The Hindu Editorial (Beyond the blame game) – Apr 02, 2020
Nizamuddin in Delhi has turned into a large cluster of novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) cases after a big religious congregation was held in mid-March by the Tablighi Jamaat at the Alami Markaz Banglewali Masjid. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Beyond the blame game) – Apr 02, 2020.
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- lockdown (noun) – a state of isolation; confinement, restraint, encirclement.
- 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.
- scare (noun) – fright, shock; the situation classified as a sudden sense of warning or anxiety about something.
- cluster (noun) – group, bunch, mass (of).
- novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
- congregation (noun) – gathering, assembly, meeting, conference.
- spectre (noun) – threat, menace, danger/peril.
- community spread (noun) – community spread/transmission means spread of an illness/disease for which the source of infection is unknown. An infected person has no travel history to an affected area and no known contact with a person previously diagnosed with a particular disease. It is possible the patient is exposed to a returning traveler who is infected.
- local transmission (cluster) (noun) – local spread/transmission means spread of an illness/disease for which the source of infection is known. An infected person has travel history to an affected area. We could able to identify and trace individual cases, and ring-fence a cluster (of them) to prevent the spread of infection.
- attendee (noun) – a person who attends a conference.
- rule out (phrasal verb) – eliminate, reject, dismiss.
- excuse (noun) – pretext, alleged reason, claim, cover-up.
- after all (phrase) – most importantly, above all, beyond everything.
- COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
- spike (noun) – a sharp rise/increase of something.
- culpable (adjective) – at fault, guilty, censurable, blameworthy; responsible, answerable, liable.
- prohibit (verb) – forbid, ban/bar, prevent/stop.
- postpone (verb) – delay, defer, reschedule, hold off.
- contain (verb) – control, limit, restrain.
- potentially (adverb) – possibly, probably, conceivably.
- seed (verb) – spread.
- alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
- outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence, outburst, epidemic.
- 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; setting apart, keeping apart, sorting out.
- demonstrate (verb) – display, show, exhibit.
- meticulous (adjective) – careful, diligent, thorough/scrupulous.
- aggressive (adjective) – intense, vigorous, powerful.
- infectious (adjective) – communicable, transmittable, spreadable.
- widely (adverb) – generally, usually, commonly.
- colour (noun) – a distinct form/shade/tint/tone (of racism, community, etc,).
- irresponsible (adjective) – careless, unwise, ill-advised, ill-considered.
- lax (adjective) – slack, careless, heedless.
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