English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 2nd August 2017

A clear failure – The Hindu (Aug 02, 2017)

A clear failure – The Hindu (Aug 02, 2017)

This is one failure that the Tamil Nadu government will struggle to live down. Its handling of the challenge posed by the new norm that all medical college admissions should be…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

Courtesy: The Hindu

Word List-1

  1. live down (phrasal verb) – to make others forget that you made a big mistake/something embarrassing happened by you.
  2.  let down (phrasal verb) – fail to support; abandon, neglect.
  3. beset (verb) – trouble, afflict, bother.
  4. despair (noun) – hopelessness, desperation, distress/pain.
  5. thrust (noun) – force, push, pressure.
  6. insulate (verb) – protect, safeguard, shield.
  7. exemption (noun) – immunity/exception, exclusion, relief.
  8. assent (noun) – approval, consent, endorsement.
  9. reluctant (adjective) – unwilling, disinclined, unenthusiastic.
  10. scrutiny (noun) – observation, examination, inspection.
  11. desperation (noun) – recklessness, riskiness, audacity.
  12. flaw (noun) – defect, fault, shortcoming/weakness.
  13. impermissible (adjective) – unsatisfactory, inappropriate, unsuitable.
  14. strike down (phrasal verb) – abolish, annul, nullify  (a law or regulation).
  15. uphold (verb) – validate, confirm, approve.
  16. pertinent (adjective) – relevant, apposite, appropriate/suitable.
  17. lag behind (verb) – fall behind, straggle, trail behind.
  18. counterpart (noun) – a person who serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  19. apprehension (noun) – anxiety, worry, uneasiness/concern.
  20. evade (verb) – elude, avoid/dodge, escape.
  21. fare (verb) – perform/do, progress, manage/cope.
  22. ado (noun) – trouble, disturbance, difficulty.

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