The Hindu Editorial (#UsToo) – Oct 12, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (#UsToo) – Oct 12, 2018

In what has been called India’s MeToo moment, the social media is thick with women coming forth with stories of sexual harassment. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (#UsToo) – Oct 12, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (#UsToo) – Oct 12, 2018:

  1. thick with (adjective) – filled, packed, congested.
  2. harassment (noun) – persecution/abuse, aggressive intimidation, persistent annoyance.
  3. aftermath (noun) – consequence, result/outcome, repercussion.
  4. at the hands of (phrase) – as a consequence of actions (suffer, get hurt & be treated badly by someone).
  5. trauma (noun) – torment, distress, suffering.
  6. testimony (noun) – proof, evidence, witness.
  7. proposition (verb) – propose sex with, make sexual overture (signal/offer) to, make an indecent proposal to.
  8. stalk (verb) –  chase/follow consistently; persecute, harass/trouble persistently.
  9. breezily (adverb) – in a casual, relaxed way, easily.
  10. boys will be boys (phrase) – used to tell that it is not a surprise or unusual when boys or men behave badly, aggressively & etc,.
  11. currency (noun) – publicity, exposure; popularity.
  12. corroborate (verb) – confirm, verify/certify, validate.
  13. systemic (adjective) – constructional, organizational.
  14. outpouring (noun) – a sudden release of strong emotion.
  15. grave (adjective) – (very) serious, crucial, critical.
  16. disquiet (noun) – distress, worry, anxiety.
  17. suppressed (verb) –  kept hidden/secret, restrained, muzzled/prevented.
  18. break free (phrasal verb) – escape, get away, get out.
  19. humiliation (noun) – embarrassment, disgrace, discomfiture.
  20. transgression (noun) – breach, violation, defiance.
  21. due process (noun) – fair treatment (per established principles & procedures).
  22. deem (verb) – regard as, consider; think/judge.
  23. proportionate (adjective) – corresponding, comparable, equivalent.
  24. misdemeanour (noun) – wrongdoing, evil deed, crime act.
  25. disregard (noun) – indifference, inattention, negligence.
  26. bind (verb) – tie, hold together, secure.
  27. internalise (verb) – accept/agree, personalise, embody.
  28. autonomy (noun) –  independence, individualism, self-determination,.
  29. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, unfairness/inequity.


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