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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 21st March 2020

  1. COVID-19 (noun) – coronovirus disease 2019.
  2. put up (phrasal verb) – give, provide, come up with; present, put forward, propose.
  3. gallop (verb) – proceed/rise at great speed.
  4. address (noun) – speak, talk, discourse.
  5. 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)
  6. 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.
  7. focus on (verb) – draw attention to, emphasize, highlight.
  8. little by way of (phrase) – not (very) much; less.
  9. mitigate (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  10. malady (noun) – serious problem.
  11. all the time (phrase) – constantly, relentlessly, always.
  12. detrimental (adjective) – damaging, inimical, dangerous.
  13. fatalism (noun) – acceptance; belief that all events are unpredictable/unavoidable as fated.
  14. complacency (noun) – carelessness, laxity, laziness; smug; self-satisfaction, self-approval.
  15. creeping (adjective) – (of a negative manner) occurring, developing gradually.
  16. affliction (noun) – misfortune, suffering, pain, trouble.
  17. nonchalance (noun) – unconcern, lack of concern, indifference, carelessness.
  18. border on (verb) – be similar to, resemble, be comparable to.
  19. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  20. lockdown (noun) – confinement, restraint, encirclement.
  21. if and when (phrase) – used to say something about an future event/situation that may or may not happen.
  22. timely (adjective) – opportune, well timed, at the right time, appropriate.
  23. at the forefront (phrase) – be in a leading position in an important activity that is trying to achieve something.
  24. frustratingly (adverb) – irritatingly.
  25. marshal (verb) – arrange, organize, deploy, systematize.
  26. spectrum (noun) – wide range, gamut, ambit.
  27. need of the hour (phrase) – some need/requirement/demand at a particular point of time.
  28. a tad (adverb) – rather, quite, fairly, somewhat, a little.
  29. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  30. social 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.
  31. livelihood (noun) – source of income, means of support, living, subsistence.
  32. emphatically (adverb) – distinctly, clearly, noticeably.
  33. urge (verb) – advise, recommend, suggest.
  34. to put someone at ease (phrase) – to make (someone) to feel calm & relaxed.
  35. looming (adjective) – appearing/emerging as a large/threatening one.
  36. economic insecurity (noun) – Economic insecurity can be defined as “the anxiety produced by the possible exposure to adverse economic events and by the anticipation of the difficulty to recover from them”. Examples could include a fear of unemployment, or an expectation of a worsening financial situation.
  37. task force (noun) – unit, crew, outfit, section (mainly arranged for a task).
  38. chair (verb) – preside over, lead, control/direct.
  39. alleviate (verb) – reduce, control, mitigate/moderate.
  40. go a long way (phrase) – to do a lot of work before accomplishing a goal.
  41. see through (phrasal verb) – get/have the measure of, fathom, realize, understand.
  42. populace (noun) – population, inhabitants, people/public.
  43. instil (verb) – introduce, imprint, inculcate.
  44. exhort (verb) – urge, encourage, advise, appeal to.
  45. frontline responder (noun) – a person who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. First/front line responders typically include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters & etc,.
  46. splendid (adjective) – excellent, wonderful, magnificent.
  47. humanity (noun) – humankind, the human race, people.
  48. prompt (verb) – give rise to, bring about, cause.
  49. put aside (phrasal verb) – disregard/forget, set aside, ignore.
  50. difference (noun) – disagreement, difference of opinion, misunderstanding, dispute.
  51. join hands (phrase) – work together.
  52. to this end (phrase) – to achieve the (previously) specified goal/aim.
  53. constructive (adjective) – positive, useful, helpful.
  54. play a part/role (phrase) – contribute to, be instrumental in, be a factor in.
  55. send out (phrasal verb) – give out, announce, deliver/release.

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