The Hindu Editorial (Infernal infernos) – Apr 24, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Infernal infernos) – Apr 24, 2021

Maharashtra has been facing the merciless onslaught of COVID-19 cases, but its public health response has also had to combat a second, connected scourge of hospital fires. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Infernal infernos) – Apr 24, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Infernal infernos) – Apr 24, 2021:

  1. infernal (adjective) – horrible, annoying, irritating.
  2. inferno (noun) – a very intense fire; blaze, conflagration, firestorm.
  3. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  4. 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.
  5. on the rise (phrase) – increasing.
  6. alongside (preposition) – together with.
  7. act on (phrasal verb) – follow, comply with, act in accordance with.
  8. merciless (adjective) – ruthless, pitiless, relentless; harsh, severe.
  9. onslaught (noun) – attack, incursion, invasion.
  10. 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.
  11. combat (verb) – fight, tackle, confront, defy/resist.
  12. scourge (noun) – affliction, bane, curse, plague.
  13. strain (verb) – damage, impair, overtax, overburden, exert excessively, stretch/push to the limit.
  14. infrastructure (noun) – the basic physical or organisational structure or framework.
  15. hit (verb) – affect badly, devastate, damage.
  16. deadly (adjective) – fatal, lethal, life-threatening.
  17. witness (verb) – see, observe, view, notice.
  18. suburb (noun) – outlying district, outskirts.
  19. coronavirus (CoV) (noun) – a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases. common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  20. stretch (verb) – put a strain on, put great demands on, overtax.
  21. blaze (noun) – fire, flames, conflagration, inferno.
  22. in particular (phrase) – particularly, specifically, especially, specially.
  23. learnings (noun) – lesson.
  24. put out (phrasal verb) – issue, publish, release, make public, publicize.
  25. prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
  26. compliance (noun) – conformity, observation, adherence.
  27. strategy (noun) – plan of action (in order to achieve a more expansive set of political, economic, and security interests).
  28. accreditation (noun) – authorization, permission, license.
  29. act upon (phrasal verb) – comply with, act in accordance with, follow.
  30. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  31. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  32. devastating (adjective) – destructive, ruinous, disastrous.
  33. recur (verb) – happen again, reoccur, occur again.
  34. lose no time (phrase) – be quick, hurry up, move quickly, hasten.
  35. comprehensive (adjective) – all-inclusive, broad-based, complete/thorough.
  36. audit (noun) – inspection, examination, assessment, investigation.
  37. in sight (phrase) – noticeable, visible, in view; near at hand.
  38. oversight (noun) – supervision, surveillance, superintendence, inspection, review, direction, control.
  39. judicial oversight (noun) – It refers to the process by which the judiciary examines the legality of any action of a person or authority, public or private, in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution or any law of a country.
  40. systematic (adjective) – methodical, structured, organized, well ordered, planned.
  41. mishap (noun) – accident, trouble, problem, difficulty.
  42. conflagration (noun) – flames, blaze, fire, inferno.
  43. take cognisance of (phrase) – notice, attend to, take into account, give attention to.
  44. suo motu (phrase) – Latin term means “on its own motion”. It is used where a government agency acts on its own knowledge.
  45. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  46. 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.
  47. take up (phrasal verb) – pursue, engage in, become involved in (an activity or course of action).
  48. pressing (adjective) – urgent, critical, crucial, important.
  49. pertain to (verb) – concern, relate to, be connected with.
  50. scrutiny (noun) – examination, inspection, investigation.
  51. evidently (adverb) – obviously, palpably, seemingly, apparently.
  52. bureaucracy (noun) – officials (in the administration, government, the establishment) as a group.
  53. on one’s own (phrase) – alone, all alone, by oneself, all by oneself, independently, single-handedly.
  54. diligently (adverb) – carefully, attentively, thoroughly.
  55. regulation (noun) – rule, order, directive, procedure, guideline.
  56. call for (phrasal verb) – require, publicly ask/necessitate, demand.
  57. equip (verb) – prepare (for a particular task/situation).
  58. exhaust system (noun) – a system by which the indoor air is continuously exhausted to the outdoors.
  59. accumulation (noun) – amassing, gathering, stockpiling, hoarding.
  60. ventilation (noun) – the supplying of fresh air to a room.
  61. cut-out (noun) – device.
  62. periodic (adjective) – regular, repeated, recurrent.
  63. evacuation (noun) – the act of moving people from a dangerous place; depopulation, clearance, emptying.
  64. undoubtedly (adverb) – admittedly, doubtless, beyond question.
  65. retrofit (verb) – to add something to the one already done/constructed/manufactured.
  66. on the go (phrase) – very active, busy, occupied.
  67. successive (adjective) – consecutive, continuous.
  68. business as usual (phrase) – a normal state of affairs, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, regularity.
  69. extract (verb) – obtain, get, take out (by effort or force).
  70. a heavy price (phrase) – a bad effect, suffering, damage on something.


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