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July 27, 2016

English Vocabulary from "The Hindu" - 21st July 2016

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Hai  Friends I'm Kani. Here I'm sharing English Vocabulary from Editorial section of The Hindu dated 21st July 2016. Happy reading :)

Note : Click on the title to read the Editorial

Topic 1 : "Dangerous vigilantism"
  • Vigilantism - The unofficial way to prevent crime (because they do not think that official organizations, such as the police, are controlling crime effectively)
  • Reverberations - effects that spread and affect a lot of people
  • Inflicted - to force someone to experience something very unpleasant
  • Protests -  an occasion when people show that they disagree with something by standing somewhere, shouting, carrying signs, etc
  • Agitations - the situation in which people protest or argue, especially in public, in order to achieve a particular type of change
  • Shut down - stopped
  • Adopted - choose to take up or follow (an idea, method, or course of action)
  • Bore - to tolerate or endure something, especially something unpleasant
  • Assailants - people who physically attack others
  • Stripped -  to remove the clothing of someone
  • Flogged - beat (someone) with a stick as a punishment
  • Bound - tied with a rope
  • Paraded - a large number of people walking or in vehicles, all going in the same direction
  • Accusations - a statement saying that someone has done something wrong
  • Skinning - remove the skin from an animal
  • Redressal - give payment for a wrong that has been done
  • Consuming - eating / drinking
  • Carcass - the body of a dead animal
  • Mobilisation - to organize or prepare something, such as a group of people, for a purpose
  • Succumbing - die from the effect of a disease or injury
  • Stone-pelting - to throw a number of stones quickly at someone or something
  • Comprehensive - complete and including everything that is necessary
  • Holistic - dealing with or treating the whole of something or someone and not just a part
  • Confrontationist - to fight or argue
  • Firefighting - the activity of stopping fires burning
  • Victim - a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident, or other event or action
  • Condemned - expressed complete disapproval of something
  • Atrocity - an extremely cruel act
  • Assault - a physical attack
  • Corner - to force somebody into a situation from which they cannot easily escape
  • Reprisal - activity against another person, especially as a punishment
  • Pursuit - the act of trying to achieve a plan, activity, or situation, usually over a long period of time
  • Consolidation - make (something) physically stronger or more solid
  • Intimidation - to frighten or warn someone, usually in order to convince them to do something that you want them to do
  • Unequivocally - expressed in a clear way

Topic 2 : "Many lives in one jail term"

  • Consecutive - following each other continuously
  • Convicted - to decide officially in a law court that someone is guilty of a crime
  • Offence - an illegal act
  • Trial - a formal examination of evidence by a judge, in order to decide guilt in a case of criminal or civil proceedings
  • Infrequent - not occurring often /  rare
  • Odium - ​hate and strong disapproval
  • Enormity -  very great size or importance
  • Concurrently - happening or existing at the same time
  • Subsumes - to include / absorb something
  • Self-proclaimed - said or announced about yourself
  • Irrational - not logical or reasonable
  • Anomalous - different from normal / standard
  • Remission - cancellation
  • Commutation - the act of changing a punishment to one that is less serious
  • Contrary - opposite in nature
  • Overruled - rejected
  • Permissible - permitted / allowed
  • Unlike - different from
  • Robust - strong
  • Probation - a period of time when a criminal must behave well and not commit any more crimes in order to avoid being sent to prison
  • Parole - permission for a prisoner to be released before their period in prison is finished, with the agreement that they will behave well
  • On the other hand - in a way that is different from the first thing you mentioned
  • Convict - someone who is in prison because they are guilty of a crime
  • Occasionally - sometimes but not often
  • Crops up - appear / occur
  • Deterrent - to discourage someone from doing something
  • Retributive - punishment that someone deserves because they have done something very bad
  • Reformative - able to improve something
  • Restorative - having the ability to get back to the previous condition
  • Paradigm - a typical example or pattern of something / pattern or model
  • Judge-centric - based on judge
  • Discretion - the right or ability to decide something
  • Aggravating - making you feel angry
  • Mitigating - making something less harmful, unpleasant, or bad
  • Heinous - very bad and shocking
  • Verdict - judgement
  • Condign - appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing
  • Befit - suitable
  • Merely - just / only
  • Retributive - punishment that someone deserves because they have done something very bad

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