The Hindu Editorial (Felled by fire) – Jan 11, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Felled by fire) – Jan 11, 2021

The deadly fire that snuffed out the lives of 10 infants in the Bhandara District General Hospital in Maharashtra is a shocking reminder that safety… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Felled by fire) – Jan 11, 2021.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Felled by fire) – Jan 11, 2021:

  1. fell (verb) – kill.
  2. newborn (noun) – infant, baby, newly born child.
  3. avert (verb) – prevent, stop, avoid.
  4. inferno (noun) – a very intense fire; blaze, conflagration, firestorm.
  5. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  6. underlying (adjective) – fundamental, basic, primary.
  7. deadly (adjective) – fatal, lethal, life-threatening.
  8. snuff out (phrasal verb) – kill (in a sudden manner).
  9. norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
  10. facility (noun) – centre, premises.
  11. pass muster (phrase) – be acceptable, be practical, be justifiable, be convincing, make sense.
  12. perish (verb) – die, expire, be killed suddenly (particularly in an accident).
  13. plunge (verb) – fall/drop, plummet, tumble, nosedive suddenly & uncontrollably.
  14. trauma (noun) – torment, distress, suffering.
  15. providential (adjective) – timely, well-timed, opportune, lucky.
  16. blaze (noun) – fire, flames, conflagration, inferno.
  17. underscore (verb) – underline, emphasize, highlight.
  18. protocol (noun) – procedure, convention, rules, formalities.
  19. institutionalise (verb) – set up a standard practice (in an organisation/culture).
  20. legitimately (adverb) – legally, fairly, truly.
  21. professionalism (noun) – competence, skilfulness, capability, efficiency, ability (to do a certain profession).
  22. devastating (adjective) – destructive, ruinous, disastrous.
  23. casualty (noun) – victim, loss, death, fatality.
  24. oversight (noun) – supervision, surveillance, inspection, administration, management.
  25. faulty (adjective) – defective, damaged, incorrect.
  26. audit (noun) – inspection, examination, assessment, investigation.
  27. perfunctory (adjective) – casual, uninterested, careless.
  28. distinct (adjective) – clear-cut, definite, well defined, clearly noticeable, easily distinguishable.
  29. entity (noun) – reality, actuality, substance, real thing.
  30. trigger off (verb) – precipitate, prompt, provoke, spark off, stimulate.
  31. aggravate (verb) – make worse, worsen, exacerbate, compound, increase/intensify.
  32. neonatal (adjective) – relating to newborn children.
  33. site (noun) – location, place, area, spot.
  34. implicate (in) (verb) – imply, suggest, intimate, say indirectly, indicate.
  35. anesthesia (noun) – a state of temporary induced loss of sensation or awareness injection of drugs before surgical operations.
  36. likely (adverb) – probably, in all probability, presumably.
  37. ignition (noun) – burning, firing, blast, burst.
  38. fuel (verb) – intensify, boost/encourage, fan.
  39. audit (verb) – analyse, examine, scrutinize, investigate, appraise.
  40. National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) (noun) – a global self-funded nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property, and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
  41. spark (verb) – emit sparks of fire, ignite, catch fire
  42. potential (noun) – possibility, potentiality.
  43. saturated (adjective) – containing the highest possible amount of something (e.g. oxygen).
  44. infrastructure (noun) – building.
  45. conform to (verb) – comply with, abide by, adhere to.
  46. premium (noun) – regard, attention, consideration, concern.
  47. carnage (noun) – the killing of large numbers of people; massacre, mass killing, mass destruction.
  48. set the bar (high) (phrase) – set/fix a very high standard.
  49. adherence (noun) – compliance, observance, conformity.
  50. regulatory (adjective) – governmental, executive, supervisory, managerial.
  51. fall in line (phrase) – conform to, adhere to, abide by (the established rules).
  52. insight (noun) – perception, understanding, awareness, vision, revelation.
  53. mandatorily (adverb) – compulsorily, necessarily.
  54. hold (verb) – conduct, have, organize.
  55. drill (noun) – rehearsal.
  56. strike (verb) – (of a disaster) affect, afflict, attack, come upon.


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