The Hindu Editorial (No sweeping change) – Oct 04, 2018

The Hindu Editorial (No sweeping change) – Oct 04, 2018

India’s Swachh Bharat Mission is receiving global praise for attempting to close the sanitation gap of nearly 60% of the rural population not having access to a toilet at home in 2014. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (No sweeping change) – Oct 04, 2018.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (No sweeping change) – Oct 04, 2018:

  1. sweeping (adjective) – decisive, thorough, complete/total.
  2. Sanitation (noun) – it generally refers to the provision of facilities and services for the  safe disposal of human urine and faeces (Courtesy: WHO)
  3. invoke (verb) – cite, refer to, adduce.
  4. ambitious (adjective) – difficult, exacting, formidable/challenging.
  5. lack of (noun) – absence, need/want, deficiency.
  6. root (noun) – source, origin, starting point.
  7. far from (phrase) – not, not at all, nowhere near.
  8. in force (phrase) – effective, in operation, active.
  9. defecation (noun) – excretion, discharging faeces/stools/bodily waste.
  10. on the face of it (phrase) – ostensibly,  apparently, seemingly/evidently.
  11. audit (noun) – inspection, examination, assessment.
  12. elusive (adjective) – difficult to find/achieve; subtle, indistinct/intangible.
  13. oppressed (adjective) – relating to the people who are oppressed, suppressed, dejected, depressed (by the mainstream people).
  14. filth (noun) – dirt; foul/waste matter; excrement, stools/faeces.
  15. prevail (verb) – exist, be present, be in effect.
  16. condemn (verb) – criticizecensure, denounce/decry.
  17. persist (verb) – continue/carry on, remain/linger/stay.
  18. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  19. spur (verb) – stimulate, galvanize, encourage/motivate.
  20. enforce (verb) -impose, implement, necessitate.
  21. sustainable (adjective) – acceptable, valid/reliable, dependable.
  22. manual scavenging (noun) – it is a caste-based occupation involving the removal of untreated human excreta (stools) from bucket toilets or pit latrines, that has been officially abolished by law in India as a dehumanizing practice. Manual scavenger is a person engaged in or employed for manually carrying human excreta.
  23. rehabilitation (noun) – the action of bringing (someone or something) back to a normal.


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