The Hindu Lead Article (Quarantine and the law) – Apr 03, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (Quarantine and the law) – Apr 03, 2020

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Quarantine and the law) – Apr 03, 2020:

  1. quarantine (noun) – a process of separating out 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; Quarentine is imposed to separate and restrict the movement of persons, who may have been exposed to infectious disease, but not yet known to be ill.
  2. curb (noun) – restraint, restriction, control.
  3. outbreak (noun) – sudden appearance/occurrence (of a disease); outburst, epidemic.
  4. uphold (verb) – confirm, endorse/approve, vindicate/validate.
  5. en banc (adjective) – also called as en banque, en bank; French for “in bench”. The term is used when all judges of a particular court hear a case.
  6. affirm (verb) – confirm, vindicate, approve, uphold.
  7. mechanism (noun) – procedure, system, method, apparatus.
  8. onslaught (noun) – attack, offensive, assault/aggression.
  9. sanction (verb) – approve, permit, support/endorse.
  10. jurisdiction (noun) – a system of law courts.
  11. isolation (noun) – a complete separation from others of a person known or reasonably believed to be infected with communicable diseases.
  12. resort to (verb) – have recourse to, make use of, use/utilize, employ.
  13. maritime (adjective) – of or related to the sea.
  14. severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) (noun) – SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) is thought to be an animal virus from an as-yet-uncertain animal reservoir, perhaps bats, that spread to other animals (civet cats). It is a viral (human-to-human transmission) that can cause severe respiratory illness or death.
  15. 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.
  16. diphtheria (noun) – a serious bacterial infection that affects the throat and nose.
  17. infectious (adjective) – contagious, communicable, transmittable, spreading.
  18. plague (noun) – a contagious disease.
  19. yellow fever (noun) – an acute viral haemorrhagic disease transmitted by infected mosquitoes. The “yellow” in the name refers to the jaundice that affects some patients.
  20. hemorrhagic (adjective) – produced by haemorrhage (it generally means a heavy bleeding within or from a body).
  21. community transmission (noun) – community spread/transmission means spread of an illness/disease for which the source of infection is unknown. An infected person has no travel history to an affected area and no known contact with a person previously diagnosed with a particular disease. It is possible the patient is exposed to a returning traveler who is infected.
  22. local transmission (cluster) (noun) – local spread/transmission means spread of an illness/disease for which the source of infection is known. An infected person has travel history to an affected area. We could able to identify and trace individual cases, and ring-fence a cluster (of them) to prevent the spread of infection.
  23. imperative (adjective) – vitally important, crucial/critical, essential.
  24. trentino (noun) – a 30-day separation or isolation period  for visitors from plague-endemic areas.
  25. ruin (verb) – spoil, destroy, destruct, devastate, damage.
  26. detention (noun) – confinement, incarceration, captivity.
  27. disobedience (noun) – indiscipline, bad behaviour, misconduct, non-compliance.
  28. prescribe (verb) – order, determine/specify, stipulate.
  29. parlance (noun) – expressions, vernacular, language.
  30. COVID-19 (noun) – coronavirus disease 2019.
  31. academic (noun) – scholar, lecturer/professor, educator, instructor.
  32. de facto (adjective) – Latin, literally ‘of fact’; existing, actual, effective.
  33. nonetheless (adverb) – notwithstanding, nevertheless, in spite of that/however.
  34. promulgate (verb) – put into effect, enact, implement.
  35. diagnose (verb) – identify, determine, distinguish.
  36. solitary (adjective) – only, single/sole, lone.
  37. infringement (noun) – contravention, violation, breach.
  38. exceptional (adjective) – unusual/uncommon, abnormal, atypical, extraordinary.
  39. exigency (noun) – (urgent) need, demand, urgency.
  40. consequence (noun) – outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  41. invasion (noun) – attack, assault; violation, infringement, breach.
  42. liberty (noun) – freedom, independence.
  43. adversely (adverb) – unfavourably, disadvantageously, badly.
  44. accord (noun) – agreement, consensus, unison.
  45. yield (verb) – agree to, consent to, comply with, conform to.
  46. render (verb) – give, provide (a service).
  47. Ebola (noun) – Ebola virus disease (EVD), formerly known as Ebola haemorrhagic fever, is a rare but severe, often fatal illness in humans. The virus is transmitted to people from wild animals and spreads in the human population through human-to-human transmission. (Courtesy: WHO)
  48. peer (noun) – equal, match, like.
  49. dreadful (adjective) – terrible, frightful, horrible, awful.
  50. alarming (adjective) – worrying, disturbing, shocking/distressing.
  51. rational (adjective) – sensible, logical, reasonable.
  52. epidemic (noun) – widespread disease/illness; outbreak, plague, scourge.
  53. vintage (noun) – period, era, epoch, time.
  54. empower (verb) – authorize, entitle, permit, allow.
  55. segregation (noun) – separation, setting apart, sorting out.
  56. confer (verb) – give, provide, present.
  57. hazardous (adjective) – dangerous, risky, perilous.
  58. alien (adjective) – remote, external, unfamiliar, unknown.
  59. invoke (verb) – bring forth, bring on; call into use, put in to effect.
  60. bizarre (adjective) – strange, unusual, unconventional/eccentric, ridiculous.
  61. interim (adjective) – provisional, transitional, temporary.
  62. framework (noun) – structure, scheme, system.
  63. distinguish (verb) – differentiate, discriminate, tell the difference.
  64. contamination (noun) – pollutant, impurity, adulterant.
  65. dormitory (noun) – hostel (a large bed) room for a number of students.
  66. well-ventilated (adjective) – (of a room) provided with a supply of fresh air.
  67. seek (verb) – ask for, request, appeal for, apply for.
  68. habeas corpus (noun) – Latin phrase meaning literally “that you have the body”. The court order to bring the person (in custody/detention) to the court to decide on the imprisonment is legal or illegal.
  69. bubonic plague (noun) – an infectious disease; patients develop sudden onset of fever, headache, chills, and weakness and one or more swollen, tender and painful lymph nodes (called buboes).
  70. strike down (phrasal verb) – abolish, annul, nullify (a law or regulation).
  71. ill-suited (adjective) – unsuitable, inappropriate.
  72. reverse (verb) – revoke, cancel, annul (a judgement/order).
  73. suo motu (phrase) – Latin term means “on its own motion”. It is used where a government agency acts on its own knowledge.
  74. take cognisance of (phrase) – consider something; take something into account, give attention to something, to take notice of something.
  75. social 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.
  76. inmate (noun) – inhabitant, occupant, a person living in an institution (like hospital, prison, etc).
  77. juvenile (adjective) – young, teenage, underage.
  78. intrude (verb) – force, push, thrust oneself in.
  79. under the sun (phrase) – on earth.
  80. exempt (verb) – free from, not liable to, not subject to.


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