The Hindu Lead Article (India stares at water scarcity) – Jan 23, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (India stares at water scarcity) – Jan 23, 2019

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (India stares at water scarcity) – Jan 23, 2019:

  1. stare (verb) – look fixedly, gaze, watch closely.
  2. scarcity (noun) – shortage, lack, insufficiency.
  3. drought (noun) – lack/dry spell, lack of rain, shortage of water.
  4. pluralism (noun) – (of people) the practice exist in harmony irrespective of various differences.
  5. federalism (noun) – a system of government in which establishments such as states or provinces share power with a national government.
  6. let down (phrasal verb) – fail to support, disappoint, abandon/neglect.
  7. peninsular (adjective) – describing a part of land surrounded by water on its three sides, but connected to the mainland.
  8. onset (noun) – start, beginning/opening, appearance.
  9. dwell on (phrasal verb) – linger over, think about, mull over.
  10. tidings (noun) – news, report; information.
  11. lie at (verb) – be situated, be located, be placed.
  12. threshold (noun) – lower limit, starting point, the level (to react to something).
  13. aquifer (noun) – an underground layer of water-bearing rock.
  14. plummet (verb) – fall steeply/sharply, plunge, tumble.
  15. wither (verb) – diminish, dwindle, weaken/lessen; cease to exist.
  16. livestock (noun) – farm animals (cattle, goats & etc).
  17. sputter (verb) –  make a noise, crack/buzz, hiss.
  18. water-rationing (noun) – regular supplying of a fixed amount of water to a family like other food supplies/provisions .
  19. time and again (phrase) – frequently, often, repeatedly.
  20. redemptively (adverb) – compensatingly, offsettingly.
  21. nudge (verb) – encourage, prompt, stimulate/coax.
  22. prod (verb) – prompt, encourage, persuade.
  23. famine (noun) – scarcity of food, food shortages; paucity/poverty.
  24. scant (adjective) – little, minimal, negligible/meagre.
  25. relentless (adjective) – persistent, continuing, constant.
  26. calibre (noun) – standard, level/grade, quality.
  27. veracity (noun) – truthfulness, accuracy, correctness.
  28. deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  29. aggravate (verb) – worsen/make worse, exacerbate, compound.
  30. chronically (adverb) – in a persistent way, long-standingly, constantly.
  31. power-outage (noun) – power cut, power supply failure.
  32. torment (verb) – afflict, distress, plague.
  33. agrarian (adjective) – relating to cultivating/farming.
  34. loan waiver (noun) – the borrower (farmer) is exempted from repayment of loan due to a poor monsoon or natural calamity and the Centre or State governments which offer loan waiver, will take over the liability of farmers and repay the banks.
  35. aphasia (noun) – a mental condition in which people are with brain damage and so the ability to grasp the meaning of spoken words is chiefly impaired.
  36. amnesia (noun) – forgetfulness, poor memory, tendency to forget.
  37. parched (adjective) – dried up, waterless, scorched/arid.
  38. sharded (adjective) – fragmented, broken.
  39. panting (adjective) – out of breath.
  40. drooping (adjective) – weakening , languishing; dejected.
  41. anti-incumbency (noun) – a situation which is against elected officials currently in power; discontent against ruling government/ party in power.
  42. ouster (noun) – dismissal, expulsion, overthrow/removal.
  43. impatience (noun) – discontent, dissatisfaction/displeasure; restlessness.
  44. rage (verb) – be angry, be furious/ incensed; oppose/protest strongly.
  45. oust (verb) – overthrow, remove, overturn.
  46. four-square (adverb) – firmly, resolutely, strongly in support of someone.
  47. prequel (noun) – a literary, dramatic, or movie work whose story precedes that of a previous work, by focusing on events that occur before the original narrative.
  48. illusion (noun) – appearance, impression, imitation.
  49. L’affaire (noun) – French word meaning “the case”.
  50. mess-up (noun) – muddle, jumble, tangle.
  51. take for granted (adjective/phrase) – relating to something which got much less appreciation due to its over familiarity.
  52. falter (verb) – stagger, stumble/flounder, halt/pause.
  53. lopsidedness (noun) – unevenness, one-sidedness, asymmetrical one.
  54. prodigality (noun) – an act of spending money/other resources carelessly.
  55. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.


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