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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 1 June 2020

The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 1 June 2020

Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section with their best. So it is most important for the students to improve their writing ans well as verbal skills. An important part of this process is working on your English vocabulary.

For improvement of vocabulary we are providing here most important The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 30 May 2020.

  1. resumption (noun) –
    restarting, recommencement, relaunch/restoration.
  2. vigil (noun) –
    surveillance, close watch, monitoring.
  3. universally (adverb) –
    invariably, globally, broadly/commonly.
  4. acknowledge (verb) –
    admit, accept, recognize, realize.
  5. traumatic (adjective) –
    shocking, distressing, disturbing.
  6. displacement (noun) –
    a forced removal/departure of people from their homes, mainly due to war/natural disaster/persecution.
  7. check (noun) – 
    control, restraint, curb, restriction/limitation.
  8. modest (adjective) – 
    moderate, limited, small.
  9. phased (adjective) –
    relating to something carried out/perf ormed/pursued in stages; staggered, timed at intervals (of something as they don’t happen at the same time).
  10. rigorous (adjective) – 
    strict, stern, stringent.
  11. set the stage for (phrase) – 
    pave the way for, make preparations for, usher in.
  12. resume (verb) –
    restart, recommence, begin again.
  13. undertake (verb) –
    begin, start, commence,embark on.
  14. surface (verb) –
    emerge, arise, appear, loom.
  15. unwittingly (adverb) – 
    unintentionally, unknowingly, inadvertently.
  16. diligence  (noun) – 
    carefulness, attentiveness; dedication, commitment.
  17. quarantine (verb) –
    separate, set apart, segregate, detach (people, animals and things (such as plants) from others for a period of time in order to control/restrict the spread of a contagious disease). Separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  18. incidence (noun) –
    refers to the number of new cases that develop in a given period of time whereas “prevalence” refers to the number of cases of a disease that are present in a particular population at a given time.
  19. half-hearted (adjective) –
    cursory/casual, artificial/superficial, uninterested.
  20. measure (noun) – 
    step, action, course of action, plan of action, procedure.
  21. social/physical distancing (noun) – 
    a term means actively avoiding crowded public places, is a key element in decreasing the rapid spread of COVID-19. This is an effort intended to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing spread among people in community settings.
  22. curtailment (noun) – 
    reduction, limitation, restriction, decrease, lessening.
  23. liberty (noun) – 
    freedom, independence.
  24. persuade (verb) – 
    convince, influence, press someone into, make certain.
  25. public behaviour (change) (noun) –
    (in public health) it refers to efforts put in place to change people’s personal habits and attitudes, to prevent disease.
  26. civil (adjective) – 
    polite, courteous, well mannered, respectful.
  27. firm (adjective) –
    definite, clear-cut; vigorous (but not excessive).
  28. contraction (noun) – 
    decline, decrease, reduction.
  29. mitigate (verb) –
    reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  30. misery (noun) – 
    pain, grief, anguish, agony, distress, torment, suffering.
  31. Public Distribution System (PDS) (noun) –
    The Public Distribution System (PDS) in the country facilitates the supply of food grains and distribution of essential commodities to a large number of poor people through a network of Fair Price Shops at a subsidized price on a recurring basis.
  32. left behind past participle of leave behind (phrasal verb) –
    neglect, forget, abandon, desert.
  33. intended beneficiary (noun) –
    an “intented beneficiary” is a third party beneficiary who is explicitly (clearly) promised certain benefits under a contract/scheme. Intended beneficiary is also known as direct beneficiary. (whereas an “incidental beneficiary” is not promised benefits, but unintentionally becomes an unintended third party beneficiary of the contract/scheme once it has been carried out.
  34. underscore (verb) –
    underline, emphasize, highlight.
  35. 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.
  36. hunger (noun) –
    lack of food.
  37. worse off (phrase) – 
    less fortunate; in a disadvantageous position.
  38.  vulnerable (adjective) –
    relating to a weak/neglected person who is in need of special care/support; at risk, unsafe, unprotected.
  39. shelter (verb) –
    protect, keep safe, safeguard, shield/save.
  40. sound (adjective) –
    practicable, reliable, sensible, dependable.
  41. course (noun) – 
    progression, development, progress, unfolding.
  42. by no means (phrase) –
    not at all, in no way, certainly not.
  43. possibility (noun) –
    chance, probability.
  44. cluster (noun) –
    a group (of people considered as a unit).
  45. prioritise (verb) – 
    make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
  46. ramp up (phrasal verb) – 
    increase (in amount or number).

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