respect of (phrase) – with reference to, concerning/regarding, in the matter of.
  5. destitute (adjective) – poverty-stricken, deprived, distressed.
  6. apparent (adjective) – clear, evident, obvious.
  7. apathy (noun) – disregard, lack of interest, unconcern.
  8. exploitation (noun) – misuse, ill treatment, abuse of.
  9. come to light (phrase) – reveal, disclose, expose.
  10. audit (verb) – inspect, examine, scrutinize.
  11. short-stay (adjective) – relating to place where people stay only for a short period of time.
  12. come up with (phrase) – put forward, propose, submit/present.
  13. damning (adjective) – condemnatory/critical, reproachful, disapproving/disappointed.
  14. assault (verb) – physically attack, sexually assault, molest/rape.
  15. subsequent (adjective) – following, ensuing, later.
  16. inspire (verb) – cause, generate, prompt/bring out.
  17. stringent (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
  18. adverse (adjective) – unfavourable, disadvantageous, terrible.
  19. scrutiny (noun) – observation, inspection, examination.
  20. take note of (phrase) – pay attention to, heed, take notice, observe.
  21. clout (noun) – influence, power, control.
  22. disquieting (adjective) – horrible, awful, disgusting/upsetting.
  23. exert (verb) –  apply, employ, exercise (pressure/force on someone).
  24. it is high time that (phrase) – an appropriate time for something (should have been done earlier).
  25. bestow (verb) – grant, confer, present.
  26. inadequacy (noun) – insufficiency, deficiency, shortage.
  27. address (verb) – attend to, tackle, deal with.


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