The Hindu Editorial (Virtual reality) – Apr 17, 2020

The Hindu Editorial (Virtual reality) – Apr 17, 2020

The world has very few devices left to fight COVID-19 with, but technology remains one of them. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Virtual reality) – Apr 17, 2020.

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Today’s word list-2 for The Hindu Editorial (Virtual reality) – Apr 17, 2020:

  1. virtual reality (VR) (noun) – the use of computer technology to create a simulated/artificial environment. An artificial environment that is created with software and presented to the user in such a way that the user suspends belief and accepts it as a real environment. Virtual Reality creates an artificial environment to inhabit (live in/occupy).
  2. virtual (adjective) – performing a task with the use of computer, especially over a network.
  3. telemedicine (noun) – a method of medicine that allows health care professionals to evaluate, diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunications technology.
  4. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  5. state-of-the-art (adjective) – modern, advanced/highly developed, sophisticated.
  6. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  7. humanity (noun) – humankind, the human race, people.
  8. 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.
  9. in no small measure (phrase) – to a very great extent.
  10. myriad (adjective) – a great number, countless, infinite, various.
  11. put to use (phrase) – to use; to utilize; to apply.
  12. harness (verb) – put to use, utilize/exploit, make use of.
  13. get on with (phrasal verb) – continue, proceed, carry on.
  14. 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.
  15. render (verb) – make, cause to be, cause to become.
  16. inexorable (adjective) – relentless, unstoppable, unavoidable/inevitable.
  17. paralysis (noun) – shutdown, immobilization, stoppage.
  18. bring on (phrasal verb) – cause, make happen, bring about, result in, effect.
  19. freeze (noun) – suspension; hold, fixed (at a specific level).
  20. widespread (adjective) – extensive, general, universal, across the board.
  21. a shot in the arm (phrase) – boost, fillip, stimulus.
  22. crusader (noun) – campaigner, champion, advocate, promoter.
  23. arc (noun) – path, trajectory (a curved one).
  24. consonance (noun) – agreement, concord, accordance.
  25. deploy (verb) – employ (resources into effective action).
  26. footfall (noun) – the number of people entering an area in a given time.
  27. way back (phrase) – long ago.
  28. excruciatingly (adverb) – in a way something is extremely painful; agonizingly, unbearably distressing, embarrassingly.
  29. hold back (phrasal verb) – desist, discontinue, refrain from doing something.
  30. lack of (noun) – absence, want/need, deficiency/inadequacy.
  31. enable (verb) – allow, permit, validate, authorize.
  32. no sooner (phrase) – used to indicate that one thing occurs immediately after another thing.
  33. hurry (verb) – scramble, hasten, rush, be quick.
  34. bandwagon (noun) – a popular activity/event that is currently become fashion.
  35. peculiar (adjective) – strange, unusual/odd, unexpected.
  36. paramount (adjective) – most important; foremost, primary.
  37. bar (verb) – block, ban, forbid/prohibit.
  38. quarantine (verb) – separate, set apart, segregate, detach (people, animals and things (such as plants) from others for a period of time in order to control/restrict the spread of a contagious disease). Separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  39. ophthalmology (noun) – a branch of medicine and surgery that deals with the treatment & diseases of the eye.
  40. psychiatry (noun) – a branch of medicine that is concerned with the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders.
  41. unleash (verb) – let loose, release, set free.
  42. mindful (adjective) – aware of, conscious of, careful of.
  43. medium (noun) – method, approach, channel, mechanism.


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