The Hindu Editorial (Deadly trail) – Mar 27, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Deadly trail) – Mar 27, 2021

Firefighters keep reminding people that fire is a good servant but a bad master, and the blaze that engulfed a private COVID-19 hospital in Mumbai’s Bhandup area on Thursday night comes as a reminder of how true that axiom is. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Deadly trail) – Mar 27, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Deadly trail) – Mar 27, 2021:

  1. deadly (adjective) – fatal, lethal, life-threatening.
  2. trail (noun) – path, pathway, route.
  3. make public (phrase) – announce, communicate, make known, disseminate.
  4. absolute (adjective) – definite, unconditional, categorical, unquestionable, undoubted, unequivocal.
  5. fire is a good servant but a bad master (phrase) – fire is useful if it is controlled properly, but it becomes dangerous/destructive if it is left uncontrolled.
  6. blaze (noun) – fire, flames, conflagration, inferno.
  7. engulf (verb) – overwhelm, swamp, overtake, surround, cover, affect something completely.
  8. axiom (noun) – saying, adage, aphorism, dictum, truism, accepted truth.
  9. flame (noun) – fire, blaze, firestorm, inferno.
  10. house (verb) – contain, accommodate.
  11. snuff out (phrasal verb) – kill (in a sudden manner).
  12. infant (noun) – baby, newborn, young child.
  13. focus attention on (phrase) – highlight, spotlight, underline, call attention to, draw attention to; emphasize.
  14. systemic (adjective) – structured, methodical, organized, orderly, planned.
  15. imperative (noun) – necessary condition, precondition, essential requirement.
  16. inferno (noun) – a very intense fire; blaze, conflagration, firestorm.
  17. extraordinary (adjective) – unusual, uncommon, rare.
  18. circumstances (noun) – situation, conditions, state of affairs.
  19. equip (verb) – prepare (for a particular task/situation).
  20. solatium (noun) – compensation.
  21. decrepitude (noun) – infirmity, weakness, feebleness.
  22. mark (verb) – indicate, represent, signify.
  23. protocol (noun) – procedure, convention; method, system.
  24. devastating (adjective) – destructive, ruinous, disastrous.
  25. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  26. suo motu (phrase) – Latin term means “on its own motion”. It is used where a government agency acts on its own knowledge.
  27. take cognisance of (phrase) – notice, attend to, take into account, give attention to.
  28. task (verb) – assign a task to.
  29. claim (verb) – cause in the loss of, result in the loss of; take.
  30. distinct (adjective) – clear-cut, definite, well defined, clearly noticeable, easily distinguishable.
  31. entity (noun) – thing, piece of matter, substance, real thing.
  32. literature (noun) – publications.
  33. incapacitated (adjective) – disabled, debilitated, indisposed, unwell, sick, immobilized, paralysed, unfit.
  34. oxygen-suffused (adjective) – oxygen-permeated, oxygen-spreaded (over).
  35. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity.
  36. strike (verb) – (of a disaster) affect, afflict, attack, come upon.
  37. National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) (noun) – The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), headed by the Prime Minister of India, is the apex body for Disaster Management in India. Setting up of NDMA and the creation of an enabling environment for institutional mechanisms at the State and District levels is mandated by the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
  38. address (verb) – tackle, deal with.
  39. characteristic (noun) – attribute, feature, quality, aspect.
  40. comparative (adjective) – relative, comparable, proportional. 
  41. legacy (noun as modifier) – something received from a predecessor or from the past; something that is given from one person to another.
  42. feasible (adjective) – practicable, viable, realistic.
  43. infrastructure (noun) – the basic physical or organisational structure for something (to function properly).  
  44. retrofit (verb) – to add something to the one already done/constructed/manufactured.
  45. the retrofitting (noun) – the process of adding something to the one already done/constructed/manufactured.
  46. fire retardant (adjective) – relating to a substance that is used to slow down or stop the spread of fire or reduce its intensity.
  47. triage (verb) – to determine the priority of patients’ treatments by the severity of their condition or likelihood of recovery with and without treatment.
  48. triage (noun) – the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatments by the severity of their condition or likelihood of recovery with and without treatment.
  49. recur (verb) – happen again, reoccur, occur again.
  50. public health (noun) – the branch of medicine handling public health; public health is also the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities through education, policy making and research for disease and injury prevention.
  51. facility (noun) – centre.
  52. populous (adjective) – densely populated.
  53. reverse (verb) – alter/change, cancel, rule against, disallow, invalidate.
  54. for-profit (adjective) – lucrative, moneymaking, profitable/remunerative.
  55. pit against (verb) – set against, match against, put in opposition to, put in competition with.


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