The Hindu Editorial (Embracing children) – Jun 03, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Embracing children) – Jun 03, 2021

Well begun is not always half done, and, in any case, half done is never good enough. The Centre’s response to the Supreme Court that the modalities… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Embracing children) – Jun 03, 2021.

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  1. embrace (verb) – support, be in favour of, back, espouse.
  2. orphan (verb) – cause (a child) to become an orphan (a child who lost his/her parents).
  3. speedy (adjective) – rapid, swift, quick, fast.
  4. well begun is half done (phrase) – a good beginning will definitely lead to progress. Much depends on the beginning of any endeavor.
  5. modality (noun) – a particular method or procedure.
  6. expansive (adjective) – extensive, sweeping, wide-ranging, comprehensive.
  7. formulate (verb) – work out, plan, prepare, develop, create.
  8. rightly (adjective) – justifiably, fairly, appropriately, fittingly, suitably.
  9. fete (verb) – praise, acclaim, applaud.
  10. vulnerable (adjective) – relating to a weak/neglected person who is in need of special care/support/protection; ill-protected, easily affected by, prone to, at risk of.
  11. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  12. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, frame, draw up.
  13. procedural (adjective) – structured, well ordered, methodical, systematic, practical.
  14. formality (noun) – official procedure.
  15. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) (noun) – it is a statutory body under the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (CPCR) Act, 2005 under the administrative control of the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India. The Commission’s Mandate is to ensure that all Laws, Policies, Programmes, and Administrative Mechanisms are in consonance with the Child Rights perspective as enshrined in the Constitution of India and also the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 
  16. submission (noun) – proposal, suggestion, proposition, recommendation.
  17. in need of (phrase) – needing.
  18. run the risk (phrase) – do something that may cause something unpleasant/bad.
  19. trafficking (noun) – the activity of buying and selling goods/animal/people illegally; (illegal/illicit) trading, dealing.
  20. flesh trade (noun) – prostitution. 
  21. of the essence (phrase) – vitally important, essential, vital, urgent, indispensable.
  22. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  23. rescue (verb) – save.
  24. dawdle (verb) – be slow, waste time, linger, dally, take one’s time, drag one’s feet. 
  25. figure out (phrasal verb) – understand, comprehend, work out, find an answer/solution to.
  26. strategy (noun) – plan of action.
  27. swift (adjective) – prompt, rapid, immediate, quick, speedy, fast.
  28. mechanism (noun) – structure, system, procedure/method.
  29. kick start (verb) – to make something start quickly.
  30. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – apart from, in addition to.
  31. undertake (verb) – begin, start; launch into, enter on, embark on.
  32. beneficiary (noun) – recipientreceiver.
  33. agency (noun) – the capacity of individuals to act independently and to make their own free choices.
  34. of one’s own (phrase) – belongs or relates to oneself only.
  35. get by (phrasal verb) – manage, cope, make do, subsist (survive oneself).
  36. disruption (noun) – disturbance, interruption, obstruction, spoiling, wrecking.
  37. wrought (verb) – (old) past and past participle of work; cause, effect.
  38. devastating (adjective) – shocking, traumatic, crushing, extremely upsetting, distressing, terrible.
  39. sprang (past of spring) (verb) – announce/present/introduce suddenly.
  40. factor in (phrasal verb) – take into account, take into consideration, consider.
  41. safety net (noun) – something which gives protection against misfortune or difficulty.
  42. social security scheme/benefit (noun) – (In India) social security schemes/benefits cover these (Pension, Health Insurance, and Medical Benefit, Disability Benefit, Maternity Benefit, Gratuity) social insurances. Employers in the organized sector are entitled to coverage under these social security schemes. A large number of Indian workers in the unorganized/informal sector may not have an opportunity to participate in each of these schemes.
  43. PM CARES Fund (noun) – The Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund was created on 28 March 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic in India. The fund will be used for combating, and containment and relief efforts against the coronavirus outbreak and similar pandemic like situations in the future.
  44. far more (phrase) – a lot more, much more.
  45. schooling (noun) – school education.
  46. (go) the extra mile (phrase) – make a special effort at something in order to accomplish it successfully; to work very hard to reach a goal.
  47. fit (verb) – match, be in agreement with, be suitable for.
  48. criterion (noun) – basis, standard, norm, specification (criteria is the plural form of criterion).
  49. make sure (phrase) – check, confirm, make certain, ensure.
  50. exploit (verb) – take advantage of, make use of, utilize; abuse, misuse, ill-treat, cheat, victimize.
  51. with an eye on (phrase) – with an intention of; focus on a specific thing.
  52. eventual (adjective) – final, ultimate.
  53. bounty (noun) – recompense, remuneration, dividend, endowment, handout/reward.
  54. lines (noun) – procedure, way, method, process, manner.
  55. set up (phrasal verb) – create, start, begin, initiate, institute, establish.
  56. committed (adjective) – dutiful, hard-working, diligent; loyal, dedicated, faithful.
  57. periodic (adjective) – regular, recurrent, repeated, cyclical.
  58. in need (phrase) – requiring help, deprived, disadvantaged, underprivileged, in want, needy. 
  59. cornerstone (noun) – mainstay, linchpin, backbone, central component.
  60. onslaught (noun) – attack, assault, onrush, aggression.
  61. far from (phrase) – not, not at all.


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The Hindu Editorial (Embracing children) – Jun 03, 2021
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