The Hindu Editorial (Climate for action) – Sep 25, 2019
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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Climate for action) – Sep 25, 2019:
- call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
- climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
- assertive (adjective) – confident, positive, decisive.
- walk the talk (phrase) – to do the things you have said you would do.
- the spotlight (noun) – the public attention, the focus of public/media interest.
- pledge (verb) – promise, swear, vow.
- Paris Agreement/Accord (noun) – The Paris Agreement builds upon the Convention (agreement) and for the first time brings all nations into a common cause to undertake ambitious efforts to combat climate change and adapt to its effects, with enhanced support to assist developing countries to do so.
- 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).
- unenviable (adjective) – difficult, undesirable, unpleasant.
- reconcile (verb) – settle, resolve, patch up, accept.
- imperative (noun) – necessary condition, precondition, requirement.
- scale up (phrasal verb) – increase.
- renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy)
- irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
- open up (phrasal verb) – start to develop.
- foreign direct investment (FDI) (noun) – Investment from one country into another (normally by companies rather than governments) that involves establishing operations or acquiring tangible assets, including stakes in other businesses.
- be lost on (phrase) – fail to be noticed.
- divest (verb) – deprive of, strip of, dispossess/relieve of (power).
- mobility (noun) – transportability.
- come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, propose/put forward, submit/recommend.
- drought (noun) – lack/dry spell, lack of rain, shortage of water.
- hold someone responsible for (phrase) – blame someone, pin someone on.
- per capita (adverb & adjective) – for each person; each, per, apiece.
- paradoxically (adverb) – contradictorily, , inconsistently, incongruously.
- rely on (phrasal verb) – depend on; resort to, bank on.
- demonstrably (adverb) – provably, obviously clearly.
- curb (verb) – restrain, restrict, control.
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