The Hindu Editorial (Purifying water) – Feb 06, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Purifying water) – Feb 06, 2020

The Environment Ministry’s draft notification to regulate the use of membrane-based water purification systems primarily… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Purifying water) – Feb 06, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Purifying water) – Feb 06, 2020:

  1. reverse osmosis (RO) (noun) – a scientific principle, based on the pressure of liquids, by which unpurified water is forced to flow through a semi permeable membrane to remove contaminants/impurities.
  2. regulate (verb) – check, control, inspect/monitor (particularly a business activity with rules and regulations).
  3. primarily (adverb) – basically, especially, particularly.
  4. bar (verb) – ban, forbid, prohibit.
  5. culmination (noun) – finale/end, conclusion, termination.
  6. litigation (noun) – legal process, legal proceeding, legal action.
  7. pan- (combining form) – all inclusive of.
  8. conserve (verb) – preserve, protect, save.
  9. total dissolved solids (TDS) (noun) – the term used to describe the inorganic salts and small
    amounts of organic matter present in solution in water. (Courtesy:WHO)
  10. potable (adjective) – fit to drink.
  11. resort (noun) – recourse to, the use of, utilizing.
  12. prohibition (noun) – restriction, banning, forbidding.
  13. apprehension (noun) – concern, doubt, worry.
  14. unlikely (adjective) – questionable, unconvincing; doubtful, unexpected.
  15. take to task (phrase) – criticize, admonish, reprimand, censure severely for a mistake.
  16. for one (phrase) – (few people) agree/do something even if all others disagree/ don’t do.
  17. imply (verb) – say indirectly, suggest, hint.
  18. conform (verb) – comply with, abide by, obey, adhere to.
  19. fall short of (phrase) – fail to meet/reach; be deficient/inadequate/insufficient.
  20. rank (verb) – rate, classify, categorize.
  21. luxury (noun) – blessing, benefit, advantage.
  22. Composite Water Management Index (CWMI) (noun) – an index (list/register/directory) which is developed by the NITI Aayog as a composite (combined), national-level data management platform for all water resources in India.
  23. contaminate (verb) – pollute, impair, spoil.
  24. means (noun) – method, way, procedure.
  25. employ (verb) – use, utilize, make use of.
  26. determinant (noun) – factor, issue, concern.
  27. envisage (verb) – foresee, predict, forecast.
  28. residual (adjective) – remaining, extra, excess.
  29. persuade (verb) – pressure/pressurize, influence/convince, motivate.

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