The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable boat tragedy) – Sep 17, 2019

The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable boat tragedy) – Sep 17, 2019

There is a familiar ring to boat tragedies in Andhra Pradesh. Unsuspecting tourists, mostly from cities,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable boat tragedy)- Sep 17, 2019.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Avoidable boat tragedy) – Sep 17, 2019:

  1. capsize (verb) – (of a boat) overturn, turn upside down, upset,  flip over (in the water).
  2. unlearn (verb) – discard something from one’s memory.
  3. recur with (verb) – occur again, be repeated, happen again.
  4. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  5. ring (noun) – a particular quality conveyed by something expressed.
  6. unsuspecting (adjective) – unmindful, unconscious, off guard, ignorant/unknowing.
  7. craving (noun) – strong desire, appetite, longing.
  8. bewitching (adjective) – enchanting, attractive, delightful.
  9. watery grave (phrase) – death by drowning.
  10. hefty (adjective) – large, huge, substantial.
  11. ex gratia (adjective) – Latin, literally ‘from favour’. An ex gratia payment is one that is given as a favour or gift instead of legal obligation/liability.
  12. deterrent (adjective) – relating to something which is aimed/intended to deter (stop/prevent) something else.
  13. venture (verb) – go/move, proceed, progress a risky journey.
  14. spate (noun) – series, flurry; a large number of something (taking place at the same period).
  15. apparently (adjective) – seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  16. en route (adverb) – on the way, in transit, on the journey, during transport.
  17. sultry (adjective) – stifling, suffocating, sticky, airless.
  18. come in the way of (phrase) – prevent, oppose, defy.
  19. perish (verb) – die, expire, be killed suddenly (particularly in an accident).
  20. mishap (noun) – accident, problem, issue.
  21. provision (noun) – supplying.
  22. set out (phrasal verb) – start, set off (a journey).
  23. recurring (adjective) – repetitive, recurrent, regular.
  24. jolt (verb) – surprise, shock, stun, shake.
  25. highlight (verb) – call attention to, focus attention on, underline.
  26. irrigation (noun) – the process of (artificially) supplying water to farm land to grow crops & plants.
  27. point (verb) – indicate, suggest, signal/signify.
  28. bureaucratic (adjective) – institutional, procedural, official/governmental.
  29. phenomenon (noun) – occurrence, event, happening.
  30. pass the buck (phrase) – fail to take responsibility for a problem and want someone else to solve it.
  31. pin something on (phrase) – blame someone for something, hold someone responsible for something.
  32. resort to (verb) – use, utilize, turn to.
  33. palliative (adjective) – soothing, alleviating, calming.


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