English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 26th June 2017

English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 26th June 2017

Being smart about Smart Cities Mission – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Being smart about Smart Cities Mission – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

The Centre would like us to believe that the Smart Cities Mission will transform urban life in the agglomerations that enter the elite club. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-2

  1. agglomeration (noun) – collection, mass, assemblage.
  2. inclusivity (noun) – the quality of being inclusive without excluding people on grounds of gender, race, class, disability & etc.
  3. fine-grained (adjective) – involving great attention to detail.
  4. skirt (verb) – avoid, dodge, circumvent/bypass.
  5. Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) – SPV will plan, appraise, approve, release funds, implement, manage, operate, monitor and evaluate the Smart City development projects.
  6. come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, propose, introduce.
  7. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness.
  8. accountable (adjective) – responsible, liable, answerable.
  9. standing water (adjective) – (of water) stagnant, still, motionless.
  10. heat map (noun) – a representation of data in which  colours used to represent data values.
  11. low-hanging fruit (noun) – easily achievable course of actions/tasks to get results very quickly.
  12. nimble (adjective) – quick, bright, active/fast.
  13. tap (verb) – use, utilize, draw on/exploit.
  14. commons (noun) – central area/section of (usually an older) town, designated as a shared area, a common land or resources belonging to the whole of a community.
  15. reliable (adjective) – safe, well built/well engineered, good.
  16. civic (adjective) – (relating to) municipal, city, town.

 

Whose privilege? – The Hindu (Jun 26, 2017)

Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-1

  1. privilege (noun) – (birth)right, prerogative, entitlement/advantage.
  2. invoke (verb) – evoke, induce, cause.
  3. tabloid (noun) – a newspaper with a compact page (1/2) size smaller than the normal newspaper.
  4. indefensible (adjective) – unjustified, baseless, illogical/irrational.
  5. unsparing (adjective) – severe, relentless, uncompromising.
  6. confer (verb) – grant to, give to, bestow on.
  7. undue (adjective) – excessive, extreme, immoderate.
  8. coercion (noun) – force, compulsion, demand/insistence.
  9. ostensible (adjective) –  apparent, seeming, alleged/purported.
  10. disguised (adjective) – concealed, hidden, camouflaged.
  11. insulate (verb) – protect, safeguard, shield/defend.
  12. codify (verb) – systematize, systemize, organize/arrange.
  13. germane (adjective) – relevant, pertinent; appropriate; related
  14. by no stretch of the imagination (phrase) – used to highlight that something is definitely not the case/point.
  15. impede (verb) – hinder, prevent, obstruct.
  16. defame (verb) – malign, tarnish, discredit.
  17. pursue (verb) – undertake, prosecute, follow.
  18. judicial remedy (noun) – redress, reparation, solution.
  19. sparingly (adverb) – in small quantities; barely, economically, meagrely.
  20. refute (verb) – disprove, prove false/wrong, invalidate.
  21. misconceived (adjective) – misunderstood, misinterpreted, mistaken.
  22. concede (verb) – allow, grant, recognize.
  23. moot (adjective) – disputed, problematic, unsettled/unresolved.
  24. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, frame.
  25. penal (adjective) – disciplinary, punitive, corrective.
  26. odium (noun) – disgust, disapproval, repulsion.
  27. rescind (verb) – revoke, repeal, cancel.
  28. august (adjective) – distinguished, respected, prestigious.

 

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