The Hindu Editorial (Signs of easing) – Nov 02, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Signs of easing) – Nov 02, 2020

After reporting over 97,650 novel coronavirus cases on September 11, the largest number ever reported on a single day by any country… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Signs of easing) – Nov 02, 2020.

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Today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Signs of easing) – Nov 02, 2020:

  1. trajectory (noun) – track, direction, course.
  2. downward (adjective) – descending, sliding, falling.
  3. room (noun) – scope, opportunity, chance (for something to happen).
  4. complacency (noun) – carelessness, laziness, laxity, satisfaction; self-satisfaction, self-approval, smugness (excessive pride in oneself).
  5. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  6. witness (verb) – see, observe, view, notice.
  7. fall (noun) – decline, decrease, drop, dip, reduction.
  8. appreciable (adjective) – considerable, substantial, significant, reasonable.
  9. quite (adverb) – completely, fully, entirely, obviously.
  10. pronounced (adjective) – noticeable, distinct, strong, conspicuous, striking.
  11. bear the brunt (phrase) – to suffer or endure the worst part of something (force/burden/pressure) when a very bad or unpleasant thing happens.
  12. 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.
  13. definite (adjective) – clear, certain, marked, distinct, unequivocal, unambiguous.
  14. slowing down (noun) – reduction, decrease, decline.
  15. pile up (phrasal verb) – increase, raise in quantity.
  16. play out (phrasal verb) – happen, occur, take place.
  17. protocol (noun) – procedure,  method, rules of conduct.
  18. isolation (noun) – a complete separation from others of a person known or reasonably believed to be infected with communicable diseases.
  19. diligently (adverb) – carefully, attentively, thoroughly.
  20. follow up (phrasal verb) – continue/carry on something further.
  21. disease surveillance (noun) – the ongoing systematic collection and analysis of data and the provision of information which leads to action being taken to prevent and control a disease, usually one of an infectious nature.
  22. primary health (care) (noun) – it is a whole-of-society approach to health and well-being centred on the needs and preferences of individuals, families and communities. It addresses the broader determinants of health and focuses on the comprehensive and interrelated aspects of physical, mental and social health and well being. (Courtesy: WHO)
  23. sentinel surveillance (noun) – a sentinel surveillance system is used when high-quality data are needed about a particular disease. A sentinel system deliberately involves only a limited network of carefully selected reporting sites with good laboratory facilities and experienced well-qualified staff, to identify and notify on certain diseases. Because sentinel surveillance is expensive and time-taking, conducted only in selected locations, however, it may not be as effective for detecting rare diseases or diseases that occur outside the catchment areas of the sentinel sites. (Courtesy: WHO)
  24. topography (noun) – countryside, surroundings, environment.
  25. after all (phrase) – most importantly, above all, ultimately, essentially.
  26. complacent (adjective) – careless, casual, unconcerned, uninterested, apathetic, perfunctory; smug, self-satisfied, pleased/proud of oneself, self-opinionated, satisfied, pleased, contented.
  27. keep pace with (phrase) – progress at the same speed as.
  28. strain (noun) – pressure, demands, burdens; stress, tension.
  29. pose (verb) – raise, ask, put (a question/matter for consideration).
  30. dip (noun) – decrease, fall/drop, reduction.
  31. turn out (phrasal verb) – transpire, emerge; happen.
  32. blip (noun) – a small/very short & temporary deviation (from normality/trend).
  33. surge (noun) – sudden increase, rise.
  34. heightened (adjective) – increased, intensified, worsen, aggravated.
  35. partake (verb) – participate, take part/join, engage.
  36. spur (verb) – motivate, stimulate, encourage, urge, galvanize.
  37. consumption (noun) – the use of goods and services by households.
  38. 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.
  39. observe (verb) – comply with, abide by, obey, adhere to, conform to.
  40. norm (noun) – standard, convention, regulation.
  41. social/physical distancing (noun) – a term means actively avoiding crowded public places, is a key element in decreasing the rapid spread of COVID-19. This is an effort intended to limit exposure by reducing face-to-face contact and preventing spread among people in community settings.
  42. hygiene (noun) – cleanliness.
  43. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  44. efficacy (noun) – effectiveness, efficiency, power/ability to give estimated results.


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