The Hindu Editorial (Alimony guidelines) – Nov 07, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Alimony guidelines) – Nov 07, 2020

In India, though more girls are going to school now, for many, the inevitable reality seems marriage before completion of higher education. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Alimony guidelines) – Nov 07, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Alimony guidelines) – Nov 07, 2020:

  1. alimony (noun) – alimony means an allowance or amount which a court orders the husband to pay to the wife for her sustenance during separation or following divorce; financial support, spousal support, maintenance.
  2. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  3. dependent (adjective) – relating to a person who relies on another family person, particularly for financial support.
  4. inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, unpreventable.
  5. marry off (phrasal verb) – find a suitable person (bride/bridegroom) for one’s daughter/son (to get them married).
  6. bear (verb) – have, give birth to, bring forth, deliver. 
  7. trigger (verb) – cause, bring about, generate, give rise to.
  8. maternal health (noun) – maternal health refers to the health of women during pregnancy, childbirth and the postnatal period.
  9. root cause (noun) – the basic reason of something.
  10. stunting (noun) – low height for age. Stunted children typically have short heights and low body masses for their age group.
  11. wasting (or) thinness (noun) – low weight for height. Wasted children who are thin for their height.
  12. distress (noun) – anguish, suffering, pain.
  13. persistently (adverb) – continuously, endlessly, relentlessly, permanently.
  14. legislation (noun) – body of laws, rules, regulations, statutes.
  15. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  16. safeguard (noun) – protectionshield, defence, safety measure.
  17. lean on (phrasal verb) – depend on, rely on, count on, bank on.
  18. a host of (noun) – lot, large number, great quantity.
  19. entitle (verb) – allow, empower, authorize.
  20. set down (phrasal verb) – establish something (as a rule/principle).
  21. comprehensive (adjective) – all-inclusive, broad-based, complete/thorough.
  22. outline (verb) – indicate, summarize.
  23. specifics (noun) – details, niceties, finer points, particulars.
  24. magistrate (noun) – the judicial officers or civil officers of a state who handle minor legal cases in a specific area like town, district etc.
  25. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  26. growing (adjective) – increasing.
  27. matrimonial (adjective) – relating to marriage.
  28. litigation (noun) – legal case.
  29. drag on (phrasal verb) – continue, prolong, extend, protract (over a period of time).
  30. cobweb (noun) – spider’s web; something alike spider’s web which is confusing/complex.
  31. misery (noun) – pain, grief, anguish, agony, distress, torment, suffering.
  32. vulnerable (adjective) – unsafe, unprotected, unguarded.
  33. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, establish, institute, determine.
  34. Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005 (noun) – an Act of the Parliament of India enacted to protect women from domestic violence
  35. Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) (noun) – The Code of Criminal Procedure (in India). The main legislation on procedure for administration of substantive criminal law in India. It was enacted in 1973 and came into force on 1 April 1974. CrPC tells about the criminal trial procedure.
  36. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 (noun) – an Act to amend and codify the law relating to marriage among Hindus.
  37. inequitable (adjective) – biased, unfair, unjust, discriminatory.
  38. proceedings (noun) – legal action, legal proceedings, lawsuit.
  39. take note (phrase) – pay attention, take into consideration, watch.
  40. perhaps (adverb) – maybepossibly.
  41. bear/keep in mind (phrase) – take into account, consider.
  42. vastness (noun) – hugeness, immensity, enormity/magnitude.
  43. inequity (noun) – bias, prejudice, discrimination.
  44. decree (noun) – order, law, dictum, fiat.
  45. overlook (verb) – miss, fail to notice, leave unnoticed.
  46. discourse (noun) – discussion, conversation, communication, expression.
  47. mean (verb) – lead to, result in, give rise to, bring about, cause.
  48. destitution (noun) – poverty, impoverishment, hardship, privation.
  49. vagrancy (noun) – the condition of homelessness without regular employment or income.
  50. glimmer (noun) – (a faint) sign, trace/ray, hint (of light/hope).


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