Coping with summer – The Hindu (April 03, 2017)

Coping with summer – The Hindu (April 03, 2017)

Torrid summers, when the mercury soars 4°C to 6°C above the average and produces heatwaves in several States between April and June, may become more frequent in coming years. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1:

  1. cope (verb) – manage, deal with, handle.
  2. heatwave (noun) – (a long period of) hot weather, hotness, humidity.
  3. torrid (adjective) – hot, sweltering, scorching.
  4. heat stress (noun) – heat stress occurs when our body is unable to cool itself enough to maintain a healthy temperature (due temperatures over 90 degrees, sun exposure, or high humidity).
  5. sweep (verb) – move swiftly and smoothly.
  6. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  7. greenhouse gas (noun) – heat trapping gas; a gas (such as water vapor, carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, etc) in the atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiation, causing greenhouse effect and warming of Earth’s temperature (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  8. evolve (verb) – develop, progress, advance.
  9. crippling (adjective) – weakening, destroying, spoiling.
  10. dehydration (noun) – the loss of too much water in the body.
  11. Heat cramps (noun) – a type of heat illness, are muscle spasms that result from loss of large amount of salt and water through exercise (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  12. heatstroke (noun) – it is also known as sun stroke, is a severe heat illness, defined as hyperthermia with a body temperature greater than 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) because of environmental heat exposure with lack of thermoregulation (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  13. blood viscosity (noun) – the thickness and stickiness of blood.
  14. thrombosis (noun) – blood clot.
  15. threshold (noun) – level, limit; starting point.
  16. precautionary (adjective) – preventive, safety, protective.
  17. vulnerable (adjective) – at risk, in danger, unprotected.
  18. draw up (phrasal verb) –  formulate, plan, prepare.
  19. intervention (noun) – action taken to improve a (health) disorder.
  20. Green & blue urban spaces – they aim to recreate a naturally oriented water cycle while contributing to the amenity of the city by bringing water management and green infrastructure together.
  21. albedo effect (noun) – it is the fraction of solar energy (shortwave radiation) reflected from the Earth back into space.
  22. hold (verb) – maintain, keep, absorb.
  23. passive (adjective) – submissive, unassertive, agreeable.
  24. vernacular (adjective) – concerned with domestic and functional.


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4 Responses to Coping with summer – The Hindu (April 03, 2017)

  1. Sonam says:

    Please be regular with your post today you are posting 3rd April editorial… It’s too late.

    • Editorial Words says:

      Hi, Thank you for your feedback! Due to some unfortunate reasons, i could not update it daily. Starting today, i will try to update it regularly with atleast one word list. All the best!

  2. Amar pandey says:

    It’s a good help to them trying to understand the implicated sayings hidden in the articles of the Hindu. Best wishes to your team.

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