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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 3 July 2020

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Almost every competitive exams has English section, that tests the skill of candidates in English language. Therefore candidates have to perform in this section with their best. So it is most important for the students to improve their writing as well as verbal skills. An important part of this process is working on your English vocabulary.

For improvement of vocabulary we are providing here most important The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 3 July 2020.

  1. alert (adjective) – 
    aware, attentive, vigilant, watchful.
  2. at the expense of (phrase) –
    at the cost of, at the loss of; at the sacrifice of.
  3. backbone (noun) –
    chief support, fundamental part, mainstay, pillar.
  4. emergence (noun) – 
    arrival, appearance, coming.
  5. outbreak (noun) –
    sudden appearance/occurrence, outburst, eruption, flare-up.
  6. surge (noun) – 
    sudden increase, rise, growth.
  7. novel (adjective) – 
    new, unusual, different, unfamiliar.
  8. pathogen (noun) – 
    bacteria/virus that causes disease.
  9. remedial (adjective) – 
    beneficial, corrective, healing.
  10. advent (noun) – 
    arrival, appearance, emergence.
  11. veil (verb) –
    conceal, hide, cover, screen, camouflage, cloak.
  12. for one (phrase) – 
    to emphasize that a particular person is definitely viewing in a specific way, even if other people are not.
  13. alert (noun) –
    warning, caution, notification.
  14. correspond to (verb) – 
    relate to, conform to, correlate to.
  15. escalate (verb) – 
    increase, rise, soar, surge (rapidly); become more serious.
  16. 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.
  17. lockdown (noun) –
    an emergency protocol implemented by the authorities that prevents people from leaving from a place.
  18. the new normal (phrase) –
    an earlier unusual situation that becomes a standard now.
  19. standstill (noun) –
    halt, stop, deadlock, impasse, stalemate/stand-off.
  20. shut (verb) –
    close, lock.
  21. neglect (noun) –
    negligence, lack of concern, laxity, disregard, ignoring; failure to take proper care/action.
  22. independently (adverb) – 
    on one’s own, alone, separately, individually.
  23. borne out past participle of bear out (phrasal verb) –
    confirm, validate, vindicate, justify/ support (a claim).
  24. akin (adjective) – 
    similar, related, equivalent.
  25. contagious (adjective) –
    relating to a disease/infection that can spread rapidly from person to person through direct contact, by touching a person who has the infection; communicable, transmittable, infectious.
  26. contract (verb) –
    become infected with, fall ill with; catch, develop (a disease).
  27. contaminated (adjective) –
    polluted, adulterated, poisonous.
  28. airborne (adjective) – 
    transported/carried by the air.
  29. deliberate upon (verb) – 
    think about, ponder, consider (something very carefully).
  30. modelling (noun) – 
    the modelling of infectious diseases is a tool that has been used to study the mechanisms by which diseases spread, to predict the future course of an outbreak and to evaluate strategies to control an epidemic.
  31. quite (adverb) –
    completely, fully, entirely, obviously.
  32. forecast (verb) –
    predict, foresee, foretell, forewarn.
  33. affliction (noun) – 
    misfortune, suffering, pain, trouble.
  34. surveillance (noun) – 
    monitoring, observation, scrutiny, inspection.
  35. crunch (noun) –
    a severe shortage of something.
  36. mirror (verb) –
    reflect, reproduce, follow, correspond to.
  37. debatable (adjective) – 
    controversial, questionable, disputable.
  38. timely (adjective) – 
    opportune, well timed, at the right time, appropriate.

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