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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 15th April 2020

  1. narrowing (adjective) – reducing, decreasing, lessening, restricting, limiting, contracting.
  2. window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
  3. lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  4. orderly (adjective) – systematic, methodical, organized/planned.
  5. inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, sure to happen, unpreventable.
  6. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  7. continuity (noun) – stability, constancy, continuance.
  8. 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.
  9. speak of (verb) – mention, refer to, remark on, discuss.
  10. incentivise (verb) – encourage, motivate, galvanize.
  11. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  12. spike (noun) – a sharp rise/increase of something.
  13. rigorous (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough, stringent.
  14. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  15. exemption (noun) – exclusion, relief, exception.
  16. litmus test (noun) – severe challenge.
  17. hotspot (noun) – a place of significant activity.
  18. presume (verb) – assume, suppose, judge, postulate.
  19. confirmatory test (noun) – diagnostic test; it confirms or cancels a medical condition in an individual with concerning symptoms (or an out-of-range screening result).
  20. align with (verb) – join up with, give support to, form an alliance with, combine with.
  21. protocol (noun) – procedure, convention, policy/rule.
  22. subsequent (adjective) – following, ensuing, successive.
  23. enable (verb) – allow, permit, validate, authorize.
  24. abide by (verb) – conform to, adhere to, comply with.
  25. so much so (that) (phrase) – to such an extent or large degree that.
  26. provision (noun) – term, clause, requirement.
  27. inter- (prefix) – between.
  28. intra- (prefix) – within.
  29. curfew (noun) – a rule which is instructing people to stay at home, typically at night.
  30. affirm (verb) – declare, state, vow, guarantee.
  31. rabi crops/sowing (noun) – winter crops; seeds sowing in the beginning (Nov) of the winter and harvesting at the end of the season (Apr) in the South Asia.
  32. kharif crops (noun) – monsoon crops; seeds sowing in the beginning (Jun) of the monsoon and harvesting at the end of the season (Oct) in the South Asia.
  33. harvest (noun) – the process of gathering a ripe crop from the fields.
  34. produce (noun) – (natural) products, foods.
  35. distressing (adjective) – upsetting, worrying, affecting.
  36. arbitrary (adjective) – random casual, capricious; oppressive, domineering, high-handed, unmotivated/unreasonable.
  37. policing (noun) – the enforcement of rules/regulations.
  38. less and less (phrase) – gradually decreasing.
  39. feasible (adjective) – practicable, viable, realistic.
  40. build up (phrasal verb) – increase, escalate, raise, intensify.
  41. render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
  42. moribund (noun) – dying, decaying, declining, crumbling; stagnant.
  43. dependent (adjective) – reliant on, relying on, counting on.
  44. meagre (adjective) – small, little, paltry, inadequate/deficient.
  45. debt (noun) – liability, financial obligation, borrowed capital.
  46. infusion (noun) – the introduction/instilling/imbuing of a new thing.
  47. provision (noun) – supply, providing, giving, delivery.
  48. enroll (verb) – register, apply.
  49. 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.
  50. go beyond (phrasal verb) – to do more than required/expected.
  51. classification (noun) – sorting, classifying, categorization.
  52. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  53. overnight (adverb) – very quickly; instantly.
  54. sequential (adjective) – continuous, consecutive, uninterrupted.
  55. workforce (noun) – employees, staff, personnel.

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