Preventing accidents – The Hindu Apr 14, 2018 

Preventing accidents – The Hindu Apr 14, 2018 

Bald data on Indians killed or injured in road accidents put out annually by the Centre obscure the human impact of the carnage on… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-2  

  1. bald (adjective) – plain, simple, stark.
  2. put out (phrasal verb) – issue, publish, release.
  3. obscure (verb) – overshadow, block; confuse/complicate.
  4. carnage (noun) – massacre, mass murder, mass destruction.
  5. indifference (noun) – disregard, apathy / inattention, carelessness.
  6. blip (noun) – a small/very short & temporary deviation.
  7. sanity (noun) – practicality, rationality, stability/health.
  8. inure (verb) – accustom, habituate, familiarize/adjust.
  9. ghastly (adverb) – terrible, frightful, horrible.
  10. time-bound (adjective) – related to a certain moment or era in time.
  11. sanction (verb) – approve, authorize, allow.
  12. incremental (adjective) – gradual, step-by-step.
  13. lapse (noun) – failure, error, mistake.
  14. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  15. lax (adjective) – neglectful, inattentive, careless/casual.
  16. liability (noun) – accountability, legal responsibility, answerability.
  17. out-of-pocket (adjective) – (of an expense) payments made directly than put on account.
  18. requisite (adjective) – necessary, required, essential.
  19. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  20. zero tolerance (noun) – a complete refusal to accept certain behavior (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).


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