The Hindu Editorial (Corrective voice) – Mar 24, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Corrective voice) – Mar 24, 2021

While recognising society’s deep-rooted patriarchy and initiating a course correction in the way the judiciary itself views gender rights, the Supreme Court went back to Henrik Ibsen,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Corrective voice) – Mar 24, 2021.

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  1. corrective (adjective) – remedial, restorative, curative, reparative; correctional, punitive, reformatory.
  2. voice (noun) – expression; opinion, view.
  3. patriarchy (noun) – a family/group/society/community/government controlled by a man/a group of men, descent described through male line of the family.
  4. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, frame, draw up.
  5. judiciary (noun) – judges
  6. the judiciary (noun) – a branch of government in which judicial power is vested.
  7. deep-rooted (adjective) – established, entrenched; fundamental, basic.
  8. course correction (noun) – modifying, improving, rectifying (the plan of action).
  9. go back (to) (phrasal verb) – revert to, return.
  10. feisty (adjective) – energetic, aggressive, strong/active.
  11. break free (phrase) – escape from.
  12. familial (adjective) – established, orthodox, customary, conventional.
  13. confines (noun) – boundaries, borders, limits.
  14. notion (noun) – idea, belief, opinion, view, conception, conviction.
  15. propriety (noun) – morality, correctness, rightness, good manners.
  16. set aside (phrasal verb) – overrule, overturn, reverse, revoke, rule against, nullify.
  17. absurd (adjective) – ridiculous, unreasonable, irrational, illogical, nonsensical, outrageous, shocking.
  18. bail (noun) – conditional, temporary release of an arrested/imprisoned person when a specified amount of security is deposited or pledged (as cash or property) to ensure his/her appearance in court when required.
  19. offender (noun) – criminal, wrongdoer/evil-doer, culprit.
  20. bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  21. exclusively (adverb) – particularly, only.
  22. masculine (adjective) – muscular, strong, potent, well built, powerfully built.
  23. proclamation (noun) – declaration, attestation, assertion, assurance.
  24. in the aftermath of (phrase) – as a consequence of, as a result of.
  25. reported (adjective) – supposed, seeming, apparent, alleged.
  26. virtual (adjective) – performing a task with the use of a computer, especially over a network.
  27. find out (phrasal verb) – observe, notice, note, get to know.
  28. misquote (verb) – misreport, misrepresent, misstate.
  29. refrain from (verb) – stop oneself, abstain, desist from, hold back.
  30. impose (verb) – force, thrust, inflict (an unwelcome decision).
  31. mandate (verb) – require, necessitate, make mandatory.
  32. compromise (noun) – agreement, understanding, settlement.
  33. reiterate (verb) – repeat, say again, restate.
  34. misogyny (noun) – prejudice, dislike, hatred (of women).
  35. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
  36. of one’s choice (phrase) – as decided/desired by oneself.
  37. lean on (phrasal verb) – depend on, rely on, count on, bank on.
  38. Bangkok General Guidance forJudges on Applying a Gender Perspective in Southeast Asia (noun) – “The Bangkok General Guidance for Judges in Applying a Gender Perspective” was discussed and adopted by judges from Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Indonesia, at a gathering in Bangkok from 24 to 25 June 2016, hosted by the ICJ (International Commission of Jurists) and UN Women. The General Guidance is aimed at assisting judges and others in the justice sector to effectively incorporate a gender perspective in their work. The General Guidance is especially significant as it reaffirms that customs and traditions should not be invoked to justify discrimination against women.
  39. a host of (noun) – a lot, large number, great quantity.
  40. stereotype (noun) – an oversimplified and/or unfair belief or idea that groups of people have particular characteristics or that all people in a group are the same.
  41. household (noun) – family, house.
  42. submissive (adjective) – non-resisting, compliant, yielding, obedient, accommodating.
  43. obedient (adjective) – compliant, amenable, yielding, unresisting.
  44. ingrained (adjective) – entrenched, established, deep-rooted, firmly fixed.
  45. prejudice (noun) – discrimination, partiality, intolerance, bigotry.
  46. acknowledge (verb) – admit, accept, realize.
  47. bitter reality (noun) – painful reality, sad truth.
  48. shroud (verb) – cover, cloak, veil, conceal/hide.
  49. a culture of silence (noun) – a conspiracy of silence; it describes the behavior of a group of people of some size (large/small) that by unspoken consensus (by silent agreement) does not mention, discuss, or acknowledge a given subject.
  50. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  51. entrenched (adjective) – ingrained, established, embedded.
  52. equation (noun) – equivalence, equalization, balance.
  53. norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
  54. reflect (verb) – indicate, show, demonstrate, exhibit.
  55. incidence (noun) – occurrence.
  56. clamp down (phrasal verb) – suppress, prevent, stop, put an end to.
  57. gender/sex stereotype (noun) – unfair beliefs about how males and females should look/act/behave. For example, women are supposed to be sensitive, emotional and childish, and men are supposed to be tough and powerful. Another example is that girls should wear pink and play with dolls only and boys should wear blue and play with cars only.
  58. counterpart (noun) – equivalent, equal (person); fellow, peer.
  59. mission (noun) – assignment, a specific task/job, operation.
  60. call out (phrasal verb) – criticize someone for something (bad/incorrect) publicly and ask them to justify/explain it.
  61. paternalism (noun) – the behaviour of people in authority in a fatherly manner restricting rights or responsibilities of subordinate and make decisions on their own.
  62. break the silence (phrase) – talk about something that has not been discussed for a long period of time; give voice.
  63. bias (noun) – prejudice, partiality; unfairness, one-sidedness.
  64. reiteration (noun) – the process of repeating something (some action) for clarity/emphasis.
  65. stand on (phrasal verb) – be careful in carrying out something.
  66. gender parity (noun) – gender equality; It is the view that everyone should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.
  67. far from (phrase) – not, not at all.


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