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Today’s article title is: Trio of women lawyers push for change in India’s creaking legal corridors

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RECUSE

Verb

Pronunciation: ri-kyooz 

Meaning: excuse oneself from a case because of a potential conflict of interest or lack of impartiality.

Usage: The judge will recuse himself on grounds of personal knowledge of the case 

Forms: Recusal (noun)


PATRIARCHAL

Adjective

Pronunciation: pey-tree-ahr-kuhl 

Meaning: relating to a patriarch/relating to or denoting a system of society or government controlled by men

Antonyms: matriarchal 

Usage: The societal constructs today are mostly patriarchal 

Forms: Patriarchy (noun)


MEAGER

Adjective

Pronunciation: mee-ger

Meaning: less plentiful than what is normal, necessary, or desirable

Synonyms: exiguous, hand-to-mouth, light, niggardly, poor, scant, scanty, scarce, skimp, skimpy, slender, slim, spare, sparing, sparse, stingy

Antonyms: abundant, ample, bountiful, copious, generous, liberal, plenteous, plentiful

Usage: And then he gave me a meager amount of food 


PARITY

Noun

Pronunciation: par-i-tee

Meaning: the state or fact of being exactly the same in number, amount, status, or quality 

Synonyms: coequality, equality, equivalence, equivalency, par, sameness 

Antonyms: imparity, inequality, nonequivalence

Usage: There needs to be parity in what schools spend on girls’ and boys’ sports 


EUPHEMISM

Noun

Pronunciation: yoo-fuh-miz-uhm

Meaning: a mild or pleasant word group of words that is used instead of one that is unpleasant or offensive

Synonyms: expression, idiom, phrase

Antonyms: dysphemism
Usage: Please excuse me if my euphemism is difficult to understand