The New York Times Editorial (Trump Imperils the Planet) – Dec 26, 2018

The New York Times Editorial (Trump Imperils the Planet) – Dec 26, 2018

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Courtesy: The New York Times.

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  1. imperil (verb) – endanger, jeopardize, risk.
  2. species(noun) – a group/breed/family of living organisms (animals & plants) with the individual having the same quality & can breed.
  3. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  4. whoop (verb) – shout, roar, scream/cheer (due to joy/excitement).
  5. weep (verb) – cry, shed tears, wail.
  6. mounting (adjective) – increasing, growing, intensifying.
  7. 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.
  8. teeth (noun) – (genuine) power/effectiveness.
  9. contentious (adjective) – controversial, disputable, debatable.
  10. exhausting (adjective) – very tiring, draining, taxing.
  11. barrel (verb) – hurry, race, run.
  12. the point of no return (phrase) – the point beyond which someone must continue on his/her current course of action because turning back is physically impossible, prohibitively expensive, or dangerous.
  13. virtuous (adjective) – righteous, ethical, lawful.
  14. dispiriting (adjective) – disheartening, discouraging, demoralizing.
  15. coda (noun) – concluding event, finale, ending/end.
  16. retrograde (adjective) – unprogressive, negative, reverse/regressive.
  17. backslide (verb) – weaken, relapse, deteriorate.
  18. ominous (adjective) – threatening, menacing, forbidding.
  19. 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).
  20. fossil-fuel (noun) – non renewable resources (or fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are formed from the buried /deposited organic materials).
  21. wean (verb) – accustom, adjust, adapt.
  22. swift (adjective) – prompt, rapid/sudden, fast.
  23. dismissiveness (noun) – showing disregard/indifference.
  24. fealty (noun) – allegiance/adherence, faithfulness, obedience/loyalty.
  25. conviction (noun) – position, stance, opinion/thought.
  26. inevitably (adverb) – necessarily, inescapably, unavoidably.
  27. zero-sum game (phrase) – zero-sum game is one in which no wealth is created or destroyed. So, in a two-player zero-sum game, whatever one player wins, the other loses.
  28. defection (noun) – desertion, absconding, decamping.
  29. predecessor (noun) – previous holder of the post; ancestor, antecedent.
  30. biodiversity (noun) – the existence of a number and variety of species (plants & animals) in a particular geographic region/ environment.
  31. cripple (verb) – ruin, destroy, wipe out.
  32. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, forecast.
  33. rollback (noun) – reduction, cut, decrease.
  34. whining (noun) – high-pitched sound/cry.
  35. inhabit (verb) – live in, occupy.
  36. executive order (noun) – an executive order is a tool Presidents use to make new policy. They can become law. Sometimes, Presidents use them to avoid apposition in Congress. (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  37. cloud (noun) – threat, suspicion, trouble.
  38. censure (noun) – condemnation, criticism, attack.
  39. threshold (noun) – lower limit, starting point, the level (to react to something).
  40. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy).


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