Vocabulary Tricks Part 34: The Beggar Problem In India

The beggar problem in India is due to the economic deprivation and destitution. There is no proper enumeration of beggars in our nation. Abject poverty force people to beg.
Some people collect alms by dancing or singing. Begging in our country is a crime. The enforcement of the anti-beggar law is arbitrary as well as inhumane. Many NGOs are trying hard to improve the condition of beggars.
Many people consider begging as a viable profession. There are many dangerous beggar mafias. They abduct children and force them to beg.
More than 60 percent beggars are able- bodied. Some beggars are able to earn more than a labourer. We Indians think that it is our moral duty to help the poor. Instead of giving money to beggars we should donate to the bonafide organisations which help the beggars.

Words With Meaning And Additional Examples 

Deprivation

Meaning: Poverty or impoverishment.
Example: Low wages mean that 3 million people suffer serious deprivation.
Synonyms: penury, privation, hardship, destitution

Destitution

Meaning: Extreme poverty.
Example: The family faced eviction and destitution.
Synonyms: dire poverty, impoverishment, insolvency, penury, pennilessness, impecuniousness

Enumeration

Meaning: The action of establishing the number of something.
Example: They want a detailed enumeration of the income of the household.

Abject

Meaning: Experienced or present to the maximum degree.
Example: His letter plunged her into abject misery.
Synonyms: wretched, miserable, hopeless, pathetic, pitiful

Alms

Meaning: Money or food given to poor people.
Example: They stopped to distribute alms.

Enforcement

Meaning: Implementation or application.
Example: The strict enforcement of environmental regulations.
Synonyms: application, carrying out, administration

Arbitrary

Meaning: Unrestrained and autocratic in the use of authority.
Example: The country is under arbitrary government.
Synonyms: despotic, tyrannical, peremptory

Inhumane

Meaning: Cruel
Example: Confining horses is inhumane.
Synonyms: harsh, brutal, callous, sadistic

Viable

Meaning: Capable of working successfully.
Example: There is no viable alternative for me.
Synonyms: workable, feasible, practicable, applicable, usable

Abduct

Meaning: Take someone away illegally.
Example: The millionaire is abducted.
Synonyms: carry off, capture, seize, snatch, kidnap

Bonafide

Meaning: Genuine; real.
Example: She was a bona fide expert.
Synonyms: real, true, actual, sterling, sound
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