The Hindu Editorial (Enemy at the gates) – Apr 06, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Enemy at the gates) – Apr 06, 2020

Kerala’s grievance over Karnataka sealing its border to prevent the spread of COVID-19 has brought under focus the extent and the possible limits,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Enemy at the gates) – Apr 06, 2020.

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  1. row (noun) – quarrel, squabble, fight, dispute.
  2. pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
  3. 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.
  4. grievance (noun) – complaint, criticism, objection/protest.
  5. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  6. confer with (verb) – talk, consult, converse, discuss things, exchange views.
  7. formulate (verb) – draw up, create/prepare, work out.
  8. amicable (adjective) – friendly, good-natured, cooperative, neighbourly/brotherly.
  9. round the corner (phrase) – about to happen; coming soon; close by, close at hand.
  10. rely on (phrasal verb) – depend on; resort to, bank on.
  11. inter- (prefix) – between.
  12. endosulfan (noun) – a highly toxic insecticide/pesticide.
  13. endosulfan poisoning (noun) – a pesticide used for more than 20 years by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala (PCK) since 1978. The purpose was simple: To get high yield from cashew plantations spread over thousands of acres of fertile land across coastal district, Kasargod (Kerala). The result: Thousands of victims suffering from various illnesses, including cancer, asthma, mental retardation, allergy, early onset of menstruation or delayed sexual maturity and impotency among others. Almost all children born during the ‘endosulfan period’ are suffering from one or other disability. (Courtesy: Deccan herald).
  14. apprehension (noun) – concern, worry, anxiety.
  15. no exception (phrase) – as usual, the same as, to be similar.
  16. take the view (phrase) – to have an opinion.
  17. aid (noun) – help, assistance, support.
  18. amount to (verb) – be regarded as, be equivalent/equal to, be tantamount to.
  19. liberty (noun) – freedom, independence.
  20. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  21. jurisdictional (adjective) – relating to the official authority/power to make legal decisions about something.
  22. irony (noun) – paradox, incongruity, peculiarity.
  23. point of view (phrase) – perspective, viewpoint, standpoint, opinion.
  24. promulgate (verb) – put into effect, enact, implement.
  25. arm (verb) – provide, furnish, issue, equip.
  26. empower (verb) – authorize, allow, entitle, permit.
  27. moot (adjective) – debatable, disputable, arguable; disputed, controversial.
  28. shut down (phrasal verb) – close, discontinue, cease operation, stop.
  29. 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; Quarentine 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.
  30. infectious (adjective) – contagious, communicable, transmittable, spreading.
  31. concurrent (adjective) – relating to the list which includes the power to be considered by both the union and state government (as given in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India).
  32. breakdown (noun) – failure, collapse, foundering.


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