The Hindu Editorial (Bolstering Paris) – Dec 19, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Bolstering Paris) – Dec 19, 2018

The UN Climate Conference held in Katowice, Poland, has moved ahead with the implementation of the Paris Agreement through a rule book,.. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Bolstering Paris) – Dec 19, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 The Hindu Editorial (Bolstering Paris) – Dec 19, 2018:

  1. bolster (verb) – strengthen, support, reinforce/buttress.
  2. consensus (noun) – an idea or opinion that is shared by all the people in a group. agreement, concurrence.
  3. global warming (noun) – it is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels.
  4. rule book (noun) regulations and standards of an organisation.
  5. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  6. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  7. prevail over (phrasal verb) – overcome, gain mastery, prove superior.
  8. scepticism (noun) – doubt/qualm, cynicism, suspicion.
  9. window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
  10. 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).
  11. peg (verb) – fix, limit, hold/control (a price/rate at a articular level).
  12. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  13. stark (adjective) – sharply defined, distinct, clear.
  14. cap (verb) – put a ceiling on, limit, restrict.
  15. scale up (phrasal verb) – increase.
  16. in line with (phrase) – in accordance with.
  17. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy)
  18. luxury emissions (noun) – emissions due t luxurious lifestyles whereas subsistence  emissions are that fulfil basic human needs.
  19. dividend (noun) – benefit, advantage, gain.
  20. put forth (phrasal verb) – suggest, propose, put forward/introduce.
  21. cumulative(adjective) – collective, aggregate, total.
  22. complacency(noun) – self-satisfaction, self-admiration; carelessness.
  23. paradigm shift(noun) – a fundamental and important change with new ideas/thinking.
  24. mitigation(noun) – alleviation, reduction; lessening.
  25. stock-taking (adjective) – relating to something to access/review one’s situation.
  26. carbon footprint– The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities, usually expressed in equivalent tons of carbon dioxide (CO2).
  27. blanket (noun) covering, layer, screen/mask.
  28. suffocate (verb) – stifle, impede development of, feel oppressed/ trapped.


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  1. Sir, which is best way to understanding fast in the passage of meanings and vocab words? Are we note the editorial vocab words after read the editorial passage or before read the editorial passage? please suggest us.

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