The Hindu Editorial (Falling short) – Apr 08, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Falling short) – Apr 08, 2021

Easter has not brought good tidings to India. The number of daily new cases has risen by over a 100,000 — twice in three days. Delhi and Maharashtra have imposed night curfews, an idea,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Falling short) – Apr 08, 2021.

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  1. fall short of (phrase) – fail to meet/reach; be deficient/inadequate/insufficient.
  2. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  3. accelerate (verb) – promote, boost; expedite, speed up, step up.
  4. universal (adjective) – relating to all people; all-inclusive, all-embracing, comprehensive.
  5. tidings (noun) – news, information, reports.
  6. impose (verb) – force, thrust, inflict (an unwelcome decision).
  7. curfew (noun) – a rule which is instructing people to stay at home, typically at night.
  8. (be) shorn of (phrasal verb) – to have something important removed from you.
  9. deterrent (noun) – a person/thing that discourages an action and makes it difficult to do.
  10. signify (verb) – be evidence of, be a sign of, mark, signal, indicate, announce.
  11. unalloyed (adjective) – unconditional, unlimited, unrestricted, categorical, unequivocal, unambiguous.
  12. acknowledgment (noun) – acceptance, admission, recognition, realization.
  13. in the midst of (phrase) – in the middle of.
  14. squarely (adverb) – precisely, exactly, just, directly.
  15. lay (verb) – put, place, fall.
  16. lay something on someone (phrase) – require someone to deal with a responsibility.
  17. rush through (phrasal verb) – to deal with/act on something very quickly.
  18. seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  19. impression (noun) – feeling, notion, idea, thought, belief, opinion.
  20. hub (noun) – centre of activity; focal point.
  21. as well as (phrase) – and in addition.
  22. growing (adjective) – increasing.
  23. clamour (noun) – protest, complaint, outcry/commotion.
  24. sing a different tune (phrase) – change one’s point of view on something.
  25. want (noun) – wish/desire.
  26. dispense (verb) – provide, administer, deliver.
  27. need (noun) – requirement/necessity.
  28. vulnerable (adjective) – relating to a weak/neglected person who is in need of special care/support/protection; ill-protected, easily affected by, prone to, at risk of.
  29. frontline staff/worker/responder/personnel (noun) – a person who is among the first to arrive and provide assistance at the scene of an emergency. First/front line workers/responders typically include paramedics, emergency medical technicians, police officers, firefighters, sanitary workers & etc.
  30. comorbidity (noun) – the presence of one or more additional conditions (diseases/problems) co-occurring/co-existing with a primary condition (disease/problem).
  31. shut down (phrasal verb) – cease activity, close down, cease operation.
  32. vague (adjective) – imprecise, inexact, unclear/uncertain.
  33. Covaxin (noun) – India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate (COVAXIN) developed by a Hyderabad-based company (Bharat Biotech) in collaboration with the ICMR (The Indian Council of Medical Research).
  34. constitute (verb) – amount to, add up to, account for, comprise, represent.
  35. portfolio (noun) – a range of products or services.
  36. prioritised (adjective) – designated/considered as the most important.
  37. hit (verb) – reach, attain, touch, arrive at, get to, rise to (a particular level).
  38. administer (verb) – dispense, provide, give, apply (a drug/vaccine).
  39. dose (noun) – an amount/quantity of something.
  40. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  41. replenish (verb) – refill, fill up, recharge, reload; stock up, restock, restore.
  42. shortage (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency.
  43. adamant (adjective) – uncompromising, inflexible, unrelenting, stubborn.
  44. there isn’t one (phrase) – there is nothing like that something which is just mentioned; deny, disprove.
  45. prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
  46. unfetter (verb) – untie, unfasten, unhook (release from restrictions).
  47. endeavour (verb) – try (very) hard to do something; try, attempt, seek.


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