Spirit of Paris – The Hindu (Nov 8, 2017)

Spirit of Paris – The Hindu (Nov 8, 2017)

The 23rd conference of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change under way in Bonn faces the challenge of raising the ambition of the….. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1 (To Improve English Vocabulary)

  1. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take notice of, listen to.
  2. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  3. ratify (verb) – give consent (to agreement) or make agreement official; authorize, approve.
  4. accord (noun) – pact, treaty, agreement.
  5. 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).
  6. negate (verb) – invalidate, nullify; reverse, annul.
  7. hearten (verb) – cheer up, encourage/boost, reassure.
  8. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy)
  9. firm up (phrasal verb) – make strong, make definite, make certain; strengthen (an agreement/plan).
  10. set out (phrasal verb) – aim, intend, mean/have in mind.
  11. mitigate (verb) – alleviate, reduce, lessen.
  12. phenomena (noun) – plural form of phenomenon (phenomenon – occurrence, event, happening).
  13. underscore (verb) – call attention to, emphasize, highlight.
  14. pledge (verb) – promise, vow, swear.
  15. deplete (verb) – exhaust, use up/consume, decrease/diminish.
  16. global carbon budget (noun) – it can be defined as a tolerable quantity of greenhouse gas emissions that can be emitted in total over a specified time globally.
  17. cap (noun) – limit, upper limit, ceiling.


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