Azzurri, fading – The Hindu (Nov 16, 2017)

Azzurri, fading – The Hindu (Nov 16, 2017)

A month ago, when Holland failed to make it to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, there was none of the shocked despair that hangs over Italy’s non-qualification following its….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. overhaul (noun) – a thorough examination, revamp, recondition.
  2. despair (noun) – distress, anguish, pain.
  3. quadrennial (adjective) – recurring every four years.
  4. extravaganza (noun) – display, spectacle, exhibition/performance.
  5. outwit (verb) – outsmart, out-think, outplay/trick.
  6. reigning (adjective) – to mention the most recent winner (of a game/competition).
  7. astounding (adjective) – amazing, staggering, shocking/surprising.
  8. stagnant (adjective) – inactive, sluggish, slow-moving/static.
  9. novice (noun) – beginner, learner, inexperienced person.
  10. credible (adjective) – convincing, acceptable; reasonable.
  11. dearth (noun) – lack, scarcity, shortage.
  12. unblemished (adjective) – clean, spotless, without fault.
  13. adept (adjective) – skillful, talented, outstanding,
  14. school (verb) – educate, instruct, train/coach.
  15. underwent (past of undergo) (verb) – go through, experience, undertake.
  16. turbulence (noun) – turmoil, instability, conflict.
  17. soul-searching (noun) – self-analysis,  introversion, self-observation.


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