The Hindu Editorial (Protection for protectors) – Apr 24, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Protection for protectors) – Apr 24, 2020

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  1. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  2. be subjected to (verb) – put through, undergo, experience (something difficult or unpleasant).
  3. in the line of duty (phrase) – while someone is doing his/her’s job.
  4. personnel (noun) – staff, employees, workforce.
  5. locality (noun) – surrounding area, neighbourhood.
  6. premises (noun) – buildings.
  7. condemn (verb) – criticize, censure, rebuke/reprimand.
  8. on the ground (phrase) – in a situation/place where things are happening really/practically.
  9. dastardly (adjective) – wicked/evil, heinous, wrongful.
  10. neurosurgeon (noun) – a physician who specializes in surgery on the brain and other parts of the nervous system.
  11. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  12. complication (noun) – In medicine, an unanticipated problem that arises following, and is a result of, a procedure, treatment, or illness.
  13. shook past tense of shake (verb) – upset, disturb; weaken, undermine, damage.
  14. conscience (noun) – moral sense; morals, beliefs, values/ethics, principles.
  15. belated (adjective) – late, behind time, not on time/delayed.
  16. promulgate (verb) – enact, implement, enforce, put into effect.
  17. ordinance (noun) – order, rule, act.
  18. epidemic (noun) – widespread disease/illness; outbreak, plague, scourge.
  19. cognisable offence/crime (noun) – an offence for which, a police officer without any warrant has authority to arrest and to start an investigation with or without the permission of a court.
  20. commendable (adjective) – admirable, praiseworthy, laudable.
  21. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence (of a disease); outburst, epidemic.
  22. ignorance (noun) – incomprehension, unawareness, lack of knowledge.
  23. colour (noun) – character; identification, linkage.
  24. congregation (noun) – gathering, assembly, meeting, conference.
  25. come forward (phrasal verb) – volunteer, step forward.
  26. stigma (noun) – shame, disgrace, dishonour.
  27. isolation (noun) – separation, quarantine.
  28. compliance (noun) – conformity, observation, adherence.
  29. shutdown (noun) – closure of a (complete) system; closing down, winding up.
  30. unwittingly (adverb) – inadvertentlyunknowingly, unintentionally.
  31. psychosis (noun) – mental illness, hysteria, instability, distraction.
  32. induce (verb) – bring about, cause, effect, result in.
  33. counterproductive (adjective) – harmful, damaging, dangerous/destructive.
  34. stereotype (verb) – conventionalize, standardize, categorize.
  35. shun (verb) – avoid, ignore, reject, eschew.
  36. infectious (adjective) – communicable, transmittable, spreadable.
  37. personal protective equipment (PPE) (noun) – safety gear; protective clothing, helmets, masks, goggles, gloves or other garments or equipment designed to protect the wearer’s body from injury/disease.
  38. scarce (adjective) – insufficient, deficient, inadequate.
  39. empathy (noun) – compassion, sympathy, feeling, concern, kindness.
  40. compassion (noun) – consideration, sympathy, understanding, empathy.
  41. unmitigated (adjective) – absolute, complete/total, unconditional, categorical.
  42. symbolic (adjective) – serving as a symbol; emblematic, suggestive, illustrative.
  43. gesture (noun) – action, deed, sign.
  44. recognition (noun) – appreciation, gratitude, thanks, acclaim/credit.
  45. bolster (verb) – fortify, support, reinforce/buttress.
  46. morale (noun) – self-confidence, spirit, hope, determination, optimism.
  47. as much as (phrase) – the same quantity as.


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