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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 28th February 2020

  1. march on (verb) – move forward, advance, progress (unstoppably).
  2. COVID-19 (noun) – coronovirus disease 2019.
  3. cause for concern (phrase) – reason to worry.
  4. come down (phrasal verb) – decline, reduce, lessen.
  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. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  7. unchecked (adjective) – uncontrolled, unconstrained, unrestricted.
  8. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  9. go up (phrasal verb) – rise or increase.
  10. vessel (noun) – ship, yacht, boat.
  11. overshoot (noun) – exceed, be greater than, be more than.
  12. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  13. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  14. cult (noun) – sect; a social group that is defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs; A system of religious beliefs and its body of adherents; a religion regarded as ‘unorthodox or spurious’.
  15. at one’s service (phrase) – be available to help/use to someone.
  16. fan out (verb) – spread, unfold, outspread.
  17. aid (verb) – help, hasten, accelerate.
  18. arduous (adjective) – demanding, tough, challenging.
  19. contain (verb) – control, limit, restrain.
  20. affiliation (noun) – connection, relationship, rapport.
  21. far fewer (phrase) – much less (with a large difference).
  22. cluster (noun) – group, bunch, mass (of).
  23. apparent (adjective) – clear, evident, obvious.
  24. ground (noun) – reason, factor, basis.
  25. shut down (phrasal verb) – close, discontinue, cease operation, stop.
  26. fertile (adjective) – able to reproduce, generative.
  27. fertile ground (noun) – a condition which generates/produces a lot of something (opportunities, results etc,.).
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