Each time a horrific sexual crime hits the headlines, there is a clamour for prescribing the death penalty for such offences. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.
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Today’s Word List-2
- clamour (noun) – protest, complaint, outcry/commotion.
- evoke (verb) – invoke, raise, suggest/echo.
- ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
- well-considered (adjective) – examined, thought-out, planned carefully.
- outrage (noun) – fury, anger; indignation/shock.
- ghastly (adjective) – terrible, frightful, horrible.
- outcry (noun) – protest, complaint, commotion.
- jurist (noun) – an expert in law.
- take into account (phrasal verb) – take into consideration, have regard to, heed.
- remission (noun) – reduction in sentence, deduction; forgiveness.
- aggravated (adjective) – inflamed, exacerbated, enraged.
- abolition (noun) – stopping, termination, elimination.
- in the event of something (phrase) – if something happens.
- persistent vegetative state (PVS) (noun) – it is also known as ”unresponsive wakefulness syndrome”. A severe damage of consciousness after an acute brain injury, a state in which the patient displays no evidence of psychologically interpretable contact with the outside world and he/she may or may not open his or her eyes even on very vigorous stimulation.
- dichotomy (noun) – disunion, difference, disagreement.
- enlightened (adjective) – wise, well-informed, learned.
- vengeful (adjective) – revengeful, avenging, unforgiving.
- brutality (noun) – cruelty, savagery, inhumanity/atrocity.
- deterrent (adjective) – relating to something which is aimed/intended to deter (stop/prevent) something else.
- empirical (adjective) – factual, verifiable, actual/real.
- arbitrariness (noun) – the quality of being “determined by personal chance, whim (desire), or impulse, and not by necessity, reason, or principle”.
- grave (adjective) – serious, terrible, awful.
- penitence (noun) – regret, remorse, sorrow/guilt.
- meet the ends of justice (phrase) – to render justice to all parties; “the ends of justice” means preservation of proper balance between constitutional/statutory rights of an individual and rights of people at large to have law enforced.
Today’s Word List-2
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