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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 27th April 2020

  1. distress (noun) – difficulty, trouble, suffering.
  2. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  3. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  4. stringent (adjective) – strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
  5. lockdown (noun) – an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place; An extended state of confinement/encirclement/isolation of a person by the authority.
  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. travails (noun) – ordeal, trouble, hardship; struggle, painful effort.
  8. trigger (verb) – cause, give rise to, bring about, prompt.
  9. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  10. by/on foot (phrase) – by walking (instead of travelling by a bus/train or using other transport).
  11. dependent upon (adjective) – based on, depending on, relying on.
  12. strand (verb) – get stuck, be in a place (unable to move).
  13. stare at (verb) – look fixedly.
  14. livelihood (noun) – source of income, means of support, subsistence; means of making a living with the basic necessities (food, water, shelter and clothing).
  15. better off (phrase) – in an advantageous position.
  16. safety net (noun) – something which gives protection against misfortune or difficulty.
  17. avail (verb) – use, utilize, make use of.
  18. humane (adjective) – compassionate, considerate, sympathetic, kind-hearted.
  19. dormant (adjective) – inactive, passive, inoperative.
  20. incentive (noun) – reason, motivation, encouragement; stimulus, impetus, boost.
  21. viable (adjective) – manageable, feasible, effective.
  22. fatality (verb) – death, casualty, mortality/loss.
  23. dilemma (noun) – quandary, predicament, difficulty.
  24. compensate (verb) – recompense, repay, pay back, reimburse (for one’s losses).
  25. infirm (adjective) – weak, feeble, unwell/in poor health.
  26. resume (verb) – restart, recommence, begin again.
  27. heed (verb) – pay attention to, take into account, consider.
  28. futile (adjective) – useless, senseless, pointless.
  29. flock (verb) – gather, assemble, go/come in large number, crowd.
  30. gear up (phrasal verb) – prepare, take the necessary steps, get ready.
  31. facilitate (verb) – make easier, make possible; assist, help, aid.
  32. the least (pronoun) – the minimum, smallest, slightest amount.

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