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