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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