Skill, don’t detain – The Hindu (Aug 07, 2017)

Skill, don’t detain – The Hindu (Aug 07, 2017)

India’s elementary education system may be getting better at providing access to greater numbers of children, but has never really been able to answer the question, what is the measure of its success? For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2

  1. skill (verb) – train, educate, teach.
  2. detain (verb) – hold up, keep back, slow down.
  3. scrap (verb) – abandon, cancel, abolish (a plan/policy).
  4. contend (verb) – compete, grapple with, deal with.
  5. bulwark (noun) – protector, guard, supporter.
  6. trifle (with) (verb) – treat casually.
  7. fraught with (adjective) – full of,  filled with, charged with/loaded with
  8. regime (noun) – system, arrangement, scheme.
  9. notorious (adjective) – infamous, ill-famed, well known (for something bad).
  10. facilitate (verb) – enable, assist, help.
  11. guise (noun) – external appearance, false display, posture.
  12. cater (verb) – service, accommodate, provide for.
  13. stigmatise (adjective) – discredit, dishonour, disparage.
  14. progressive (adjective) – modern, forward-thinking,  new/innovative.
  15. avenue (noun) – way, path, direction.
  16. relegate (verb) – downgrade/lower; degrade, declass.
  17. attainments (noun) – achievement, accomplishment, realization.
  18. vocational (adjective) – (of education or training) skills needed for a particular job.
  19. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  20. underprivileged (adjective) – poor, destitute, penurious.
  21. citizenry (noun) – all the people/citizens (of a place/country considered as a whole).


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