The Hindu Editorial (Right priorities) – Apr 28, 2021
In a phone call with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, U.S. President Joe Biden said that his government would quickly deploy a number of COVID-19-related supplies to help India battle its current crisis with the pandemic. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Right priorities) – Apr 28, 2021.
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The Hindu Editorial (Right priorities) – Apr 28, 2021:
- aid (noun) – support, help, assistance.
- accelerate (verb) – expedite, step up, speed up.
- vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
- deploy (verb) – bring into action/service, have recourse to, call on, employ.
- 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.
- dither (verb) – be indecisive, be unsure, be undecided, hesitate.
- make a point (phrase) – to deliberately make an effort to do something, put emphasis on something, to give one’s attention to do something.
- interest (noun) – advantage, benefit.
- stand (noun) – standpoint, point of view, opinion, perspective/thinking.
- due to (phrase) – because of, owing to, on account of, as a result of.
- congressman (noun) – a member of the US Congress, especially of the House of Representatives.
- Congress (noun) – legislative assembly, parliament; The United States Congress is the bicameral (two chambers) legislature of the federal government of the United States, and it consists of two chambers: the House of Representatives and the Senate.
- business chamber (noun) – an organization/association of business people.
- academic (noun) – scholar, educator, professor, fellow (in an institute of higher education).
- reach out (phrasal verb) – contact someone to obtain/offer help/assistance/cooperation.
- make public (phrase) – announce, communicate, make known, disseminate.
- concern (noun) – sympathy, thought, regard, caringness, consideration.
- in the short term (phrase) – in the near future.
- two-fold (adjective) – having two parts/elements.
- heartening (adjective) – encouraging, comforting, heartwarming, gratifying.
- mobilise (verb) – bring (resources) into use for a particular purpose/cause.
- in the long term (phrase) – over a long period of time; in the future.
- shift (noun) – a slight change, adjustment, modification, amendment.
- long-held (adjective) – deep-rooted, well-established, traditional, fixed.
- proposition (noun) – theory, concept, premise, idea, assumption.
- set aside (phrasal verb) – ignore, forget, shrug off, disregard, put aside.
- pharmaceuticals (noun) – preparation, dispensing, and effective utilization of the medicinal drugs.
- World Trade Organization (WTO) (noun) – an intergovernmental organization that is concerned with the regulation of international trade between nations.
- waive (verb) – drop, disregard, ignore, set aside, forgo.
- Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) (noun) – the WTO Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) is the most comprehensive multilateral agreement on intellectual property (IP). It plays a central role in facilitating trade in knowledge and creativity, in resolving trade disputes over IP, and in assuring WTO members the latitude to achieve their domestic policy objectives. It frames the IP system in terms of innovation, technology transfer and public welfare. The Agreement is a legal recognition of the significance of links between IP and trade and the need for a balanced IP system.
- vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
- generically (adverb) – unbrandedly, untrademarkedly.
- generic-drugs (noun) – unbranded drugs; copies of brand-name drugs that contain the same chemical substance as a drug that was originally protected by chemical patents.
- in light of (phrase) – considering, taking into account, keeping in mind.
- the fact that (phrase) – used to refer to a particular (present/existing) situation.
- faltering (adjective) – delaying, uncertain, unsteady/weak, precarious, irresolute, hesitant.
- there is no denying (phrase) – it is undoubtedly true.
- perceived (adjective) – understandable, recognisable, noticeable, distinguishable, observable.
- bilateral (adjective) – involving two groups or countries.
- strategic (adjective) – relating to achieving long-term or overall goals.
- The Indo-Pacific (region) (noun) – the Indo-Pacific region refers to the confluence (convergence) of the Pacific and Indian Oceans, which interconnect in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, and more).
- strategy (noun) – plan of action (in order to achieve a more expansive set of political, economic, and security interests).
- Quad/Quadrilateral (noun) – The ‘Quadrilateral’ is described as four democracies (the United States, Japan, Australia and India) with a shared objective to ensure and support a “free, open and prosperous” Indo-Pacific region.
- South & North Block (noun) – South Block is a metonym of the Prime Minister’s Office. North Block is a metonym of the Ministry of Finance, India. (The Secretariat Building (consists North & South Block) or Central Secretariat is where the Cabinet Secretariat is housed, which administers the Government of India. The South Block houses the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministry of Defence, and the Ministry of External Affairs). The North Block primarily houses the Ministry of Finance and the Home Ministry). (Metonym is used as an alternative for something else with which it is closely related/associated).
- unlikely (adjective) – improbable, not likely, doubtful, dubious, unexpected.
- kernel (noun) – essential part, fundamental part, basic part of something, crux, nucleus.
- kernel of truth (phrase) – a small part that is true; A core accuracy at the heart of a claim/narrative which also contains dubious elements.
- assertion (noun) – declaration, statement, announcement, pronouncement.
- address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
- chide (verb) – scold, reprimand, criticize, reprove.
- prioritisation (noun) – the activity that arranges items or activities in order of importance relative to each other.
- rescue (verb) – save.
- ravage (noun) – destruction, damage, devastation, ruin, havoc.
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