Girl power – The Hindu (Nov 7, 2017)

Girl power – The Hindu (Nov 7, 2017)

India may have won the final of the women’s Asia Cup hockey tournament against China in a penalty shootout, but it was a fully deserving victory. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. play out of (one’s) skin (phrasal verb) – to play/do something outstandingly well with the maximum skill & effort.
  2. emphatically (adverb) – distinctly, clearly, noticeably.
  3. formidable (adjective) – taxing, difficult, hard/strenuous.
  4. disarray (noun) – disorder, confusion, chaos, disorganization, untidiness.
  5. grapple with (phrasal verb) – tackle, confront; deal with/face.
  6. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take notice of, listen to.
  7. scale up (phrasal verb) – increase.
  8. insistence (noun) – demand, bidding, urging.
  9. testament (noun) – witness/evidence, proof, attestation.
  10. have one’s work cut out (phrase) – be dealt with a difficult task.
  11. disciplinarian (noun) – hard taskmaster, authoritarian, stickler for discipline.
  12. coax (verb) – convince, assure; influence.
  13. put in (phrasal verb) – devote time or effort to.
  14. hard yards (noun) –  a great amount deal of effort or hard work, specially in playing a sport.
  15. in awe of (phrase) – revere, honour, respect.
  16. arduous (adjective) – taxing, difficult, hard.



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