The Hindu Editorial (Disastrous decision) – Apr 16, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Disastrous decision) – Apr 16, 2020

At a time when the World Health Organisation has been seeking at least $675 million additional funding for critical response efforts in countries… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Disastrous decision) – Apr 16, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Disastrous decision) – Apr 16, 2020:

  1. disastrous (adjective) – terrible/horrible, shocking, unfortunate, ill-fated, detrimental.
  2. halt (verb) – stop, end, suspend, cease, terminate.
  3. victimise (verb) – punish unfairly, harass, torment, ill-treat.
  4. seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for.
  5. in need (phrase) – needy, in want, requiring help, deprived, disadvantaged.
  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. unthinkable (adjective) – unimaginable, inconceivable, unbelievable, undesirable.
  8. cover up (phrasal verb) – conceal, hide, camouflage (an illicit activity).
  9. coronavirus (CoV)(noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  10. vet (verb) – evaluate, review, inspect.
  11. transparent (adjective) – straightforward, clear/candid, honest.
  12. fashion (noun) – method, manner, way.
  13. put something on hold (phrase) – postpone, put off, delay.
  14. humanity (noun) – humankind, the human race, people.
  15. look up to (phrasal verb) – have a high opinion of, think highly of, regard highly, value, admire, respect.
  16. unprecedented (adjective) – not done or experienced before.
  17. in scale (phrase) – in magnitude/extent/proportion; relating to size, number, amount to, or degree of something.
  18. solidarity (noun) – unity, unanimity, cooperation, mutual support.
  19. unmitigated (adjective) – absolute, complete/total, unconditional, categorical.
  20. withhold (verb) – deny, refuse (to give), stop, hold back.
  21. interest (noun) – benefit, advantage. 
  22. oversight (verb) – mistake, lapse, failure (to notice something); inattention, neglect, carelessness.
  23. look into (verb) – investigate, explore, research, inquire about.
  24. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  25. contrary (adjective) – conflicting, opposite, contrasting.
  26. rely on (phrasal verb) – depend on; resort to, have recourse to.
  27. epidemic (noun) – widespread disease/illness; outbreak, plague, scourge.
  28. urge (verb) – advise, recommend, suggest.
  29. exhibit (verb) – show, display (as a symptom).
  30. 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.
  31. speak of (verb) – mention, refer to, remark on, discuss.
  32. window of opportunity (phrase) – lucky chance, good time, golden opportunity.
  33. narrow (verb) – diminish, decrease, reduce.
  34. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence (of a disease); outburst, epidemic.
  35. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  36. mitigation (noun) – alleviation, reduction; lessening.
  37. fault (verb) – find fault with, criticize, attack, complain about.
  38. imaginary (adjective) – unreal, pretend, fancied.
  39. wash one’s hands of (phrase) – disown, disclaim, reject (responsibility for).
  40. shortcoming (noun) – fault, flaw, imperfection/defect.
  41. move beyond (phrasal verb) – to do something more than just vocally blaming/criticizing someone.
  42. outcome (noun) – consequence, result, aftermath, effect.
  43. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  44. fervently (adverb) – emotionally, intensely, vehemently, passionately.
  45. mislead (verb) – misguide, misdirect, deceive, take in.
  46. hold someone responsible/accountable for (phrase) – blame someone for something.
  47. line (noun) – policy; position.
  48. desperate (adjective) – final, last-resort, last-minute, urgently requiring (adopted finally in despair when all other options are failed).
  49. bid (noun) – attempt, effort, try.


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