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The brutal hacking in broad daylight of S. Swathi, a young Infosys employee, at Chennai’s Nungambakkam railway station has shone a (1) light on public safety in the city. The murder has, expectedly, reinforced a sense of insecurity. The Chennai police, which did (2) well in nabbing the man suspected of killing her, and the administration, must engage with civil society to restore confidence through a review, and upgrade, of existing checks. The (3) incident highlights the countless crimes against women that we need to address — legally, administratively, and socially. As loved ones and (4) work backwards to identify signs that Swathi was being stalked, signs that could have been picked up early and possibly (5) the incident, the death must underline a point too easily missed in our casual day-to-day encounters: that crimes against women are a (6) . It is unfortunate that it should take extreme violence for society and the law and order machinery to understand that cracking down on everyday harassment is essential. Had Swathi reported her (7) to an authority, would it have made her safer? We cannot definitively answer that in hindsight. What is without doubt is that stalking is far too commonly considered a mildly annoying practice, a playful way of courting even. Women, and even young girls, are anyway not (8) to approach figures of authority — at home, in schools and colleges, at the workplace, in the local police station — to report harassment that falls short of violence, and sometimes not even that.
Swathi fell to a death that was preventable. Even as she is (9) , we must make people see stalking as the corrosive, potentially violent act it is. After the Delhi gang rape of December 2012, as the country was nudged out of its “chalta hai” attitude to crimes against women, Parliament passed the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2013. Provisions of that law sought to sharpen identification of crimes against women, to make it easier for them to approach the authorities to register complaints, and to secure their (10) in this process of getting justice.

  1. 1) decreed
    2) harsh
    3) praised
    4) deftly
    5) prestige
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : harsh

  2. 1) occasionally
    2) disowned
    3) extremely
    4) critically
    5) generally
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : extremely

  3. 1) adulterate
    2) lacklustre
    3) reluctant
    4) vouch
    5) tragic
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : tragic

  4. 1) investigators
    2) vapid
    3) deteriorations
    4) missives
    5) titanic
    Answer – 1)
    Explanation : investigators

  5. 1) dearth
    2) consent
    3) prevented
    4) ingredients
    5) oriented
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : prevented

  6. 1) interruption
    2) intermittence
    3) discontinuity
    4) continuum
    5) break
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : continuum

  7. 1) prolix
    2) stalker
    3) gabby
    4) eloquent
    5) gossipy
    Answer – 2)
    Explanation : stalker

  8. 1) prepared
    2) unadvised
    3) advised
    4) conditioned
    5) unconditioned
    Answer – 4)
    Explanation : conditioned

  9. 1) behest
    2) consequences
    3) mourned
    4) lament
    5) filament
    Answer – 3)
    Explanation : mourned

  10. 1) surge
    2) fragile
    3) ramification
    4) vendetta
    5) dignity
    Answer – 5)
    Explanation : dignity