The Hindu Editorial (Ending impunity: on Hashimpura Massacre) Vocab – 01 Nov, 2018

The conviction of 16 personnel of the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) for the massacre of Muslims committed 31 years ago is a rare instance of the justice system responding to the cry for accountability and justice.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Ending impunity: on Hashimpura massacre) – Nov 01, 2018.

  • Impunity (Noun) – दण्ड से मुक्ति
    Meaning – Exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.

    Synonyms – Immunity, Exemption/Freedom from punishment, Special treatment.
    Sentence – Some ministers seem to be able to break the rules with impunity.
  • Massacre (Noun) – नरसंहार
    Meaning – An indiscriminateand brutal slaughter of many people.
    Synonyms – Mass murder/Killing, Mass destruction, Slaughter.
    Sentence – The chopper pilot, however, did not report the massacre.
  • Retrieve (Verb)पुनः प्राप्त
    Meaning – Get or bring (something) back from somewhere.
    Synonyms – Get back, Bring back, Recover, Regain (possession of).
    Sentence – I have sent both of them to retrieve the rightful king.
  • Conviction (Noun) – दोषसिद्धि
    Meaning –  A formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence.
    Synonyms – Declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence.
    Sentence – She had a previous conviction for a similar offence.
  • Systemic (Adjective) – प्रणालीगत
    Meaning – Relating to a system, especially as opposed to a particular part.
    Synonyms – Constructional, Organizational, Configurational.
    Sentence – It is a systemic, chronic failure of a management right across the totality of the agency.
  • Perfunctory (Adjective) – असावधान, बेपरवाह
    Meaning – (of an action) carried out without real interest, feeling, or effort.

    Synonyms – Casual, Uninterested, Careless, Desultory
    Sentence – I performed a few perfunctory twirls and made good my escape.
  • Abduct (adjective) – अपहरण करना
    Meaning – Take (someone) away illegally by force or deception
    Synonyms – Kidnap, Hold hostage, Hijack.
    Sentence – You hear about people abducting kids all the time.
  • Canal (Noun) – नहर, नाली
    Meaning – An artificial waterway constructed to allow the passage of boats or ships inland or to convey water for irrigation.

    Synonyms – inland waterway, channel, waterway.
    Sentence – Keeping enough water in the canal to guarantee ships passage has become a problem.
  • Charge sheet (noun) – आरोप पत्र
    Meaning – A record made in a police station of the charges against a person.
    Sentence – He also refused to sign the charge sheet without lawyers present.
  • Personnel (noun) – कर्मियों, कर्मचारी वर्ग
    Meaning – People employed in an organization or engaged in an organized undertaking such as military service.

    Synonyms – Staff, Employees, Workforce, Manpower.
    Sentence – Many of the personnel involved require training.
  • Prosecution (noun) – अभियोग
    Meaning – The institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.
    Synonyms – indictment, accusation, denunciation, trial, charge, summons, citation.
    Sentence – Two people are facing possible prosecutions for malicious or criminal damage.
  • Testimony (noun) – गवाही, साक्ष्य
    Meaning – A formal written or spoken statement, especially one given in a court of law.
    Synonyms – Proof, Evidence, Witness.

    Sentence – At the first session in September the court heard the testimony of the two experts.
  • Acquit (Verb) – बरी करना, अपराधमुक्त करना
    Meaning – Free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.

    Synonyms – Absolve, Clear, Exonerate, Exculpate, Declare innocent, 
    Sentence – The jury acquitted Bream of murder.
  • En masse (Adverb) – सामूहिक रूप से
    Meaning – In a group, all together.
    Synonyms – together, all together, as a group, in a body, as one, as a whole.
    Sentence – the cabinet immediately resigned en masse.
  • Travesty (noun) – भड़ौआ, उपहासात्मक रचना
    Meaning – A false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
    Synonyms – misrepresentation, distortion, perversion, corruption, poor imitation, poor substitute.
    Sentence – The showpeople left calling it a travesty of justice.
  • Nail (verb)जकड़ना, पकड़ना
    Meaning – To serve as a hook
    Synonyms – catch, capture, arrest.
    Sentence – Have you nailed the killer?
  • Plea (noun) – दलील
    Meaning – A request made in an urgent and emotional manner.

    Synonyms – Petition, Appeal, Entreaty, Supplication.
    Sentence – He made an urgent plea for the public to help catch the dealers.
  • Deployment (noun) – तैनाती, परिनियोजन
    Meaning – The movement of military troops to a particular place.
    Sentence – A majority of Australians had disapproved of the troop deployment.
  • Pinpoint (verb) – सटीक, तुच्छ, ठीक
    Synonyms – Identity, Distinguish, Recognize, Correct, Unerring.
  • Culpability (noun) – दोषी, अभियोज्यता
    Meaning – Responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.
    Synonyms – Guilt, blame, fault, responsibility, accountability, liability, answerability
    Sentence – A level of moral culpability.
  • Unconscionable (adjective)बेशरम
    Meaning – 
    Not right or reasonable.
    Synonyms – unethical, immoral, indefensible, amoral, unprincipled.

    Sentence – the unconscionable conduct of his son.
  • Habituate (verb) – आदत डालना
    Meaning – Make or become accustomed or used to something.

    Synonyms – acclimatize, adjust, accustom, make used, acculturate.
    Sentence – All birds had 10 days to habituate to the aviary.
  • Prejudice (noun) – पक्षपात, प्रतिकूल प्रभाव
    Meaning – Preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.

    Synonyms – Bigotry, intolerance, discrimination, preconception.
    Sentence – Governments tend to impose the opinions and prejudices of the majority.


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