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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 21 May 2020

  1. pandemic (noun) – the worldwide spread of a new disease;
  2. open up (phrasal verb) – begin/start doing business again and make it available for the customers to get involved in it; restart/reopen (economic activity).
  3. pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
  4. extraordinary (adjective) – huge, massive, mighty, tremendous.
  5. at any given time (phrase) – at any particular time.
  6. resort (noun) – recourse to, turning to, the use of, utilizing.
  7. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  8. behavioural change (noun) – (in public health) it refers to efforts put in place to change people’s personal habits and attitudes, to prevent disease.
  9. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  10. 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.
  11. respiratory (adjective) – relating to or affecting breathing (or organs of breathing).
  12. etiquette (noun) – proper behaviour, good manners, rules of conduct/protocol.
  13. sanitise (verb) – disinfect, cleanse, sterilize.
  14. nudge (verb) – prompt, encourage, stimulate, coax.
  15. persistent (adjective) – continuous, constant, steady, unrelenting.
  16. provision (noun) – supplying, providing, giving.
  17. advocate (verb) – recommend, advise, support, promote, champion/espouse.
  18. lack of (noun) – absence, insufficiency, shortage, deficiency.
  19. ceiling (noun) – upper limit, maximum, highest permissible level.
  20. more so (phrase) – to a greater degree; to a greater extent.
  21. poorly-ventilated (adjective) – (of a room) provided with a bad/poor supply of fresh air.
  22. give a free run (phrase) – make someone/something to move uninterruptedly.
  23. starkly (adverb) – sharply, clearly, simply/basically; grimly.
  24. symptomatic (adjective) – relating to a condition/person with symptoms.
  25. asymptomatic (adjective) – relating to a condition/person with no symptoms.
  26. pre-symptomatic (adjective) – relating to a condition/person with mild illness/symptoms.
  27. warranted (adjective) – justified, right, allowed/permitted, appropriate/applicable.
  28. 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.
  29. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence, outburst, epidemic.
  30. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  31. devolve on (verb) – (of responsibility) pass to, transfer.
  32. imperative (adjective) – vitally important, crucial/critical, essential.
  33. mechanism (noun) – procedure, process, method/technique.
  34. shaky (adjective) – unreliable, unsound, doubtful.
  35. resumption (noun) – restarting, recommencement, reopening.
  36. takeaway (noun) – a restaurant that sells cooked food to be taken away & eaten at home or elsewhere.
  37. necessity (noun) – (essential) requirement, prerequisite.
  38. feasible (adjective) – practicable, viable, realistic.
  39. the least (determiner) – slightest, smallest, minimum, littlest.
  40. occasion (noun) – (a particular) time, moment, point.
  41. intermittent (adjective) – irregular, occasional, periodic.
  42. mounting (adjective) – increasing, growing, escalating.
  43. prudent (adjective) – wise, sensible, well judged.
  44. navigate (verb) – proceed, move, manage.
  45. minimalist (adjective) – practical, useful, utilitarian. (Minimalism is a practical approach).
  46. quest (noun) – pursuit; search.
  47. breakthrough (noun) – advance, development, step forward, progress.
  48. make progress (phrase) – move forward, proceed/continue, make strides.

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