The Hindu Editorial (Conscience call) – Apr 21, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Conscience call) – Apr 21, 2018

The scale of the humanitarian crisis faced by Rohingya refugees was highlighted this month when Myanmar claimed it had repatriated a family of five.For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Conscience call) – Apr 21, 2018.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Conscience call) – Apr 21, 2018.  

  1. conscience call (noun) – an appeal/need/necessity to be made on inner voice, moral sense, sense of right and wrong.
  2. humanitarian crisis (noun) – humanitarian disaster; it is defined as a singular event or a series of events that are threatening in terms of health, safety or well being of a community or large group of people. It may be an internal or external conflict and usually occurs throughout a large land area.
  3. repatriate (verb) – send (a person) back to his/her own country.
  4. struck past participle of strike (verb) –  sign, reach, arrive at.
  5. persecution (noun) – ill treatment/hostility, discrimination, oppression.
  6. flee (verb) – run away, take flight, escape. flight (noun) – fleeing, departure, escape.
  7. hazardous (adjective) – risky, dangerous; unsafe/perilous.
  8. reckon (verb) – calculate, work out; estimate/evaluate.
  9. forefront (noun) – vanguard, leading position, driving force.
  10. precariously (adverb) – insecurely; unsafely, weakly/unsteadily, uncertainly, dependently.
  11. legacy (noun) – tradition, inheritance, bequest/heritage.
  12. succour (noun) – aid/help/support, assistance, relief.
  13. confront (verb) – trouble, bother, burden.
  14. obtain in (verb) – be present in, exist, prevail.
  15. conducive (adjective) – favourable, beneficial, advantageous.
  16. ethnic (adjective) – relating to a population subgroup (cultural, national, traditional/folk) with a common national or cultural tradition.
  17. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  18. inhabitants (noun) – people, public, community, folk.
  19. ethnic cleansing (noun) – the mass expulsion or killing of an ethnic group members in a place by an another one, particularly a majoritarian group in that place.
  20. plaudits (noun) – praise/acclaim, kudos, commendation.
  21. ancestry (noun) – line of descent, family tree, origin/heredity.
  22. yield (verb) – produce, provide, generate/realize.

Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Conscience call) – Apr 21, 2018.

The Hindu Editorial (Conscience call) - Apr 21, 2018


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