Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (Not above the law – The Hindu Apr 07 2018)

Today’s Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary.

Not above the law – The Hindu Apr 07 2018

The stiff sentence of five years in jail awarded to actor Salman Khan for hunting blackbuck in Rajasthan’s Kankani village in 1998 should send out the message that stardom does not confer impunity.. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:

  1. blackbuck (noun) –a swift-running antelope (deerlike mammal) with soft dark brown to black coloured coat (animal’s fur/hair) and characteristic twisted horns. it inhabits grassy plains and slightly forested areas.
  2. blow (noun) – an act in support of something.
  3. conservation (noun) – preservation, protection, safeguarding (of the natural environment and of wildlife).
  4. confer (verb) – give, present, grant/bestow.
  5. impunity (noun) – immunity, indemnity, exemption/freedom from punishment.
  6. poach (verb) – hunt illegally, kill illegally.
  7. credible (adjective) – convincing, acceptable; reasonable.
  8. set apart (phrasal verb) – isolate, separate, segregate.
  9. naked (adjective) – obvious, open, evident/palpable.
  10. bloodsport (noun) – a sport involving the hunting or killing of animals.
  11. expedition (noun) – trip, excursion, outing.journey.
  12. turn back the clock (phrase) – to remember the things happened in the past.
  13. constraint (noun) – restriction, limitation, restraint.
  14. exert (verb) – apply, employ, exercise.
  15. empowerment (noun) – accreditation, authorization, validation.
  16. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  17. intimidation (noun) – frightening, threatening, oppression.
  18. conviction (noun) – declaration/pronouncement of guilt, sentence, judgement.
  19. endangered (adjective) – (of species) seriously at risk/in danger, unsafe, unprotected.
  20. snare (noun) – a trap/net for catching birds or mammals.
  21. thriving (adjective) – growing, prosperous; flourishing.
  22. species (noun) – a group/breed/family of living organisms (animals & plants) with individual having the same quality & can breed.
  23. erosion (noun) – destruction, deterioration, decline.
  24. sanctuary (noun) – natural reserve, park, wildlife reserve.
  25. strike a blow for (phrase) – do something to help/support.
  26. conscious (adjective) – aware of, alert to, mindful of.
  27. grotesquely (adverb) – in a shockingly inappropriate manner.
  28. incongruous (adjective) – inappropriate, unsuitable; out of place/absurd.
  29. deterrent (adjective) – relating to something which is aimed/intended to deter (stop/prevent) something else.

Today’s Word List-1 To Learn English And To Improve Vocabulary:


  1. Click each one of the words above for their definition, more synonyms, pronunciation, example sentences, phrases, derivatives, origin and etc from http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/.
  2. Definitions (elementary level) & Synonyms provided for the words above are my personal work and not that of Oxford University Press. Tentative definitions/meanings are provided for study purpose only and they may vary in different context. Use it with the corresponding article published on the source (website) via the link provided. 
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