The Hindu Editorial (Towards racial justice) – Apr 22, 2021
A U.S. judge found Derek Chauvin, a Minneapolis police officer, guilty of murdering an unarmed African-American man, George Floyd, an incident last May that ignited a nationwide storm of protest against… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Towards racial justice) – Apr 22, 2021.
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- conviction (noun) – pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
- police reform (noun) – it aims to transform the values, culture, policies and practices of police organizations so that police can perform their duties with respect for democratic values, human rights and the rule of law.
- build bridges (phrase) – encourage/support the friendly relationship between different groups.
- guilty (adjective) – culpable, at fault, blameworthy, accountable/responsible for misconduct.
- unarmed (adjective) – defenceless, without arms/weapons, weaponless, open to attack.
- ignite (verb) – kindle, trigger, instigate, provoke.
- storm (noun) – outburst, outbreak, eruption, outpouring, surge.
- brutality (noun) – cruelty, barbarity, inhumanity.
- outpouring (noun) – outburst, eruption, outflowing, cascade, a lot of something happening at the same time.
- injustice (noun) – lack of justice, unfairness, misdeed, unjust/unfair act.
- convict (verb) – declare guilty, find guilty, sentence.
- first-degree murder (noun) – a premeditated, intentional killing; felony murder.
- second-degree murder (noun) – an unplanned, intentional killing; A death caused by a reckless disregard for human life.
- third-degree murder (noun) – an unplanned, unintentional killing that is not part of another felony (Involuntary-you fall and push someone off a ledge by accident & Voluntary-you push/punch someone and unintentionally kill them).
- manslaughter (noun) – killing, murder.
- felony (noun) – grave, most serious, unethical, immoral (crime).
- encounter (noun) – violent incident/event.
- last (verb) – continue, go on, carry on, proceed.
- pin (verb) – hold, restrain, press.
- clarion call (noun) – a strong request/demand/appeal for something (action) to be done.
- erstwhile (adjective) – old, previous, former, then.
- fan (verb) – intensify, increase, exacerbate.
- outrage (noun) – fury, anger, rage, disapproval, wrath, resentment.
- radical left (noun) – it refers collectively to people who hold extreme left-wing political views.
- send in (phrasal verb) – to order military forces/troops to deal with a crisis/problem.
- National Guard (noun) – (in the US) the unique military force with the dual (state & federal) job; Each state, Washington DC and US territories have a national guard, and serve a dual state and federal mission.
- frontrunner (noun) – expected winner, probable winner.
- contrarily (adverb) – in a conflicting manner.
- fan the flames (phrase) – increase feelings/emotions.
- seek (verb) – try, attempt, aim.
- plague (verb) – harass, bedevil, persecute, trouble.
- result in (phrasal verb) – cause, bring on, bring about, call forth, give rise to.
- laden with (adjective) – loaded, burdened, oppressed.
- pitfall (noun) – danger, risk, problem.
- render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
- at hand (phrase) – readily available, handy, within reach; nearby, coming soon, about to happen.
- formidable (adjective) – difficult, taxing, demanding, challenging.
- in the wake of (phrase) – as a result of, in the aftermath of, as a consequence of.
- fell (verb) – kill.
- to name but a few (phrase) – to give only a few examples, even though there are a lot of examples available.
- drop (verb) – abandon, discontinue, cancel, give up, discard.
- Plea bargain (noun) – plea bargaining refers to a person charged with a criminal offence negotiating with the prosecution for a lesser punishment than what is provided in law by pleading guilty to a less serious offence. It is common in the United States, and has been a successful method of avoiding protracted and complicated trials.
- civil settlement (noun) – In Civil Law, Settlement refers to the legal agreement adopted by opposing parties before or during court proceedings.
- people of colour (noun) – it is primarily used in the United States to describe people who are not considered white.
- of the sort (phrase) – something of the type just mentioned.
- bring about (phrasal verb) – cause, create, produce.
- measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
- empathy (noun) – affection, fellow feeling, compassion, neighbourliness.
- nuance (noun) – fine distinction, subtle difference/subtlety/nicety, subtle variation.
- policing (noun) – the enforcement of rules/regulations; overseeing, monitoring, inspection.
- ambitious (adjective) – formidable, challenging, demanding.
- chokehold (noun) – an act of putting one’s hands around someone’s neck tightly to restrict/control him.
- immunity (noun) – protection, impunity, exemption from something.
- accountability (noun) – responsibility, liability, answerability.
- steep climb (noun) – (very) difficult job.
- unlikely (adjective) – doubtful, implausible, improbable.
- eschew (verb) – reject, avoid, deny, abstain from, refrain from.
- allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
- defund (verb) – reallocate or redirect funding away from.
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