The Hindu Editorial (Whatever it takes) – Jan 19, 2021

The Hindu Editorial (Whatever it takes) – Jan 19, 2021

Faith in entities is often an act of personal commitment not amenable to falsification, but trust in a scientific process can be established… For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s word list-1 for The Hindu Editorial (Whatever it takes) – Jan 19, 2021.

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The Hindu Editorial (Whatever it takes) – Jan 19, 2021:

  1. whatever it takes (phrase) – anything possible to complete a task (and achieve a goal).
  2. hesitancy (noun) – reluctance, unwillingness, disinclination.
  3. vaccine hesitancy (noun) – a reluctance or refusal to be vaccinated or to have one’s children vaccinated; reluctance or refusal to vaccinate despite the availability of vaccines.
  4. entity (noun) – existence, life, living, reality, actuality, substance, real thing.
  5. amenable (adjective) – susceptible, receptive, responsive, reactive, vulnerable, defenceless against.
  6. falsification (noun) – forgery, manipulation, misrepresentation, distortion.
  7. establish (verb) – prove, demonstrate, show, display; determine, validate, verify, confirm.
  8. confidence-building measures/mechanisms (noun) – confidence-building measures (CBMs) are planned procedures to prevent hostilities, to avert escalation, to reduce military tension, and to build mutual trust between countries.
  9. disclosure (noun) – revelation, report, declaration, announcement.
  10. campaign (noun) – an organized effort which seeks to influence the decision making progress within a specific group.
  11. voluntary (adjective) – optional, discretionary, non-compulsory, non-mandatory.
  12. transparency (noun) – clarity, straightforwardness, openness, honesty, unambiguity.
  13. channel (noun) – means, method, medium, instrument, mechanism.
  14. tools of choice (phrase) – methods chosen to solve a particular problem (as being the most suitable tools).
  15. uptake (noun) – the action of taking up something (available/given).
  16. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  17. take someone along (phrase) – to take someone with you.
  18. be vest with (verb) – give or provide (someone) the legal right to power.
  19. retard (verb) – delay, slow down, hold back, hold up, postpone, decelerate.
  20. epidemic (noun) – eruption, outbreak, outburst (of an infectious disease).
  21. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  22. perceived (adjective) – observed, recognized, identified.
  23. literate (adjective) – knowledgeable, well informed, educated.
  24. relatively (adverb) – comparatively, proportionately, somewhat, to a certain extent/degree.
  25. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  26. compliance (noun) – conformity, observation, adherence.
  27. marked (adjective) – noticeable, distinct, clear, obvious.
  28. favouring (noun) – preference.
  29. Covishield  or Oxford vaccine (noun) – (ChAdOx1 nCoV-19) or (AZD1222) is a COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and AstraZeneca, UK Ltd. (named Covishield in India and manufactured at the Serum Institute of India).
  30. Covaxin (noun) – India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate (COVAXIN) developed by a Hyderabad-based company (Bharat Biotech) in collaboration with the ICMR (The Indian Council of Medical Research).
  31. sign (noun) – indication, signal, hint, pointer, suggestion.
  32. verily (adverb) – definitely, certainly, surely.
  33. indeed (adverb) – in fact, actually, undeniably.
  34. measure (verb) – evaluate, assess, appraise, determine, judge.
  35. address (verb) – tackle, deal with, attend to, try to sort out.
  36. Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) (noun) – a mechanism to facilitate the availability and use of medical countermeasures, including vaccines, during public health emergencies, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic.
  37. human trial/clinical trial (noun) – a type of research that studies new tests and treatments and evaluates their effects on human health outcomes.
  38. high-handed (adjective) – arrogant, domineering, overbearing, heavy-handed; undemocratic, oppressive, authoritarian. 
  39. put out (phrasal verb) – issue, publish, release, circulate, make public, publicize.
  40. compelling (adjective) – convincing, credible, well reasoned, rational, very strong.
  41. in the public domain (phrase) – if something (e.g. information) is in the public domain, people generally know about it since it is not secret.
  42. merely (adverb) – only, simply, just.
  43. dig (in) one’s heels (phrase) – oppose, fight against, refuse to accept.
  44. inability (noun) – incapability, incompetence, ineptitude, ineffectiveness, uselessness, inefficacy.
  45. amicably (adverb) – in a friendly manner.
  46. interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional.  
  47. efficacy (noun) – In medicine, the ability of an intervention (for example, a drug or surgery) to produce the desired beneficial effect; effectiveness, efficiency, power.
  48. phase 3 trial (noun) – In the phase 3 trial, the vaccine is given to thousands of people to confirm its safety – including rare side effects – and effectiveness. These trials involve a control group which is given a placebo.
  49. phase 2 trial (noun) – In the phase 2 trial, the vaccine is given to hundreds of people so scientists can learn more about its safety and correct dosage.
  50. phase 1 trial (noun) – In phase 1 trial of clinical testing, the vaccine is given to a small group of people to determine whether it is safe and to learn more about the immune response it provokes.
  51. consequence (noun) – outcome, result, ramification, repercussion.
  52. unequivocally (adverb) – clearly, well definedly; unambiguously, categorically, unmistakably.
  53. public good (noun) – the benefit of the public; the well-being of the public.
  54. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, dearth.
  55. roll-out (noun) – official launch/introduction.
  56. haste (noun) – hurry, urgency, quickness.
  57. lunge (verb) – move suddenly, thrust, rush, dive.
  58. finishing line (noun) – end point of a race (often with the tape).
  59. vaccinate (verb) – inoculate, administer, introduce (with a vaccine to provide immunity against a disease).
  60. at hand (phrase) – near, nearby, close by; within reach, accessible/available.
  61. oft-repeated (adjective) – often repeated; repeated frequently.
  62. drive (noun) – campaign, movement, effort, push.


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