The Hindu Editorial (A necessary reversion) – Jun 09, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (A necessary reversion) – Jun 09, 2021

The Centre has announced a much-needed course correction in India’s vaccination policy with Prime Minister Narendra Modi taking the podium… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (A necessary reversion) – Jun 09, 2021.

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  1. reversion (noun) – return (to a previous condition/method).
  2. go back (phrasal verb) – return to.
  3. centralised (adjective) – controlled by a single authority.
  4. procurement (noun) – the action of procuring/purchasing something.
  5. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  6. 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.
  7. much-needed (adjective) – needed to a large extent.
  8. course correction (noun) – modifying, improving, rectifying (the plan of action).
  9. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  10. take the podium (phrase) – (to get up &) speak to an audience.
  11. procure (verb) – buy, purchase.
  12. on one’s own (phrase) – alone, all alone, by oneself, all by oneself, independently, single-handedly.
  13. irrational (adjective) – unreasonable, illogical, groundless, baseless, unjustifiable.
  14. arbitrary (adjective) – unmotivated, unreasonable, unsupported, irrational, illogical, groundless, unjustifiable, wanton.
  15. salutary (adjective) – good, helpful/useful, beneficial, practical, valuable.
  16. no longer (phrase) – not anymore.
  17. shot (noun) – injection, inoculation (of a vaccine/drug). 
  18. cap (verb) – set a limit on, put a ceiling on, limit, restrict.
  19. ceiling (noun) – upper limit, maximum, highest permissible level/price.
  20. predictability (noun) – certainty, foregone conclusion, predictable result.
  21. Covaxin (noun) – India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate (COVAXIN) developed by a Hyderabad-based company (Bharat Biotech) in collaboration with the ICMR (The Indian Council of Medical Research).
  22. Oxford vaccine/Covishield (noun) – (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) or (AZD1222) is a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, UK Ltd. (named Covishield in India). Serum Institute of India (SII), a biotechnology company has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and Oxford University for this vaccine candidate ‘Covidshield’.
  23. desperately (adverb) – seriously, severely, urgently, pressingly, intensely.
  24. short of (phrase) – less than.
  25. right (adverb) – exactly, precisely, just.
  26. in the middle of (phrase) – during; in the (difficult) situation.
  27. undertake (verb) – begin, start; engage in, become involved in.
  28. devolve (verb) – transfer, delegate, assign, pass on, hand over.
  29. purview (noun) – range, scope, ambit, compass.
  30. stands to reason (phrase) – it is obvious, it is logical, it is sensible, it is understandable.
  31. invariably (adverb) – always, every time, each time.
  32. throw up (phrasal verb) – produce something.
  33. vaccine hesitancy (noun) – a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated; reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines.
  34. personnel (noun) – force, staff, employees, workforce.
  35. face with (verb) – deal with, tackle, confront, experience (a difficult situation).
  36. autonomy (noun) – self-determination, freedom.
  37. administer (verb) – dispense, provide, give, apply (a drug/vaccine).
  38. spat (noun) – quarrel, scuffle, tussle, fight, clash, skirmish.
  39. substantial (adjective) – considerable, significant, large.
  40. vaccinate (verb) – inoculate, administer, introduce (with a vaccine to provide immunity against a disease).
  41. dose (noun) – an amount/quantity of something (e.g. vaccine).
  42. foreseeable (adjective) – unsurprising, predictable, expected, anticipated reasonably.
  43. sub- (prefix) – under. 
  44. stream (noun) – a continuous flow of something.
  45. Corbevax (noun) – Corbevax is a ‘recombinant protein sub-unit’ vaccine, which means it is made up of a specific part of SARS-CoV-2 the spike protein on the virus’s surface. This COVID-19 vaccine candidate is developed by Biological-E, an Indian biotechnology and biopharmaceutical company based in Hyderabad, India.
  46. vicinity (noun) – surrounding area, neighbourhood.
  47. roll-out (noun) – official launch/introduction.
  48. precede (verb) – come/go before, go in advance of, lead up to.
  49. truculent (adjective) – defiant, contentious, argumentative, combative, aggressive, confrontational.
  50. defence (noun) – protection, shielding, safeguarding.
  51. actor (noun) – participants (in an action).
  52. shortcoming (noun) – fault, flaw, imperfection/defect.
  53. meandering (noun) – zigzag route.
  54. wiser comparative adjective of wise (adjective) – well advised, well thought out, well judged, rational, logical.
  55. spirit (noun) – real/true meaning, attitude, intention, essense; motivating force.
  56. adopt (verb) – choose, opt for, embrace, take up.


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