The Hindu Editorial (Losing time) – May 25, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Losing time) – May 25, 2021

The delay in the formation of the Ministry in Puducherry does not appear to be merely because Chief Minister N. Rangasamy was indisposed for some days. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Losing time) – May 25, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Losing time) – May 25, 2021:

  1. lose time (phrase) – waste time, delay.
  2. full-fledged/fully-fledged (adjective) – fully established.
  3. 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, the infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
  4. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  5. indisposed (adjective) – ill, unwell, sick, not well.
  6. take charge (phrase) – preside over, take the chair, assume control of.
  7. take ill (phrase) – become unwell suddenly.
  8. word (noun) – news, information, communication.
  9. reflection (noun) – indication, display, demonstration.
  10. ally (noun) – partner, supporting (political) party (with common interests).
  11. pay attention (phrase) – heed, attend, be attentive, concentrate on.
  12. on the face of it (phrase) – apparently, seemingly, evidently/ostensibly; at first glance.
  13. hospitalisation (noun) – the act of taking (or) admitting someone to (or) in hospital for treatment.
  14. 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; Quarantine 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.
  15. (come/get) in the way of (phrase) – obstruct, interfere, prevent, hamper, impede, thwart.
  16. nominated (adjective) – appointed, elected, selected.
  17. hold up (phrasal verb) – delay, make late, slow down; obstruct, impede, hinder, hamper.
  18. berth (noun) – position (in a government).
  19. point person (noun) – spokesperson, mouthpiece, representative, agent.
  20. enthuse (verb) – motivate, inspire, excite, encourage.
  21. on record (phrase) – officially documented/recorded; on paper.
  22. precedent (noun) – model, exemplar, example, pattern; previous example/instance, prior instance.
  23. contend with (phrasal verb) – deal with, cope with, face, grapple with (a difficult or unpleasant situation).
  24. short of (phrase) – less than.
  25. pro-tem (adjective) – temporary, provisional, interim, transitional, short-term; for the time being, for now, for the moment.
  26. pave the way for (phrase) – clear the way for, make preparations for, put things in order for.
  27. swearing-in (noun) – an official ceremony in which a person is taking the oath and admitted into a new official job.
  28. in place (phrase) – established, in position.
  29. 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.
  30. go up (phrasal verb) – rise, increase.
  31. toll (noun) – number, count, total (number of deaths).
  32. outbreak (noun) – outburst, flaring up, breakout, sudden appearance/occurrence of something.
  33. vibrant (adjective) – high-spirited, energetic, vigorous, passionate, determined.
  34. imaginative (adjective) – creative, visionary, inspired, insightful.
  35. set aside (phrasal verb) – disregard, put aside, ignore, forget, discount, shrug off.
  36. welfare (noun) – well-being, good health, happiness, comfort, safety.
  37. difference (noun) – disagreement, dispute, difference of opinion, misunderstanding, argument, quarrel.
  38. procrastination (noun) – delaying tactics, stalling, the action of postponing something.


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