English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 25th July 2017

Network challenges – The Hindu (Jul 25, 2017)

Network challenges – The Hindu (Jul 25, 2017)

There’s a fresh twist in the tale for India’s telecom sector, which is a success story with around a billion connections issued so far and about 350 million subscribers estimated to have smartphones. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. landscape (noun) – the distinctive features of a field of activity.
  2. incumbent (adjective) – current, existing, present.
  3. be saddled with (verb) – burden, hamper, charge.
  4. debt (noun) – liability, financial obligation, borrowed capital.
  5. non-performing asset (noun)  – an asset that is not generating income; bad loans, toxic assets, troubled assets;
  6. wary (adjective) – cautious, careful; doubtful.
  7. rebound (verb) – recover, pick-up, rally (increase in something (value, amount) after a decline).
  8. trajectory (noun) – course, route, path.
  9. rejig (verb) – reorganize, rearrange, alter.
  10. keep up (phrasal verb) – keep pace, keep abreast.
  11. disruptive (adjective) – innovative, unprecedented, unusual.
  12. profound (adjective) – clever, perceptive, thoughtful.
  13. digital divide (noun) – the gap between the people who access computer/the internet and those who don’t access them.
  14. bridge (verb) – link, connect, unite.
  15. chunk (noun) – a significant amount of.
  16. shoot up (phrasal verb) – rise, soar, surge.
  17. step up (phrasal verb) – increase, intensify, strengthen.
  18. rationalise (verb) – streamline, make more efficient, hone/simplify.
  19. statutory (adjective) – mandatory, necessary, essential.
  20. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  21. network neutrality (noun) – net neutrality refers to the principle that all traffic on the internet should be treated equally.
  22. ecosystem (noun) – complex network/environment.
  23. walled garden (noun) – on the Internet, a restricted ecosystem/environment that controls the user’s access to web content and services.
  24. sovereign (adjective) – independent, self-governing, autonomous.
  25. pertain to (verb) – concern, relate to, be connected with.
  26. lopsided (adjective) – uneven, unequal, one-sided.
  27. consent (noun) – agreement, assent/accord , permission.

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