Word List-1-Learn English-Improve Vocabulary (End to cattle curbs – The Hindu Apr 12, 2018) 

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

End to cattle curbs – The Hindu Apr 12, 2018 

Good sense appears to have prevailed at last. With a fresh set of draft rules to replace last year’s poorly conceived ones, the Centre has sought to… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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

  1. curb (noun) – restriction, restraint, stricture.
  2. ill-conceived (adjective) – absurd, ridiculous, not carefully planned.
  3. livestock (noun) – farm animals (cattle, goats & etc).
  4. prevail (verb) – succeed, win through, triumph.
  5. at last (phrase) – finally, in the end, eventually.
  6. climate change (noun) – a long-term change in the Earth’s climate, or of a region on Earth (Courtesy: NASA).
  7. surreptitiously (adverb) – secretively/secretly, indirectly, furtively.
  8. throttle (verb) – suppress/restrict, crack down on, stop/end. (throttle generally means cause a person/animal unable to breathe properly by blocking the air flow through the throat).
  9. dietary habits (noun) – food choices preferred by persons in their daily life.
  10. cumbersome (adjective) – complicated, complex; awkward/hard to deal with.
  11. lairage (noun) – a resting place; a place where sheep or cattle may be rested during transport to a market or slaughter.
  12. vicinity (noun) – surrounding area, neighbourhood, local area.
  13. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement/condition.
  14. barring (verb) – excluding, omitting, leaving out.
  15. set off (phrasal verb) – cause, prompt, trigger.
  16. storm (noun) – disturbance/trouble, commotion; controversy.
  17. stridently (adverb) – in a forceful way.
  18. jurisdiction (noun) – authority, command, power.
  19. non-starter (noun) – failure, fiasco, catastrophe/mess.
  20. adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  21. countryside (noun) – a rural area.
  22. guise (noun) – posture/appearance, pretence, outward form/false show.
  23. slaughter (verb) – kill animals for food.
  24. explicitly (adverb) – categorically, without any doubt, clearly/directly.
  25. tendency (noun) – inclination, disposition/penchant, direction/movement.
  26. sectarianism (noun) – excessive attachment to a particular sect or party, especially in religion.

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

Word List 1-Learn English-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/.
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