The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021

The Allahabad High Court ruling that people marrying under the Special Marriage Act, 1954, can choose not to publicise their union with a notice 30 days… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Private space) – Jan 16, 2021:

  1. public notice (noun) – a notice given to the public regarding certain types of legal proceedings.
  2. Special Marriage Act (1954) (noun) – a legislation to govern marriages that could not be solemnised/performed according to religious customs/traditions – which essentially meant inter-faith or inter-caste marriages.
  3. optional (adjective) – non-compulsory, non-mandatory.
  4. inter- (prefix) – between.
  5. inter-faith (adjective) – between different religions; relating to members of different religions.
  6. publicise (verb) – make public, disclose, reveal.
  7. union (noun) – marriage, wedding, partnership.
  8. in advance (phrase) – earlier, before.
  9. pushback (noun) – resistance, opposition, disagreement, force back, repulse drive.
  10. problematic (adjective) – difficult, troublesome, complex.
  11. Anti-conversion laws or Freedom of Religion Acts (noun) – state-level statutes that have been enacted to regulate religious conversions.
  12. irritant (noun) – annoyance, irritation, problem.
  13. get (something) out of the way (phrase) – to finish something.
  14. inter-faith marriage (noun) – sometimes called a “mixed marriage”, is a marriage between spouses having/professing/affirming faith in different religions. (spouse means a husband or wife).
  15. in the name of (phrase) – for the sake of, at the behest of.
  16. bogey (noun) – nightmare/anathema, curse, bane.
  17. love jihad (noun) – also called Romeo Jihad; “Love jihad” is a term used by right-wing activists to refer to the alleged campaign of Muslims forcing Hindu girls to convert in the guise of love. (guise means outward appearance or false show).
  18. mandatorily (adverb) – compulsorily, necessarily.
  19. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  20. objection (noun) – complaint, disapproval, opposition.
  21. Right to Privacy (noun) – the right to privacy is a fundamental right and is an integral part of the right to life and liberty. It refers to a legal framework that provides individuals a legal right to protect their or their data’s privacy.
  22. solemnise (verb) – perform, ceremonialize (a ceremony, especially that of marriage).
  23. enable (verb) – permit, allow, facilitate.
  24. interpretation (noun) – explanation, understanding/reading, inference, clarification.
  25. uphold (verb) – preserve, protect, maintain; vindicate/validate.
  26. invade (verb) – violate, encroach on, infringe on, trespass on, obtrude on.
  27. liberty (noun) – freedom, independence.
  28. sphere (noun) – an area of activity; a field of activity; domain, realm.
  29. interference (noun) – intervention, meddling, unwarranted involvement.
  30. state actor (noun) – a state actor is a person who is acting on behalf of a governmental body.
  31. non-state actor (noun) – an individual or organization that has significant political influence.
  32. plea (noun) – appeal, petition.
  33. invasion (noun) – violation, infringement, breach.
  34. undoubtedly (adverb) – admittedly, doubtlessly, beyond question.
  35. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  36. The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020 (noun) – It, commonly called the anti-love jihad ordinance, provides prohibition of unlawful conversion of one religion to another by “misrepresentation, force, undue influence, coercion, allurement, or by any fraudulent means or by marriage”.
  37. mandate (verb) – make mandatory.
  38. magistrate (noun) – the judicial officers or civil officers of a state who handle minor legal cases in a specific area like town, district etc.
  39. conduct (verb) – perform, act (in a specified way).
  40. explicit (adjective) – clear, straightforward, definite, specific, categorical.
  41. cite (verb) – refer to, make reference to, mention, point to.
  42. progressive (adjective) – forward-looking, forward-thinking, advanced, liberal.


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