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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 26th March 2020

  1. lockdown (noun) – a state of isolation; confinement, restraint, encirclement.
  2. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  3. homebound (adjective) – unable to leave one’s house.
  4. unparalleled (adjective) – unprecedented, unequalled, exceptional.
  5. march (noun) – (steady & inevitable) progress, advance, development, headway.
  6. scourge (noun) – plague, affliction,misfortune, suffering.
  7. overwhelm (verb) – overload, engulf, flood.
  8. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, endeavour/try.
  9. flatten (verb) – make flat, make even, make smooth.
  10. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  11. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  12. curfew (noun) – a rule which is instructing people to stay at home, typically at night.
  13. anticipate (verb) – expect, foresee, predict.
  14. transmission chain (noun) – the act or process by which something is spread or passed from one person or thing to another.
  15. symptomatic (adjective) – indicative, signalling, warning.
  16. COVID19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  17. regrettably (adverb) – unluckily, sadly, unhappily.
  18. bout (noun) – spell, period, time; outbreak, outburst, eruption.
  19. virtual (adjective) – effective, practical, implied.
  20. far less (phrase) – much less.
  21. unambiguous (adjective) – unarguable, beyond doubt/question, unquestionable.
  22. spell out (phrasal verb) – explain, make clear, elucidate/clarify.
  23. provisions (noun) – supplies (of rations).
  24. prolonged (adjective) – lengthy, extended, protracted.
  25. trauma (noun) – torment, distress, suffering.
  26. war room approach (noun) – an approach in which all the vital information gathered in one place and brainstormed it with all the key people involved in it to solve a difficult problem.
  27. virtually (adverb) – effectively, nearly.
  28. explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, without any doubt.
  29. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  30. harassment (noun) – persecution, persistent annoyance, coercion/intimidation.
  31. deplorable (adjective) – disgraceful, dishonourable, unacceptable.
  32. discrimination (noun) – prejudice, bias/bigotry, intolerance, narrow-mindedness, unfairness.
  33. sternly (adverb) – strictly, severely, stringently.
  34. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  35. round the clock (phrase) – all day and all night (without stopping).
  36. deprivation (noun) – poverty, impoverishment, hardship, neediness.
  37. efficacy (noun) – effectiveness, efficiency, power/ability to give estimated results.
  38. 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.
  39. shuddering (adjective) – unsteady, shaky, unbalanced.
  40. standstill (noun) – deadlock, impasse, stalemate/stand-off.
  41. ramification (noun) – result, aftermath, outcome, effect.
  42. wide-ranging (adjective) – extensive, broad/wide, expansive.
  43. fallout (noun) – adverse results; after-effects, repercussions.
  44. grossly (adverb) – flagrantly, obviously; extremely/excessively.
  45. vulnerable (adjective) – weak, feeble; unsafe, unprotected/unguarded.
  46. prospect (noun) – chances, potential, future.
  47. slew of (noun) – a large number of, lot, range.
  48. regulatory (adjective) – organizational, governmental.
  49. compliance (noun) – conformity, observation, adherence.
  50. deferment (noun) – postponement, delay, rescheduling.
  51. at best (phrase) – simply, merely, only, nothing but.
  52. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  53. mitigation (noun) – alleviation, reduction; lessening.
  54. stimulus (noun) – impetus, boost, incentive, fillip.
  55. exceptional (adjective) – unusual/uncommon, abnormal, atypical, extraordinary.
  56. war footing (noun) – a state of preparedness (for war).
  57. for a start (phrase) – to introduce a first point of a series of points to be discussed/mentioned.
  58. fiscal deficit (noun) – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
  59. tip (verb) – overturn, topple, fall, overbalance.
  60. recession (noun) – economic decline, downturn, slump.
  61. at the very least (phrase) – to put it mildly, without any exaggeration, taking pessimistic view.
  62. in keeping with (phrase) – in accordance with, in agreement with, in line with/true to.
  63. sizeable (adjective) – substantial, considerable, significant.
  64. grant (noun) – allowance, allocation, allotment, contribution.
  65. encompass (verb) – include, subsume, incorporate.
  66. swathe (noun) – a wide area (of something).
  67. substantial (adjective) – considerable, significant, large.
  68. well-being (noun) – healthy state, comfort/happiness, prosperity.
  69. livelihood (noun) – source of income, means of support, living, subsistence.
  70. in vain (phrase) – unsuccessfully, futile, useless.

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