The Hindu Lead Article (The Amazon fires, an alarm that lacks proportion) – Sep 10, 2019

The Hindu Lead Article (The Amazon fires, an alarm that lacks proportion) – Sep 10, 2019

The upsurge of global environmental anxiety over the recent spate of forest fires in the Amazon,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The Amazon fires, an alarm that lacks proportion) – Sep 10, 2019.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The Amazon fires, an alarm that lacks proportion) – Sep 10, 2019:

  1. alarm (noun) – danger signal, distress signal, alert.
  2. deforestation (noun) – it is when humans remove or clear large areas of forest lands and related ecosystems for non-forest use.
  3. fossil fuel (noun) – non renewable resources (or fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas are formed from the buried /deposited organic materials).
  4. upsurge (noun) – growth, rise, enlargement, expansion.
  5. anxiety (noun) – worry, concern, stress.
  6. spate (noun) – series, flurry; a large number of something (taking place at the same period).
  7. apparently (adjective) – seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  8. testimony (noun) – evidence, proof, attestation/witness.
  9. heightened (adjective) – increased, amplified, intensified.
  10. global warming (noun) – it is the unusually rapid increase in Earth’s average surface temperature over the past century primarily due to the greenhouse gases released as people burn fossil fuels.
  11. provocatively (adverb) – annoyingly, controversially, offensively.
  12. air (noun) – expression, appearance, manner, impression.
  13. rein in (phrasal verb) – restrict, control, restrain.
  14. absurd (noun) – illogical, unreasonable; ridiculous/laughable.
  15. allegation (noun) – charge, accusation, indictment.
  16. exacerbate (verb) – make worse, worsen, aggravate, compound.
  17. environmentalist (noun) – conservationist, preservationist, eco-activist.
  18. circumspect (adjective) – cautious, wary, careful.
  19. confrontation (noun) – struggle, conflict, fight.
  20. collateral (adjective) – accidental, unintended, consequential.
  21. obscure (verb) – hide, conceal; confuse, complicate.
  22. substantive (adjective) – important & meaningful.
  23. skew (adjective) – distort/alter, misrepresent, falsify.
  24. open the way (phrase) – remove a barrier to allow progress.
  25. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  26. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  27. cumulative (adjective) – collective, aggregate, amassed/total.
  28. terrestrial (adjective) – earthly, worldly, earthbound.
  29. ecosystem (noun) – living things, living beings.
  30. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent/equal to, be tantamount to.
  31. gigatonne (noun) – a measure of the strength of an explosion or a bomb based on how many billion tons of TNT would be needed to produce the same energy.
  32. driven past participle of drive (verb) – power, push, move.
  33. sink (verb) – go down, drop, fall.
  34. account for (phrasal verb) – constitute, make up, comprise/form.
  35. tropical (adjective) – relating to the region of the Earth near to the equator and between the Tropic of Cancer in the northern hemisphere and the Tropic of Capricorn in the southern hemisphere.
  36. complacency (noun) – self-satisfaction, self-admiration; carelessness.
  37. magic bullet (noun) – solution, answer; nostrum/remedy.
  38. basin (noun) – the portion of land drained by a river and its tributaries (branch rivers).
  39. evolution (noun) – development, advancement, growth/rise.
  40. bottom line (noun) – the main factor.
  41. albeit (conjunction) – though, even though, however.
  42. untouched (adjective) – unaffected, unchanged, uninfluenced.
  43. biomass (noun) – the plant where electricity (& other forms of energy) generated using a renewable and sustainable source of energy (organic matter/materials).
  44. improbable (adjective) – unimaginable, unbelievable, incredible.
  45. degrading (adjective) – deteriorating, degenerating, decaying.
  46. elsewhere (adverb) – at another place, in a different place.
  47. slow down (phrasal verb) – reduce, lessen growth.
  48. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise/applaud, commend.
  49. accompany (verb) – coincide with, coexist with, go with.
  50. plausibly (adverb) – reasonably, possibly, cogently.
  51. cultivation (noun) – agriculture, farming.
  52. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy)
  53. hydro power (noun) – power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water.
  54. biofuel (noun) – a renewable source of energy produced from natural sources/organic matter (from plants or animals).
  55. improbable (adjective) – unlikely, doubtful, questionable.
  56. slash-and-burn (adjective) – relating to a farming method that involves the cutting and burning of plants in a forest or woodland to create a field.
  57. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise, applaud, commend.
  58. plausibly (adverb) – reliably, convincingly, credibly.
  59. by no means (phrase) – not at all; certainly not, absolutely not.
  60. renewable energy (noun) – energy generated from the natural resources (such as water, wind, solar energy).
  61. biofuel (noun) – a renewable source of energy produced from natural sources/organic matter (from plants or animals).
  62. outrage (noun) – indignation, fury, anger.
  63. afforestation (noun) – the effort to plant trees in barren (unproductive) lands so as to create a forest.
  64. poster-child (noun) – a person represents a specified quality.
  65. biodiversity (noun) – the existence of a number and variety of species (plants & animals) in a particular geographic region/ environment.
  66. cause célèbre (noun) – disagreement, dispute, argument.
  67. militate against (verb) – work against, resist, hinder/oppose.
  68. notably (adverb) – especially, particularly, primarily.
  69. plummet (verb) – fall steeply/sharply, plunge, tumble.
  70. 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.
  71. broker (verb) – arrange, organize, negotiate (an agreement).
  72. turn/put the screws on (phrase) – pressurize, coerce, push.
  73. mitigation (noun) – alleviation, reduction; lessening.
  74. bring someone to heel (phrase) – conquer, vanquish/defeat, crush.
  75. displeasure (noun) – resentment, dissatisfaction, discontent.
  76. speculate (verb) – guess, surmise, conjecture.
  77. recalcitrant (adjective) – wilful, uncooperative, obstinately disobedient.
  78. well-intentioned (adjective) – good-natured, caring, good-hearted.
  79. unwittingly (adverb) – inadvertentlyunknowingly, unintentionally.
  80. fuel (verb) – stimulate, encourage, intensify.
  81. manoeuvre (verb) – manage, organize, arrange (something tactfully).
  82. drastically (adverb) – extremely; seriously, desperately, substantially.
  83. carbon debt (noun) – the difference between the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a country, company, etc., and the amount that it balances out/cancels.

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