English Vocabulary from “The Hindu News Paper” – 5th August 2017

Price of rapacity – The Hindu (Aug 05, 2017)

Price of rapacity – The Hindu (Aug 05, 2017)

In ordering that lease-holders should pay compensation to the extent of 100% of the price of the quantum of minerals they had illegally extracted, the Supreme Court has gone beyond… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”.

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Word List-1

  1. rapacity (noun) – greed, avarice/cupidity, covetousness/acquisitiveness.
  2. lay down (phrasal verb) – formulate, stipulate, frame.
  3. quantum (noun) – amount, proportion/quantity; portion/division.
  4. affirmation (noun) – assertion, declaration, statement.
  5. stringent (adjective) – strict, precise, firm/rigid.
  6. indulge in (verb) – involve (in an undesirable action).
  7. flout (verb) – defy/disdain, refuse to obey, disregard (a rule).
  8. deplete (verb) – exhaust, use up/consume, decrease/diminish.
  9. enforce (verb) – force, compel, demand/insist on.
  10. vested interest (noun) – personal/private interest of a person/group.
  11. nerve (noun) – courage, boldness, audacity;
  12. scourge (noun) – affliction, bane, burden.
  13. conserve (verb) – preserve, protect, maintain/safeguard.
  14. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  15. bear in mind (phrase) – take into account, remember, consider.

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