The Hindu Editorial (Sudden death) – May 06, 2021
The Indian Premier League’s suspension effective from Tuesday was an inevitable full stop considering India’s continuing trauma with COVID-19 and the breach of the tournament’s much-vaunted bio-bubble. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Sudden death) – May 06, 2021.
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The Hindu Editorial (Sudden death) – May 06, 2021:
- death (noun) – end, finish, termination, collapse.
- proposition (noun) – task, job, venture, activity; concept, premise, idea/plan.
- breach (noun) – breaking, contravention, violation, non-compliance.
- bio-secure bubble (noun) – it is defined as an environment/location sealed off from the outside world. In tennis/cricket, this would mean players, umpires and support staff being housed at the venue itself.
- suspension (noun) – stoppage, termination.
- inevitable (adjective) – unavoidable, unpreventable.
- trauma (noun) – torment, distress, pain, suffering.
- much-vaunted (adjective) – much-acclaimed, much-admired, much-praised, much-acknowledged.
- logistics (noun) – the process of planning & executing a complex operation; organization, planning, management, arrangement.
- denial-mode (noun) – a position/approach to deny something.
- protocol (noun) – rules of conduct, procedure, code of behaviour, customs.
- insist (verb) – state, claim, assert.
- super-spreader (noun) – a person/patient who infects significantly/disproportionately a large number of people with a disease/virus than usual.
- rally (noun) – gathering, march/procession, meeting.
- keep away from (phrasal verb) – make someone stay away from.
- cite (verb) – refer to, give as an example, make reference to.
- with regard to (phrase) – regarding, concerning, with respect to, in respect of, with reference to.
- social/physical distancing (noun) – a term that 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.
- besides (preposition/linking adverb) – in addition to, as well, apart from.
- fail-safe (adjective) – safe, unable to fail, unlikely to fail.
- 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, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death. (Courtesy: WHO)
- hotspot (noun) – a limited region/area in which a large number of people have tested positive for COVID-19 in several smaller groups or clusters. In general, hotspot means “a place of significant activity”.
- denouement (noun) – the end result of a situation; the very end of a story; outcome, consequence, end result, ending, climax.
- jar (verb) – irritate, annoy, upset, vex, disturb.
- tone-deafness (noun) – a condition of a person who is unable to understand the different facets/nuances of a given situation.
- accompanying (adjective) – connected, related, linked.
- note (noun) – tone, sound, indication, sign.
- blare (verb) – make a loud sound.
- gasp for (verb) – breathe hard, breathe heavily, struggle for air.
- host (noun) – a place that holds an event/competition/sports series.
- insensitive (adjective) – harsh, cruel, heartless, unfeeling, inconsiderate, thoughtless, unconcerned.
- at a crossroads (phrase) – at a situation when an important decision ought to be made.
- cash-rich (adjective) – wealthy, affluent, well off.
- find a way (phrase) – to discover how to tackle something.
- sidestep (verb) – avoid, evade/dodge, escape.
- lean on (phrasal verb) – depend on, rely on, count on, bank on.
- fade (verb) – disappear, vanish, wane, diminish.
- ominous (adjective) – threatening, menacing, inauspicious, unpromising, unfavourable.
- go off (phrasal verb) – explode, detonate, blow up, burst.
- defuse (verb) – deactivate, disable.
- unhindered (adjective) – unopposed, unconstrained, unimpeded.
- due to (phrase) – because of, owing to, on account of, as a result of.
- 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.
- humankind (noun) – humanity, the human race, people.
- Spanish flu (noun) – The Spanish flu, also known as the 1918 flu pandemic, was an unusually deadly influenza pandemic caused by the H1N1 influenza A virus. Lasting from February 1918 to April 1920, it infected 500 million people–about a third of the world’s population at the time.
- resume (verb) – restart, start again, come back to.
- host (verb) – present.
- leg (noun) – version edition; part, stage.
- wane (verb) – decrease, decline, diminish/dwindle gradually.
- chartered (adjective) – rented/hired (aircraft or ship).
- charter flight (noun) – a non-scheduled commercial flight that can be utilised for personal use.
- window (noun) – opportunity, chance, opening.
- arduous (adjective) – difficult, hard.
- the last word (noun) – the final decision.
- the last word on something is yet to be spoken (phrase) – the final decision on something is yet to be discussed & decided.
- tenuous (adjective) – doubtful, dubious, questionable, unspecific, indefinite.
- resumption (noun) – restart, restarting, recommencement, reopening.
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