The Hindu Editorial (Naturally, selection) – May 27, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Naturally, selection) – May 27, 2021

When supply is finite, it is a no-brainer that a burgeoning demand will not be met. Tailoring supply for optimal effect would then be the prudent way ahead,…. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Naturally, selection) – May 27, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Naturally, selection) – May 27, 2021:

  1. naturally (adverb) – of course, obviously, as one would expect.
  2. vaccinate (verb) – inoculate, administer, introduce (with a vaccine to provide immunity against a disease).
  3. the vulnerable (noun) – a weak/neglected person who is in need of special care/support.
  4. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  5. finite (adjective) – limited, subject to limitations, restricted.
  6. no-brainer (noun) – something which demands little/no effort mentally.
  7. burgeoning (adjective) – growing, increasing expanding, mushrooming rapidly.
  8. tailor (verb) – customize, adapt, adjust, modify, change.
  9. optimal (adjective) – most favourable, optimum, ideal, perfect.
  10. prudent (adjective) – wise, sensible, careful/ far-sighted.
  11. the way forward/ahead (phrase) – something (a plan/action) that leads to success in the future.
  12. strategy (noun) – plan of action.
  13. employ (verb) – use, utilize, make use of.
  14. ideal (noun) – principle, standard, morality.
  15. distant (adjective) – faraway, far off; remote.
  16. herd immunity (noun) – also known as “population immunity”; it refers to a means (ways) of protecting a whole community from disease by immunizing a critical mass of its populace (population). It is also defined as a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population is immune to an infection, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune.
  17. consideration (noun) – factor, point, matter, aspect; scrutiny, analysis, review, examination.
  18. necessarily (adverb) – inevitably, certainly, surely.
  19. prioritisation (noun) – the activity that arranges items or activities in order of importance relative to each other.
  20. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  21. by and large (phrase) – largely, mostly, mainly, in general.
  22. deployment (noun) – the bringing of resources into effective action.
  23. inverse correlation (noun) – a relationship between two variables that move in opposite directions. In other words, when one variable increases, the other variable decreases, and vice versa.
  24. come down (phrasal verb) – decline, decrease, reduce, drop/fall.
  25. open up (phrasal verb) – make accessible; make available.
  26. imperative (adjective) – vitally important, necessary, essential, crucial/critical.
  27. line list (noun) – a table that contains key information about each person in society, with each row representing a person and each column representing a variable such as demographic, clinical, and epidemiologic information (e.g., risk factors and exposures).
  28. vulnerability (noun) – weakness, defencelessness, unprotectedness, susceptibility.
  29. societal (adjective) – relating to society.
  30. primary (adjective) – most important, main, key, paramount.
  31. mandate (verb) – require, make something mandatory/necessary.
  32. interaction (noun) – (direct) communication.
  33. draw up (phrasal verb) – formulate, create, work out.
  34. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  35. seek (verb) – try, aim, attempt.
  36. co-morbidity (noun) – the presence of one or more additional conditions (diseases/problems) co-occurring/co-existing with a primary condition (disease/problem).
  37. field staff (noun) – employees of a company who work outside the office.
  38. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – apart from, in addition to.
  39. assume (verb) – take up, manage, handle.
  40. sutradhar (noun) – ‘holder of strings’, equivalent to a puppeteer; puller of strings, puppet master.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. in force (phrase) – in effect, in operation, in action.
  44. slow down (phrasal verb) – reduce, lessen decrease.
  45. pace (noun) – speed, rate.
  46. much-needed (adjective) – needed to a large extent.
  47. pick up (phrasal verb) – improve, get better, make progress, rally.
  48. expansive (adjective) – extensive, sweeping, wide-ranging, comprehensive.
  49. one’s bounden duty (phrase) – a compulsory duty/responsibility of someone.
  50. equitable (adjective) – fair, just, unbiased, impartial, even-handed.
  51. sheer (adjective) – total.


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