The Hindu Editorial (Rising again) – Jul 17, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Rising again) – Jul 17, 2021

Fresh daily cases of the coronavirus, globally, after touching a new peak of over 0.9 million on April 28, began to drop steadily,… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Rising again) – Jul 17, 2021.

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  1. adherence (noun) – compliance, observance, conformity.
  2. appropriate (adjective) – suitable, relevant, germane.
  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. peak (noun) – high point.
  5. drop (verb) – decrease, lessen, make less, reduce.
  6. drive (verb) – prompt, impel, propel.
  7. transmissive (adjective) – infectious, contagious, communicable, transmissible, spreading.
  8. delta variant/B.1.617.2 (noun) – a variant of the coronavirus, first identified in India, is renamed as the ‘Delta variant’ by the World Health Organization (WHO) and this variant is reclassified as Variant of Concern (VOC). The B.1.617.1 strain has been reclassified to a Variant of Interest (VOI) and labelled variant “Kappa”.
  9. variant (noun) – different or form or version or mutant of something (virus).
  10. surge (noun) – sudden increase or rise of something.
  11. epicentre (noun) – This word doesn’t come from the field of public health; it is the most prominent area with an outbreak (of a disease). Similarly, “hot spot” is not a public health term but has been used to describe areas with a particularly large cluster of cases.
  12. uptick (noun) – a small increase or upward trend.
  13. span (noun) – period, time, duration.
  14. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  15. hospitalisation (noun) – the act of taking (or) admitting someone to (or) in hospital for treatment.
  16. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  17. vaccinate (verb) – inoculate, administer, introduce (with a vaccine to provide immunity against a disease).
  18. dose (noun) – an amount/quantity of something.
  19. spike (noun) – a sharp rise/increase of something.
  20. largely (adverb) – mostly, basically, generally, to a large/great extent.
  21. unvaccinated (adjective) – not vaccinated to provide immunity against a disease.
  22. bring back (phrasal verb) – cause someone/something to return to; reintroduce.
  23. strive (verb) – try, attempt, aspire, make every effort.
  24. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  25. equity (noun) – fairness, justness, neutrality,  lack of bias, impartiality.
  26. vaccine equity (noun) – the equitable distribution of vaccines worldwide. 
  27. deadlier comparative adjective of deadly (adjective) – fatal, lethal, life-threatening.
  28. ironically (adverb) – paradoxically, unexpectedly, strangely.
  29. booster dose (noun) – In medical terms, a booster dose is an extra administration of a vaccine after an earlier dose.
  30. shot (noun) – injection, inoculation (of a vaccine/drug). 
  31. compromised (adjective) – weakened.
  32. immune (adjective) – resistant (from the effects of something).
  33. rule out (phrasal verb) – exclude, reject, dismiss, disregard, prohibit, prevent.
  34. for now (phrase) – for the time being, for the present, for the moment.
  35. shortage (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, inadequacy, insufficiency.


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