Judicial safe zones – The Hindu (Nov 1, 2017)

Judicial safe zones – The Hindu (Nov 1, 2017)

It has long been recognised that children testifying as witnesses find the courtroom experience intimidating.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. deposition (noun) – sworn statement, affidavit, attestation.
  2. conducive (adjective) – favourable, beneficial, advantageous.
  3. intimidate (verb) – frighten, threaten, browbeat.
  4. deter (verb) – prevent/stop, avert, scare off.
  5. depose (verb) – testify/swear, profess, give evidence.
  6. vulnerable (adjective) – unsafe, unguarded, unprotected.
  7. proceedings (noun) – (legal case/suit) activities, affairs, happenings.
  8. amicus curiae (noun) – (Latin) literally means friend of the court; someone who is not a party to a case and is not solicited by a party, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on the case (Courtesy:Wikipedia).
  9. one way mirror (noun) – it is also called as two-way mirror (or two-way glass); semi-transparent mirror, partially reflective (acts a mirror on one side) and partially transparent (to see through from the other side). a glass looks like a mirror from one side but a window from the other.
  10. set aside (phrasal verb) – annul, overrule, nullify/cancel.
  11. acquittal (noun) – discharge, release, freeing.
  12. impair (verb) – spoil, ruin, damage.
  13. conviction (noun) – declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
  14. elicit (verb) – evoke, induce, obtain/cause.
  15. testimony (noun) – evidence, attestation, affidavit.
  16. imply (verb) – suggest, hint, say indirectly.
  17. procedural (adjective) – administrative, official, constitutional.
  18. whistle-blower (noun) – one who reveals others’ illegal activities in public or to the government/authority.
  19. adversary (noun) – opponent, rival, nemesis/competitor.
  20. endanger (verb) – imperil, jeopardize, risk.
  21. abide (by) (verb) – comply with, obey, adhere/conform to.
  22. overarching (adjective) – comprehensive, all-inclusive, complete.


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