The Hindu Editorial (Examination priorities) – Apr 15, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Examination priorities) – Apr 15, 2021

The decision to put off the CBSE Class 12 public examination and cancel the Class 10 examination at the end of a disrupted academic year brings much-needed relief to anxious… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Examination priorities) – Apr 15, 2021.

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  1. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  2. 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.
  3. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  4. stress (noun) – trouble, difficulty, strain, pressure.
  5. put off (phrasal verb) – postpone, delay, defer, hold off.
  6. much-needed (adjective) – needed to a large extent.
  7. anxious (adjective) – worried, concerned, distressed, bothered.
  8. on the crest of a wave (phrase) – reach the highest point of something (generally, successful outcome); at the top level of something (generally, performance/achievement).
  9. ongoing (adjective) – current, existing, continuing, relentless.
  10. cohort (noun) – group of people (within a particular category/classification).
  11. wise (adjective) – well advised, well thought out, well judged, rational, logical.
  12. move (noun) – measure, step, action.
  13. out of harm’s way (phrase) – free from danger, sheltered, shielded, guarded, unharmed.
  14. possibility (noun) – chance, probability.
  15. cluster (noun) – a group (of people/things considered as a unit).
  16. onward (adjective) – moving forwards, moving ahead, advancing, progressing. 
  17. shield (verb) – protect, save, guard.
  18. so far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  19. onus (noun) – responsibility, duty, burden.
  20. recognise (verb) – acknowledge, accept, admit; realize, understand, apprehend.
  21. growing (adjective) – increasing.
  22. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  23. due to (phrase) – because of, owing to, on account of, as a result of.
  24. under way (phrase) – in progress, happening, occurring, taking place.
  25. get underway (phrase) – get going, start/begin to happen/progress.
  26. thereafter (adverb) – after that, afterwards, subsequently.
  27. throughout (adverb) – all through, from beginning to end.
  28. enhancement (noun) – increase, improvement.
  29. rollout (noun) – official launch/introduction.
  30. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  31. pipeline (noun) – supply chain.
  32. in the pipeline (phrase) – in the process of being planned/developed.
  33. undivided (adjective) – complete/full, consistent, thorough, concentrated, dedicated.
  34. devote (verb) – give, dedicate, commit.
  35. enhanced (adjective) – increased, intensified, amplified, improved.
  36. unwavering (adjective) – steady, firm, resolute; steadfast, persistent, unflagging.
  37. pursue (verb) – engage in, conduct, follow.
  38. normalise (verb) – return to a normal situation.
  39. envisage (verb) – foresee, anticipate, expect.
  40. universal (adjective) – relating to all people; all-inclusive, all-embracing, comprehensive, general/common.
  41. front (noun) – a particular sphere of activity.
  42. candidate vaccine BNT162b2 (noun) – mRNA-based vaccine candidate produced by Pfizer and BioNTech.
  43. trial (noun) – test, pilot study, experiment (phase 1, 2,3, and or human/clinical trial).
  44. recipient (noun) – beneficiary, receiver.
  45. seek (verb) – request, ask for, appeal.
  46. regulatory (adjective) – governmental.
  47. authorisation (noun) – approval, sanction, permission, consent, clearance.
  48. norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
  49. robust (adjective) – strong, powerful.
  50. promising (adjective) – encouraging, favourable, hopeful, optimistic, positive, heartening, reassuring.
  51. (the) way forward (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  52. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  53. freedom-constrained (adjective) – controlled/restricted to act in a particular way (by rules & regulations).
  54. acknowledge (verb) – admit, accept, realize.
  55. publicise (verb) – promote, boost.
  56. talk therapy (noun) – it involves talking to someone who is trained to help you deal with your negative feelings.
  57. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  58. 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.
  59. prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).


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