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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 8 May 2020

  1. back home (phrase) –
    in one’s (own) country/hometown.
  2. expatriate (noun) –
    a person who is living/working abroad; emigrant, migrant.
  3. stranded (adjective) –
    stuck (in difficulties), helpless, abandoned, deserted.
  4. guard against (verb) –
    beware of,keep watch over, be alert to, take care for, be alert to, take care for.
  5. mammoth (adjective) –
    something which is huge, giant, colossal.
  6. dub (verb) – 
    call, name, label.
  7. last (verb) –
    continue, go/carry on, proceed.
  8. embassy (noun) – 
    the diplomatic office building in a foreign country where the ambassador & team live and work; consulate.
  9. in time (phrase) –
    on time, on schedule, at the right time.
  10. 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.
  11. shut down (phrasal verb) – 
    discontinue, cease activity, close.
  12. increasingly (adverb) –
    to an increasing extent, more and more, steadily more, growingly.
  13. 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.
  14. have one’s work/task cut out (phrase) – 
    be dealt with a difficult task.
  15. standard operating procedure (SOP) (noun) – 
    a detailed, written document consisting of step-by-step information on routine activities necessary to complete tasks in accordance with specific regulations or standards.
  16. compelling (adjective) – 
    convincing, valid, reasonable. 
  17. deportation (noun) – 
    expulsion, expelling, banishment, expatriation, exile.
  18. accommodation (noun) –
    place to stay and live; housing, rooms, lodgings.
  19. in addition (phrase) – 
    as well as, additionally, moreover.
  20. lay down (phrasal verb) – 
    formulate, stipulate, set down.
  21. stringent (adjective) – 
    strict/stern, severe, tough/rigorous.
  22. institutional (adjective) – 
    procedural, prescribed, systematic, regulated.
  23. quarantine (noun) –
    a process of separating out people, animals and things (such as plants) from others for a period of time in order to control/restrict the spread of a contagious disease; Quarantine is imposed to separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  24. bear the cost (phrase) –
    pay for something.
  25. returnee (noun) – 
    a person who returns to his native country after being in another country for sometime.
  26. grateful (adjective) – 
    thankful.
  27. diplomat (noun) –
    envoy, consul, ambassador.
  28. crew (noun) – 
    a group of people who work together on and operate a ship, aircraft & etc,.
  29. carry out (phrasal verb) –
    conduct, perform, execute.
  30. unsung (adjective) –
    relating to a person who does great achievements but he is unknown or unacknowledged; uncelebrated, unacclaimed.
  31. as well as (phrase) – 
    and in addition; and also.
  32. repatriation (noun) – 
    the act of sending people/something to their own country.
  33. manoeuvre (noun) – 
    carefully planned activity.
  34. put in (phrasal verb) – 
    employ, devote, give (effort to something).
  35. trauma (noun) –
    torment, distress, suffering.
  36. makeshift (adjective) – 
    temporary, provisional, standby.
  37. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) –
    a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  38. given (preposition) – 
    considering, taking into account, in view of, in the light of.
  39. drop (noun) – 
    decrease, reduction, decline, downturn.
  40. downturn (noun) – 
    decline, setback, blow/upset (in economic activity).

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