Towards a clean-up – The Hindu (Aug 11, 2017)

Towards a clean-up – The Hindu (Aug 11, 2017)

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Word List-1

  1. sanitation (noun) – it generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the  safe disposal of human urine and faeces (Courtesy: WHO).
  2. put up (phrasal verb) – build, construct, set up.
  3. fare (verb) – happen, turn out, progress/develop.
  4. lapse into (verb) – deteriorate, decline, fail.
  5. disuse (noun) – non-use, lack of use; neglect.
  6. wipe out (phrasal verb) – destroy, annihilate, eradicate.
  7. deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  8. substantial (adjective) – sizeable/significant, large, ample.
  9. persuade (verb) – convince, influence, induce/prevail on.
  10. elusive (adjective) – difficult to find/define/understand.
  11. comprehensive (adjective) – wide-ranging/all-inclusive, complete, exhaustive.
  12. affluent (adjective) – wealthy, rich, well to do.
  13. segregation (noun) – separation, setting apart, sorting out.
  14. compost (verb) – treat (soil) with organic material used as a fertilizer like organic matter/vegetable waste.
  15. landfill (noun) – excavated pit made to dispose waste material.
  16. pernicious (adjective) – harmful, damaging, destructive.
  17. societal (adjective) – related to society.


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