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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 02nd April 2020

  1. uncritical (adjective) – unreasoned, unconsidered, unthinking, unknowing, unsuspecting.
  2. endorsement (noun) – support, backing, approval.
  3. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  4. probing (questions) (noun) – follow-up questions when someone does not fully understand a response, when answers are vague or ambiguous or when someone wants to obtain more specific or in-depth information.
  5. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease; The illness spreads around the world and typically affects a large number of people across a wide area.
  6. humanitarian crisis (noun) – it is also called as humanitarian disaster; a situation with high levels of human suffering in which basic human welfare is in danger on a large scale.
  7. set off (phrasal verb) – give rise to, cause, invoke, trigger, bring about.
  8. lockdown (noun) – a state of isolation; confinement, restraint, encirclement.
  9. highlight (noun) – main feature, focal point, most interesting part.
  10. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  11. uncritically (adverb) – unquestioningly, unthinkingly, casually/carelessly.
  12. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/account.
  13. in the light of (phrase) – considering, taking into account, keeping in mind.
  14. The Solicitor-General (noun) – the second-highest rank for a law officer of the government.
  15. bring out (phrasal verb) – publish, print, issue, produce.
  16. bulletin (noun) – news, news report, press release, communiqué.
  17. disseminate (verb) – spread, circulate, distribute, communicate.
  18. flag (verb) – indicate, identify, point out.
  19. penal (adjective) – disciplinary, punitive, corrective.
  20. provision (noun) – term/condition, clause, requirement.
  21. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent/equal to, be tantamount to.
  22. alarm (noun) – warning sound, danger/distress signal, alert.
  23. disobedience (noun) – indiscipline, misconduct, non-compliance.
  24. exaggeration (noun) – overstatement, overemphasis, overplaying, magnification, amplification.
  25. credible (adjective) – believable, acceptable, reasonable, convincing.
  26. take effect (phrase) – begin, become operative, come into force.
  27. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, paucity, non-existence.
  28. run out (phrasal verb) – be exhausted, be finished, be used up, sell out of, consume.
  29. back home (phrase) – in one’s country/hometown.
  30. concede (verb) – admit, acknowledge, accept, allow.
  31. ill-advised (adjective) – ill-considered, misguided, injudicious.
  32. restrain (verb) – control, restrict, limit, regulate.
  33. ascertain (verb) – find out, decide/verify, come to know.
  34. implicit (adjective) – understood, hinted, implied, assumed; unexpressed, unstated.
  35. prayer (noun) – wish, hope.
  36. antithesis (noun) – the direct opposite of something; antipode, contrary, opposite, reverse.
  37. disclosure (noun) – report, declaration, announcement.
  38. dissemination (noun) – spreading, circulation, distribution.
  39. restraint (noun) – control, restriction, limitation.
  40. devastating (adjective) – destructive, ruinous, disastrous, catastrophic.
  41. fallout (noun) – adverse results; after-effects, repercussions.
  42. primarily (adverb) – basically, especially, particularly.
  43. the executive (noun) – the executive is a branch of government which enforces the law as written by the legislature and interpreted by the judiciary.
  44. humanitarian (adjective) – compassionate, humane, socially concerned.
  45. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, element.
  46. in the fitness of things (phrase) – suitable, appropriate, proper, fitting.
  47. accountability (noun) – responsibility, liability, answerability.
  48. distressing (adjective) – upsetting, worrying, affecting.

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