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The Hindu Editorial Vocabulary 8th April 2020

  1. 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.
  2. cluster (noun) – a group (of people considered as a unit).
  3. calibrated (adjective) – carefully assessed/analysed.
  4. contain (verb) – control, limit, restrain.
  5. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  6. oil the wheels (phrase) – to make things happen smoothly.
  7. surge (noun) – sudden increase, rise, growth.
  8. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
  9. the way forward (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  10. come up with (phrasal verb) – present, produce, devise, propose.
  11. take into account (phrase) – consider, bear in mind, take account of.
  12. exodus (noun) – mass departure, evacuation, leaving/exit.
  13. harvest (noun) – gathering a ripe crop from the fields.
  14. inter- (prefix) – between.
  15. cessation (noun) – suspension, stopping, halting/ceasing.
  16. trigger (verb) – give rise to, bring about, prompt.
  17. food deficit (noun) – shortage of required food; depth of hunger; Food deficit is measured by comparing the average amount of dietary energy that undernourished people get from the foods they eat with the minimum amount of dietary energy they need to maintain body weight and undertake light activity.
  18. isolation (noun) – a complete separation from others of a person known or reasonably believed to be infected with communicable diseases.
  19. 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; Quarentine 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.
  20. strain (verb) – make every effort, try very hard, do one’s best, struggle, labour, toil.
  21. congregation (noun) – gathering, assembly, meeting, conference.
  22. scale up (phrasal verb) – increase.
  23. advisory (noun) – official communication, announcement, notification, press release, bulletin.
  24. going forward (phrase) – in the future.
  25. voice (verb) – express, make public, announce, mention, raise.
  26. prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
  27. ahead of the curve (phrase) – above average; performing well, be better than (of its kind).
  28. thus far (phrase) – until now.
  29. pointer (noun) – indication, hint, signal.
  30. open up (phrasal verb) – make available (to create/start something).
  31. curb (noun) – restraint, restriction, control.
  32. contact tracing (noun) – it is defined as the identification and follow-up of persons who may have come into contact with a person infected with the virus.
  33. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  34. institute (verb) – set/put in, establish, begin/start.
  35. surveillance (noun) – observation, scrutiny, inspection/examination.
  36. containment (noun) – an act of keeping something (harmful) under control.
  37. social distancing (noun) – a term means actively avoiding crowded public places, is a key element in decreasing the rapid spread of COVID-19. This is an effort intended to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing spread among people in community settings.
  38. build up (phrasal verb) – increase, intensify, multiply, develop.
  39. hotspot (noun) – a place of significant activity.
  40. virtual (adjective) – effective, essential, practical.
  41. in force (phrase) – in effect, in action, operational, effective.
  42. humane (adjective) – compassionate, considerate, sympathetic, kind-hearted.
  43. mobility (noun) – transportability.
  44. feasible (adjective) – practicable, viable, realistic.

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