The Hindu Editorial (Rape and marriage) – Mar 04, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Rape and marriage) – Mar 04, 2021

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  1. marital (adjective) – matrimonial; relating to marriage/wedding.
  2. perpetrator (noun) – someone who does immoral, harmful, and illegal activity; offender, criminal, wrongdoer/evil-doer, culprit.
  3. consent (noun) – agreement, assent, approval.
  4. civilized (adjective) – cultured.
  5. framework (noun) – structure, system organization.
  6. exploitative (adjective) – unprincipled, unethical, immoral, dishonest, fraudulent.
  7. context (noun) – situation; circumstances, conditions, state of affairs.
  8. insensitive (adjective) – harsh, cruel, heartless, unfeeling, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unconcerned.
  9. to the core (phrase) – completely, totally, absolutely, entirely.
  10. judiciary (noun) – judges
  11. the judiciary (noun) – a branch of government in which judicial power is vested.
  12. mete out (phrasal verb) – dispense, give out, hand out (a punishment).
  13. the accused (noun) – a person who has been arrested for or formally charged with a crime.
  14. find out (phrasal verb) – notice, note, come to know, get to know.
  15. activist (noun) – a person who supports a political or societal change/cause.
  16. misogyny (noun) – prejudice, dislike, hatred (of women).
  17. patriarchal (adjective) – relating to cultures or societies that are controlled by men.
  18. failing (noun) – fault, shortcoming, weakness, imperfection, defect, flaw.
  19. arduous (adjective) – difficult, hard.
  20. offensive (adjective) – insulting, rude, hurtful, objectionable, displeasing, annoying, irritating, humiliating, impolite, unacceptable, shocking.
  21. recount (verb) – tell, narrate, describe, detail.
  22. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  23. brutally (adverb) – cruelly, savagely, ruthlessly.
  24. attract (verb) – draw, pull; arouse, evoke.
  25. Criminal Law (Amendment) Act (noun) – After Nirbhaya gang rape in 2012, in 2013 amendments were made to the Criminal law to lay down stringent punishments to deal with sex crimes against women, which is why the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013, popularly came to be known as the ‘Nirbhaya Act’. The new Act also recognised certain acts as offences that were hitherto dealt with separately under IPC. These are acid attack (Sec 326B), sexual harassment (Sec 354A), act with intention to disrobe a woman (Sec 354B), voyeurism (Sec 354C), and stalking (Sec 354D).
  26. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  27. European Commission of Human Rights (noun) – The European Commission on Human Rights became obsolete in 1998 with the restructuring of the European Court of Human Rights, but it held an important role in assisting the European Court of Human Rights from 1953 to 1998. Their role was to consider if a petition was admissible to the Court. If so, the Commission would examine the petition to determine the facts of the case and look for parties that could help settle the case in a friendly manner. If a friendly settlement could not take place, the Commission would issue a report on the established facts with an opinion on whether or not a violation had occurred.
  28. endorse (verb) – uphold, support, ratify, approve, justify.
  29. regardless of (phrase) – despite, notwithstanding, in spite of.
  30. sentence (noun) – verdict, punishment; prison term, life sentence, jail term.
  31. prescribe (verb) – stipulate, lay down, impose, order.
  32. scar (noun) – mark, lasting effect of an emotion; (damage, shock, suffering).
  33. raw (adjective) – (of an emotion) strong, intense, vehement, powerful, acute.
  34. echo (verb) – repeat, say again, restate, reiterate.
  35. deep-set (adjective) – ingrained, well established, long-established.
  36. prejudice (noun) – discrimination, partiality, intolerance, bigotry.
  37. gender parity (noun) – gender equality; It is the view that everyone should receive equal treatment and not be discriminated against based on their gender.
  38. blatantly (adverb) – openly, flagrantly, glaringly, shamelessly.
  39. tilt (verb) – change.
  40. scales (noun) – a simple balance (a pair of scales) (weighing machine).
  41. tilt the scales/balance (phrase) – to change the balance of a situation, so that one side is gaining an advantage.


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