The Hindu Editorial (Salutary steps) – Apr 29, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Salutary steps) – Apr 29, 2021

Amid criticism that it did not enforce steps to curb the spread of COVID-19 during the protracted campaign for Assembly elections in four States… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Salutary steps) – Apr 29, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Salutary steps) – Apr 29, 2021:

  1. salutary (adjective) – good, helpful/useful, beneficial, practical, valuable.
  2. norms (noun) – standard, convention, guidelines, criterion.
  3. curb (verb) – control, contain, restrict, limit.
  4. nudge (noun) – reminder, push, prod, encouragement, prompting.
  5. surge (noun) – sudden increase or rise of something.
  6. amid (preposition) – in the middle of, surrounded by; during.
  7. protracted (adjective) – prolonged, extended, lengthened, lengthy, dragged out.
  8. campaign (noun) – canvassing, electioneering, an act of soliciting (asking for/requesting) votes; an organized effort that seeks to influence the decision-making progress within a specific group.
  9. vigour (noun) – toughness, forcefulness, determination, intensity, strength, power.
  10. procession (noun) – march, parade.
  11. accompany (verb) – go with, go along with, travel with.
  12. Returning Officer (noun) – A Returning Officer is responsible for overseeing the election in a constituency. The Returning Officer’s duties include accepting and scrutinising nomination forms, publishing the affidavits of candidates, allotting symbols to the contesting candidates, preparing the list of contesting candidates, preparing the EVMs and VVPATs, training polling personnel, designating counting centres, and counting the votes and declaring the result. Courtesy: The Hindu.
  13. escalation (noun) – intensification; an increase in the intensity of something.
  14. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  15. infection rate/incident rate (noun) – the rate at which a disease is spread among people.
  16. come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, put forward, present/submit.
  17. measure (noun) – action, step, procedure.
  18. stipulation (noun) – condition, precondition, requirement, provision, clause.
  19. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  20. stringent (adjective) – strict, severe, extreme, rigorous.
  21. regrettable (adjective) – undesirable, unfortunate, sad/bad, disappointing/distressing.
  22. enforcement (noun) – imposition, implementation, execution.
  23. lax (adjective) – negligent, neglectful, careless, heedless, unmindful, inattentive, casual, non-restrictive.
  24. bear (verb) – take, shoulder (responsibility for something).
  25. spike (noun) – a sharp rise/increase of something.
  26. hospitalisation (noun) – the act of taking (or) admitting someone to (or) in hospital for treatment.
  27. resonate (verb) – resound, reverberate; evoke some feelings/emotions.
  28. in order (phrase) – appropriate, fitting, suitable, acceptable.
  29. voice (verb) – express, make public, announce, mention, raise.
  30. displeasure (noun) – dissatisfaction, disfavour, discontentment.
  31. adhere to (verb) – abide by, follow, obey, comply with.
  32. bench (noun) – a court of law with a number of judges.
  33. border on (phrasal verb) – come close to, come near to, be near to; be comparable to, approximate/similar to, be tantamount to.
  34. intemperate (adjective) – immoderate, inordinate, unwarranted, unreasonable, unjustifiable.
  35. catalyst (noun) – someone/something that triggers/causes/gives rise to an event suddenly/unexpectedly; stimulus, motivation, fillip, encouragement.
  36. lead to (verb) – result in, cause, bring on, give rise to.
  37. draw to a close (phrase) – to come to an end.
  38. resort to (noun) – recourse to, turning to, the use of, utilizing.
  39. granted (adverb) – admittedly, certainly, undoubtedly, unquestionably.
  40. prone to (adjective) – susceptible, vulnerable; at risk of.
  41. take into account (phrase) – consider, take into consideration, have regard to, reckon with.
  42. stride (noun) – a step or stage in making progress, gain ground, progress, advance.
  43. logistics (noun) – the process of planning & executing a complex operation; organization, planning, management, arrangement.
  44. defend (verb) – support, endorse, speak in support of, back, stand by.
  45. decade (noun) – a period of ten years.
  46. sensitivity (noun) – delicacy, subtlety, finer feelings.
  47. consideration (noun) – factor, issue, point, aspect, element.
  48. prolonged (adjective) – lengthy, extended, protracted.
  49. build-up (noun) – increase, expansion, escalation.
  50. localise (verb) – limit, restrict, confine.
  51. potential (noun) – possibility, potentiality, chance.
  52. virulence (noun) – a measure of the severity or dangerousness of a disease caused by the relative ability of a infectious microorganism.
  53. besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
  54. fatigue (noun) – tiredness, weariness, exhaustion.
  55. forces (noun) – troops (army/police).
  56. deploy (verb) – bring into action/service, have recourse to, call on, employ.


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