The Hindu Lead Article (COVID mishandling foretold in the Budget) – May 12, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (COVID mishandling foretold in the Budget) – May 12, 2021

“India has begun medically safeguarding not only her own citizens against COVID-19 but also those of 100 or more countries.  For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (COVID mishandling foretold in the Budget) – May 12, 2021.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (COVID mishandling foretold in the Budget) – May 12, 2021:

  1. mishandle (verb) – mismanage, misdirect, misgovern, misconduct; spoil, ruin, wreck.
  2. foretell (verb) – predict, forecast, foresee, anticipate.
  3. come up with (phrasal verb) – produce, put forward, present/submit.
  4. telling (adjective) – striking, revealing; significant, important.
  5. vaccine (noun) – a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease.
  6. bombastic (adjective) – inflated, pompous, rhetoric, boastful, big-headed.
  7. boast (verb) – brag, self-praise, congratulate oneself, self-satisfy, exaggerate, overstate.
  8. substantially (adverb) – considerably, significantly, largely.
  9. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  10. annexure (noun) – an addition to a (written) document.
  11. wellbeing (noun) – a healthy state/condition.
  12. vaccination (noun) – treatment with a vaccine to protect against a particular disease; immunization.
  13. provision (noun) – supplying, providing, supply, giving, allocation, distribution.
  14. grant (noun) – allowance, allocation, allotment.
  15. preparedness (noun) – readiness.
  16. incur (verb) – have to pay money; attract, draw; cause, bring on, be subject to.
  17. ponder (verb) – think about, consider, review, reflect on.
  18. alarm (noun) – danger signal, distress signal, alert.
  19. moreover (adverb) – besides, furthermore, in addition.
  20. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  21. turn out (phrasal verb) – happen, develop, end (in a specific way).
  22. play a part/role (phrase) – contribute to, be instrumental in, be a factor in.
  23. providentially (adverb) – miraculously, luckily.
  24. infrastructure (noun) – the basic physical or organisational structure for something (to function properly).  
  25. point out (phrasal verb) – identify, mention, indicate, draw attention to.
  26. bureaucratic (adjective) – rule-bound, rigid, inflexible, complicated; administrative, official, procedural.
  27. budget (verb) – allocate, allot, assign, earmark.
  28. procure (verb) – buy, purchase.
  29. in-kind (adjective) – goods or services provided (instead of money/cash).
  30. ‘in-kind’ grand (noun) – a grant of goods or services provided free of charge; a non-cash contribution of a good or a service.
  31. miss the point (phrase) – confuse, be unclear, misunderstand.
  32. squabble (noun) – quarrel, row, argument, fight, disagreement, dispute, contention, clash.
  33. callous (adjective) – unfeeling, uncaring, heartless, insensitive, lacking compassion.
  34. abdicate (verb) – reject, disown, turn down, give up, abandon (a responsibility).
  35. meticulously (adverb) – very thoroughly.
  36. justifiable (adjective) – valid, legitimate, reasonable.
  37. public health (noun) – the branch of medicine handling public health; public health is also the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities through education, policy making and research for disease and injury prevention.
  38. State List (noun) – it includes subjects that give powers to the state governments. (as given in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India, the legislative section is divided into three lists: the Union List, State List and Concurrent List).
  39. Concurrent List (noun) – the list which includes the power to be considered by both the union and state government (as given in the Seventh Schedule to the Constitution of India).
  40. intervene (verb) – involve oneself, get involved, step in.
  41. dictate (verb) – order about, boss about, control.
  42. irrational (adjective) – unreasonable, illogical, groundless, baseless, unjustifiable.
  43. fungible (adjective) – mutually interchangeable/replaceable.
  44. square with (phrasal verb) – to cause something to be in agreement with something else; make compatible, make congruent, make consistent, harmonize.
  45. vaccinate (verb) – inoculate, administer, introduce (with a vaccine to provide immunity against a disease).
  46. public good (phrase) – a commodity that is made available to all members of a society (without profit).
  47. amply (adverb) – sufficiently, satisfactorily, (more than) enough.
  48. 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.
  49. like a deer in the headlights (phrase) – used to refer to a situation in which you can’t think or act normally, especially through panic or fear or confusion.
  50. at odds (phrase) – inconsistent, in conflict, in opposition, contrary to.
  51. knee-jerk (adjective) – unthinking, unintentional, unplanned.
  52. royal (adjective) – complete, utter, total.
  53. be lost on (phrase) – fail to be noticed.
  54. crystal clear (phrase) – obvious, evident, plain/clear, apparent; unambiguous, unmistakable, indisputable, incontrovertible, undeniable.
  55. put an end to (phrase) – stop, terminate, abolish.
  56. well-established (adjective) – time-tested.
  57. allude to (verb) – refer to, mention, speak briefly of, imply.
  58. presumably (adverb) – probably, in all likelihood, undoubtedly, seemingly.
  59. explicitly (adverb) – clearly, unequivocally, understandably, without question/doubt.
  60. attendant (adjective) – accompanying, associated, related, connected.
  61. set up (phrasal verb) – establish, create, institute.
  62. blindingly (adverb) – extremely, intensely.
  63. livelihood (noun) – means of making a living with the basic necessities (food, water, shelter and clothing); means of support, subsistence, source of income.
  64. at stake (phrase) – at issue, at risk; or in question.
  65. resort to (verb) – use, utilize, turn to, have recourse to.
  66. narrative (noun) – a representation of a particular situation; portrayal/account.
  67. half-truth (noun) – lie, falsehood, fake news.  
  68. misleading (adjective) – deceptive, confusing, false.
  69. ineptitude (noun) – inability, incapability, lack of skill/ability.
  70. incompetent (adjective) – inept, unskilled, inexpert, amateurish.
  71. reckless (adjective) – careless, thoughtless, incautious, heedless.
  72. coherent (adjective) – united, consolidated, joined, combined; logical, reasonable, rational.
  73. deadly (adjective) – fatal, lethal, life-threatening.
  74. alas (exclamation) – unluckily, sadly, regrettably, unhappily.
  75. currency (noun) – acceptance, popularity, traction.
  76. overnight (adverb) – instantly, very quickly.
  77. lock down (phrasal verb) – confine, restraint, enclose, encircle/hem in.
  78. 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)


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