The Hindu Editorial (Green ambitions) – Jun 14, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (Green ambitions) – Jun 14, 2018

In a surprising statement this month, Union Power Minister R.K. Singh said India would overshoot its target of installing 175 gigawatts of capacity from renewable energy sources by 2022.. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Green ambitions) – Jun 14, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Green ambitions) – Jun 14, 2018: 

  1. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy)
  2. overshoot (verb) – exceed, go beyond, overreach (a target).
  3. on track (phrase) – on course, on target, on schedule.
  4. tall (adjective) – huge, demanding/exacting, difficult.
  5. augment (verb) – increase, supplement, improve.
  6. blistering (adjective) – very fast, forceful, impressive.
  7. ambitious (adjective) – difficult, demanding/challenging, formidable.
  8. erratic (adjective) – unpredictable, inconsistent, variable.
  9. creaky (adjective) – old-fashioned, outdated, outmoded.
  10. wafer-thin (adjective) – very thin.
  11. shock (noun) – disturbance.
  12. knock off (phrasal verb) – remove, deduct, take off.
  13. trajectory (noun) – route, path, approach.
  14. cap (verb) – limit, restrict.
  15. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible.
  16. photovoltaic (adjective) – generating electricity directly from sunlight by a an electronic process naturally occurring in semiconductors (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  17. take a call on (phrase) – decide on.
  18. body blow (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  19. clock (verb) – register/record; achieve, gain.
  20. warm up (phrasal verb) – prepare, get ready,  get into condition.
  21. economics (noun) – invesment.
  22. net metering (noun) – net metering or net energy metering (NEM) allows consumers which generate some or all of their own electricity to use that electricity anytime, instead of when it is generated.
  23. kick in (phrasal verb) – come into effect.
  24. 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).
  25. hold off (phrasal verb) – delay, hold back, postpone.
  26. implausible (adjective) – unlikely, questionable, doubtful.


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