The Hindu Editorial (Sex and power) – Feb 27, 2020
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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Sex and power) – Feb 27, 2020:
- conviction (noun) – sentence, judgement, verdict.
- vindication (noun) – justification, proof, warrant, rationalization.
- felony (noun) – grave, most serious, unethical, immoral (crime).
- testify (verb) – give evidence, be a witness, be proof of.
- assault (verb) – rape, sexually assault, molest.
- touchstone (noun) – point of reference, model, example, criterion, indicator.
- hold someone responsible/accountable for (phrase) – blame someone for something.
- harassment (noun) – persecution, persistent annoyance, coercion/intimidation.
- prosecution (noun) – legal action/trail, legal proceeding, litigation.
- alleged (adjective) – supposed, claimed, professed/purported.
- forensic (adjective) – relating to the application of scientific knowledge & methods to legal problems and legal proceeding.
- allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
- credibility (noun) – trustworthiness, reliability, integrity.
- consensual (adjective) – relating to consensus/consent; in agreement with those who involved.
- further (verb) – promote, advance, forward.
- predator (noun) – a person who is cruelly exploiting other people. (an animal that hunts and kills other animals for food).
- premeditated (verb) – intentional, deliberate, pre-planned.
- leverage (verb) – use, make use of, utilize (to maximum gain).
- buy someone’s silence (phrase) – pay accusers (victims) to keep the accusations secret in order to shield/protect oneself (sexual predator) from legal liability.
- in the first degree (phrase) – of the most serious type of criminal sex act/rape charge. According to New York law, a person is guilty of this crime if they engage “in criminal sex act/sexual intercourse with another person” by “forcible compulsion” or if the victim is “incapable of consent by reason of being physically helpless”.
- in the third degree (phrase) – of the serious type of criminal sex act/rape charge. According to New York law, a person is guilty of this crime if they engage “in criminal sex act/sexual intercourse with another person without such person’s consent”.
- acquit (verb) – free/clear from a criminal charge, exonerate, declare innocent.
- predatory (adjective) – exploitative, rapacious, greedy.
- kick off (phrasal verb) – begin, start, get going.
- activist (noun) – advocate, champion, supporter (of a political or societal change/cause).
- traumatic (adjective) – shocking, distressing, disturbing.
- reverberate (verb) – resound, resonate, repeat.
- means (noun) – method, way, mode.
- high-profile (adjective) – most important, prominent, attracting much public attention.
- impropriety (noun) – wrongdoing, misconduct, offence.
- outpouring (noun) – a sudden release of strong emotion.
- centre on (verb) – focus, concentrate, pivot, be based.
- considerable (adjective) – distinguished, influential, significant, prominent.
- standing (noun) – status, ranking, social position, reputation.
- defamation (noun) – character assassination, libel/misrepresentation.
- unearth (verb) – detect, discover, find out.
- seamy (adjective) – disreputable, corrupt, unpleasant.
- shine a light on (phrase) – to make something clear and understandable.
- give pause (phrase) – make serious; cause someone to think carefully before doing something.
- cavalier (adjective) – indifferent, casual, unconcerned; without concern for something important or serious.
- consent (noun) – permission, authorization, approval.
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