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- withering (adjective) – intense, extreme, fierce/strong.
- nudge (verb) – push, prompt, prod.
- mitigate (verb) – alleviate, reduce, lessen.
- bound to (adjective) – certain, sure, very likely.
- El Niño (noun) – it is a phenomenon during which the relationships between winds and ocean currents in the Pacific Ocean change, with an impact on weather conditions around the world (Courtesy: The Earth Observatory, NASA).
- exert (verb) – apply, utilize, deploy.
- prospect (noun) – expectation, anticipation, possibility.
- debilitated (adjective) – weakened, delayed, hindered.
- torrid (adjective) – hot, sweltering, scorching.
- replenish (verb) – refill, restore, fill up (again).
- reservoir (noun) – pool, lake, pond.
- correlate (verb) – connect, associate, relate.
- 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).
- “leapfrog” technology (noun) – it is the idea that areas/developing countries which have poorly-developed technology or economic bases can move themselves forward rapidly through the adoption of modern systems without going through intermediary steps. The mobile phone is a wonderful example of a “leapfrog” technology: it has enabled developing countries to skip the fixed-line technology of the 20th century and move straight to the mobile technology of the 21st.
- resilience (noun) – strength, toughness; flexibility.
- augmentation (noun) – increase, expansion, enlargement.
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