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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 17th March 2020

  1. combat (verb) – fight, tackle, confront/resist.
  2. COVID-19 (noun) – coronovirus disease 2019.
  3. out-of-the-box thinking (phrase) – thinking creatively/unconventionally/differently.
  4. coronavirus (CoV)(noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  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. reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain or offer help, assistance, cooperation.
  7. come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, propose, put forward, present.
  8. perspective (noun) – outlook, viewpoint, approach.
  9. task force (noun) – unit, crew, outfit, section (mainly arranged for a task).
  10. hub (noun) – centre, centre of activity, focal point.
  11. mainstay (noun) – central component, chief support, backbone. 
  12. escalation (noun) – intensification; an increase in the intensity of something.
  13. incidence (noun) – occurrence, prevalence, commonness.
  14. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence (of a disease); outburst, epidemic.
  15. casualty (noun) – victim, fatality, loss/dead/injured.
  16. under-reporting (noun) – reporting less than actual (data).
  17. counterpart (noun) – a person/thing that serves the same job/function but in a different location; equivalent.
  18. more or less (phrase) – approximately, roughly, nearly, almost.
  19. moribund (adjective) – dying, sinking, decaying, declining, crumbling.
  20. virtual (adjective) – effective, essential, practical.
  21. come after (phrasal verb) – follow, happen, occur, ensue.
  22. pull out (phrasal verb) – withdraw, leave, abandon.
  23. sticking point (noun) – obstacle, bone of contention; a problem or issue that makes you can’t move beyond and it stops all progress and you are stuck.
  24. persist (verb) – continue, linger, remain.
  25. revive (verb) – re-establish, reinstitute, bring back.
  26. put aside (phrasal verb) – disregard/forget, set aside, ignore, pay no heed to, shrug off.
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