The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised: on the Transgender Persons Bill, 2018) Vocab – 20 Dec, 2018

The passage of a Bill in the Lok Sabha to secure the rights of transgender persons is a progressive step towards extending constitutional protection to this highly marginalised community.

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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised: on the Transgender Persons Bill, 2018) – Dec 20, 2018.

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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Rights, revised: on the Transgender Persons Bill, 2018) – Dec 20, 2018


  • Progressive (adjective) प्रगतिशील
    Meaning – Favouring change or innovation.
    Synonyms – liberal, forward-looking, reforming.
    Sentence – The most progressive art school in Britain.
  • Marginalised (adjective) हाशिये पर
    Meaning – (of a person, group, or concept) treated as insignificant or peripheral.
    Sentence – Members of marginalized cultural groups.
  • Fall short of (phrase) 
    Meaning – be deficient/inadequate/insufficient; fail to meet/reach.
  • Stakeholder (noun) हितधारक
    Meaning – a person with an interest in something.
    Sentence – Online privacy is of interest to many different stakeholders in the Internet society.
  • Envisage (verb) परिकल्पना
    Meaning – Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
    Synonyms – foresee, predict, forecast.
    Sentence – I do not pretend to be able to envisage all the various possibilities.
  • Queer (noun) लिंग-समलैंगिक
    Meaning – A person who does not subscribe to conventional gender distinctions but identifies with neither, both, or a combination of male and female genders.
    Sentence – Lyndon is a 20-year-old polyamorous, pansexual genderqueer.
  • Legitimate (adjective) – वैध
    Meaning – Conforming to the law or to rules.
    Synonyms – valid, logical, lawful/authentic.
    Sentence – The appellant had no other legitimate purpose for making the claim.
  • Bar (noun) – रोक
    Meaning – A barrier or restriction to an action or advance.
    Synonyms – restriction, barrier, block.
    Sentence – Political differences are not necessarily a bar to a good relationship.
  • Harassment (noun) – उत्पीड़न
    Meaning – Aggressive pressure or intimidation.
    Synonyms – persecution/abuse, aggressive intimidation, persistent annoyance.
    Sentence – He says that Safina activists continue to face harassment and persecution.
  • Flee (verb) – भागना
    Meaning – Run away from a place or situation of danger.
    Synonyms – run away, take flight, escape.
    Sentence – A Leigh man accused of burglary fled from a police station after being charged.
  • Criminalise (verb) – अपराध
    Meaning – make something (an activity) illegal.
    Sentence – The government’s anti-union laws have criminalised essential union activity.
  • Entice (verb) लुभाने
    Meaning – Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage.
    Synonyms – attract, tempt, persuade.
    Sentence – India is painted vibrantly, enticing the audience to experience it for themselves.
  • Alms (noun) भिक्षा
    Meaning – offerings or handouts such as food or money.
    Synonyms – gifts, donation, donations, charity, handout
    Sentence – They also served as parish priests and offered hospitality to travellers and alms to the poor.
  • Far-reaching (adjective) – दूरगामी
    Meaning – Having important and widely applicable effects or implications.
    Synonyms – important, major, significant.
    Sentence – The far-reaching implications of this are surely of extreme importance.
  • Provision (noun) – प्रावधान
    Meaning – A condition or requirement in a legal document.
    Synonyms – term, clause, condition.
    Sentence – There is no basis under the provisions of the Immigration Rules for him to be admitted here.
  • High-minded (adjective) महामना
    Meaning – Having strong moral principles.
    Synonyms – decent, idealistic, right-thinking.
    Sentence – There was nothing high-minded about the way he played politics.
  • Zealous (adjective) – उत्साही
    Meaning – Having or showing zeal.
    Synonyms – passionate, devout, fervent.
    Sentence – Early radicalisation did not equal zealous ideological commitment.


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