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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 25th March 2020

  1. reign (noun) – rule; period in office, incumbency, leadership.
  2. dynamics (noun) – basic/fundamental cause or force which triggers change within a system.
  3. swear in (phrasal verb) – admit into office, inaugurate, introduce (into office).
  4. muster (verb) – gather, collect, bring together, arrange/organize.
  5. hurriedly (adverb) – quickly, hastily, rapidly.
  6. 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)
  7. will (noun) – determination, resolution, resolve, commitment, dedication.
  8. take the lead (phrase) – to accept responsibility for dealing with a situation.
  9. downfall (noun) – toppling, ousting, unseating, overthrow/elimination, collapse.
  10. engineer (verb) – bring about, cause/arrange (something skillfully); orchestrate, choreograph, mastermind.
  11. short-lived (adjective) – brief, short, short-term, temporary.
  12. setback (noun) – problem, difficulty, issue.
  13. bounce back (phrasal verb) – recover, revive, make a comeback, rally.
  14. sustain (verb) – preserve, conserve, maintain, bolster up.
  15. end up (verb) – come/appear, find oneself (to a particular course of action in the end).
  16. go beyond (phrasal verb) – to do more than (required).
  17. to begin with (phrase) – at first, at the outset, at the beginning.
  18. nebulous (adjective) – ill-defined, unclear, uncertain, indefinite.
  19. narrow (adjective) – limited, restricted; marginal.
  20. fortunes (noun) – circumstances (the success or failure of someone), state of affairs, conditions.
  21. compromise (verb) – undermine, weaken, lessen.
  22. debilitating (adjective) – weakening, exhausting, impairing/paralyzing.
  23. factionalism (noun) – it refers to conflict and infighting between small groups (factions) within a larger one, especially in politics.
  24. viable (adjective) – manageable, feasible, effective.
  25. imaginative (adjective) – creative, insightful; unusual, unconventional.
  26. sustainable (adjective) – legitimate/reasonable, sensible, trustworthy.
  27. rooted (adjective) – firmly established.
  28. step beyond (phrasal verb) – it means that the result achieved is more than expected
  29. dilapidating (adjective) – causing to fall into ruin; historic.
  30. feudal (adjective) – ancient, archaic; outdated, outmoded, old-fashioned.
  31. fortress (noun) – stronghold, bastion, fort, keep.
  32. equilibrium (noun) – balance, symmetry, evenness.
  33. sit/wait in the wings (phrase) – someone who is not active at this time, but ready to do something very soon.
  34. change of guard (phrase) – it used to refer to a situation in which there is a dramatic change in which new people are replacing people (existing) in positions of importance.
  35. unsettle (verb) – upset, disturb, dismay.
  36. the equation (noun) – the situation, the problem, the predicament.
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