English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 13th July 2017

Sorrowful song – The Hindu (Jul 13, 2017)

Sorrowful song – The Hindu (Jul 13, 2017)

Assam’s Bihugeet songs celebrate the many colours of the Brahmaputra and its life-sustaining character, with stirring renditions by Bhupen… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-1

  1. sorrowful (adjective) – sad, disturbing, heartbreaking.
  2. stirring (adjective) – exciting, thrilling/electrifying, emotional.
  3. rendition (noun) – playing, singing; performance/presentation.
  4. grit (noun) – courage, bravery, mettle.
  5. put off (phrasal verb) – postpone, defer, delay.
  6. stride (noun) – progress, proceed, move.
  7. deluge (noun) – flood, torrent, overflow of an area with water.
  8. disperse (verb) – disseminate, distribute, spread.
  9. rhinoceros (noun) – often abbreviated to rhino, rhinoceros are the largest (one-horned) mammals  (plant eating animals) after elephant.
  10. abatement (noun) – lessening, decrease, decline.
  11. lasting (adjective) – enduring, long-lasting, long-lived.
  12. overrun (verb) – flow over, inundate, storm.
  13. course (noun) – route, direction, path.
  14. sediment (noun) – silt, dregs, remains/deposited earth/mud.
  15. aberrant (adjective) – deviating, abnormal, atypical.
  16. braided (adjective) – (of a river) flow into a network of small & shallow channels alike braid (interlaced strands).
  17. precipitation (noun) – a form of water – liquid (drizzle, rain) or solid (snow) – falling from the sky.
  18. insight (noun) – understanding (of), realizationrevelation (about).
  19. vulnerable (adjective) – endangered, unsafe, unprotected.
  20. remedial (adjective) – healing, corrective, curing.
  21. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  22. rehabilitation (noun) – the action of bringing (someone or something) back to a normal, healthy condition after an illness, injury, drug problem, etc (Courtesy: VOA Learning English).
  23. embankment (noun) – earth/stone wall/bank; causeway, barrage.
  24. ethnicity (noun) – a category of people who identify with each other based on common language, ancestral, social, cultural, or national experiences. (Courtesy: Wikipedia).
  25. vis-a-vis (preposition) – in relation to, with regard to.
  26. dreadful (adjective) – terrible, frightful, horrible.
  27. hog deer (noun) – a small deer.
  28. sambar deer (noun) – a large deer.
  29. perish (verb) – die, be killed (suddenly).

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