The Hindu Editorial (Do no harm) – Apr 07, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Do no harm) – Apr 07, 2020

‘Primum non nocere’ is the primary, guiding principle of bioethics. Every health-care worker is oriented on the principle of ‘First,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Do no harm) – Apr 07, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Do no harm) – Apr 07, 2020:

  1. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  2. paramount (adjective) – first, foremost, most important; primary, principal, supreme.
  3. primum non nocere (phrase) – a Latin phrase that means “first, do no harm”. (It is the Latin translation from the original Greek. It is attributed to the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates).
  4. guiding principles (noun) – a set of moral values/beliefs that helps you to make decisions in a difficult situation.
  5. bioethics (noun) – the branch of ethics that studies moral values in medical and biological research.
  6. orient (verb) – place, position, direct someone toward something; make /adapt someone for a specific objective.
  7. inflict on (verb) – impose, force, thrust, burden.
  8. chilling (adjective) – frightening, terrifying, disturbing/horrifying.
  9. assault (noun) – (physical) attack, violence.
  10. beam (verb) – put out, send out, transmit, disseminate, show.
  11. screen (verb) – check, test, examine (a person for the presence of a disease).
  12. allegedly (adverb) – supposedly, purportedly, reportedly.
  13. take up (phrasal verb) – engage in, participate in, take part in, become involved in.
  14. screening (noun) – examination, testing (of a group of people for the symptoms of a disease). The process of identifying healthy people who may be at increased risk of disease or condition.
  15. co-morbidity (noun) – In medicine, co-morbidity is the presence of one or more additional conditions (diseases) co-occurring with a primary condition (disease).
  16. sought past and past participle of seek (verb) – ask for, request, solicit, appeal for.
  17. rescue (verb) – save, come to the aid/help of.
  18. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  19. 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.
  20. conclave (noun) – meeting, gathering, assembly/conference.
  21. paranoia (noun) – unreasonable suspicion, disbelief, mistrust, misgiving (of other people).
  22. unmindful (adjective) – unthinking, neglectful of, unconscious of.
  23. take on (phrasal verb) – confront, face, fight, contend with, battle against.
  24. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  25. 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.
  26. look upon (phrasal verb) – regard as, consider as, view as.
  27. foe (noun) – enemy, adversary, opponent, nemesis.
  28. gather strength (phrase) – make an effort to prepare oneself to do something.
  29. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  30. applicability (noun) – relevance, connection, suitability, appropriateness, pertinence.
  31. rapporteur (noun) – a person who is officially appointed by an organization to investigate a problem or provide reports on the happenings of its meetings.
  32. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  33. sound (adjective) – practicable, reliable, sensible, dependable.
  34. disposal (noun) – getting rid of, discarding/jettisoning, scrapping.
  35. hazardous (adjective) – dangerous, risky, perilous.
  36. hail (verb) – acclaim, praise/applaud, commend.
  37. tireless (adjective) – energetic, Herculean, spirited, determined, resolute.
  38. self-sacrifice (noun) – selflessness, self-discipline, self-deprivation.
  39. humanity (noun) – humankind, the human race, people.
  40. go on to (phrasal verb) – continue, proceed, talk (at length).
  41. emphasise (verb) – draw attention to, underscore, highlight.
  42. plague (verb) – afflict, worry, trouble.
  43. personal protective equipment (PPE) (noun) – safety gear; protective clothing, helmets, masks or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury/disease.
  44. ultimately (adverb) – eventually, in the end, essentially.
  45. rest with (phrasal verb) – to be the responsibility of someone.
  46. in equal measure (phrase) – to an equal extent/degree; equally, as much.


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