Withering highs – The Hindu (March 02, 2017)

Withering highs – The Hindu (March 02, 2017)

The forecast from the India Meteorological Department of above-normal temperatures over much of India in the summer months… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-2:

  1. withering (adjective) – intense, extreme, fierce/strong.
  2. nudge (verb) – push, prompt, prod.
  3. mitigate (verb) – alleviate, reduce, lessen.
  4. bound to (adjective) – certain, sure, very likely.
  5. 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).
  6. exert (verb) – apply, utilize, deploy.
  7. prospect (noun) – expectation, anticipation, possibility.
  8. debilitated (adjective) – weakened, delayed, hindered.
  9. torrid (adjective) – hot, sweltering, scorching.
  10. replenish (verb) – refill, restore, fill up (again).
  11. reservoir (noun) – pool, lake, pond.
  12. correlate (verb) – connect, associate, relate.
  13. 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).
  14. “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.
  15. resilience (noun) – strength, toughness; flexibility.
  16. augmentation (noun) – increase, expansion, enlargement.


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