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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 27th March 2020

  1. stand with (phrase) – to be in support of.
  2. needy (adjective) – poor/poverty-stricken, underprivileged, impoverished.
  3. 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)
  4. lockdown (noun) – a state of isolation; confinement, restraint, encirclement.
  5. sooner (rather) than later (phrase) – soon, immediately, without delay.
  6. alleviate (verb) – reduce, control, mitigate/moderate.
  7. distress (noun) – difficulty, trouble, suffering.
  8. vulnerable (adjective) – relating to a weak/neglected person who is in need of special care/support.
  9. combat (verb) – fight, tackle, confront/resist.
  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. noteworthy (adjective) – significant, notable, important.
  12. organised sector (noun) – formal sector, formal economy; it is the part of an economy that is taxed, or monitored by any form of government.
  13. sizeable (adjective) – substantial, considerable, significant.
  14. privilege (verb) – give a special advantage.
  15. rodent (noun) – small gnawing mammals (such as a mouse, rat & etc).
  16. pest (noun) – insect.
  17. devour (verb) – consume, engulf, wipe out/destroy.
  18. underprivileged (adjective) – the disadvantaged, impoverished, poverty-stricken (people).
  19. shut down (phrasal verb) – discontinue, cease activity, close.
  20. point in time (phrase) – a particular moment.
  21. outgo (noun) – outlay, spending (of money).
  22. book entry (noun) – a record of an amount spent or received in a company’s accounts.
  23. deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  24. accommodate (verb) – adjust, integrate, fit in with.
  25. ditto (noun) – used to mention that something already said (again for a second time).
  26. generous (adjective) – liberal, large, ample/abundant.
  27. preserve (adjective) – conserve, protect, maintain/keep.
  28. firepower (noun) – capacity/ability, strength, posture.
  29. there is no saying (phrase) – it is not possible to know.
  30. uncertainty (noun) – unpredictability, unreliability, riskiness/precariousness.
  31. last (verb) – continue, remain, persist, go on.
  32. at some point soon (phrase) – later, someday, sooner or later, in the long run.
  33. break the shackles (phrase) – try to fail to observe (an agreement, promise, law, etc.).
  34. fiscal deficit (noun) – the difference between total expenditure and total income of the government.
  35. bandwidth (noun) – capacity, energy (needed to deal with a situation).
  36. ideally (adverb) – preferably, if possible.
  37. ought to (modal verb) – must, should.
  38. run out (phrasal verb) – use up, be exhausted, be finished.
  39. default on (verb) – fail to pay, not pay.
  40. statutory (adjective) – legitimate,acceptable, permissible/admissible.

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