The Hindu Lead Article (Some of the COVID-19 mortality was avoidable) – Nov 24, 2020

The Hindu Lead Article (Some of the COVID-19 mortality was avoidable) – Nov 24, 2020

Eight months into the COVID-19 epidemic, there is an understandable longing for a return to normalcy in our everyday lives. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Some of the COVID-19 mortality was avoidable) – Nov 24, 2020.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (Some of the COVID-19 mortality was avoidable) – Nov 24, 2020:

  1. mortality (noun) – (in a particular time/for a cause) the rate/number of death.
  2. 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.
  3. point to (verb) – indicate, suggest, denote.
  4. neglect (noun) – negligence, carelessness, irresponsibility, laxity.
  5. public policy (noun) – a course of action created and/or enacted, typically by a government, in response to public, real-world problems.
  6. epidemic (noun) – widespread disease/illness.
  7. longing (noun) – wish, desire, hope; craving, eagerness.
  8. normalcy (noun) – a normal condition; normality, regularity.
  9. go about (phrase) – begin, embark on, start, get going on, undertake.
  10. pay attention (phrase) – heed, attend, be attentive, concentrate on.
  11. lack of (noun) – absence, deficiency, scarcity, dearth.
  12. quantify (verb) – measure the quantity of.
  13. public expenditure/spending or government expenditure/spending (noun) – money spent by the government.
  14. relatively (adverb) – comparatively, proportionately, somewhat, to a certain extent/degree.
  15. overlook (verb) – miss, fail to notice, leave unnoticed.
  16. make sense of (phrase) – understand, comprehend, fathom out.
  17. per capita (adverb & adjective) – per person, for each, individually.
  18. commence (verb) – begin/start, kick off; get stuck into.
  19. look for (phrasal verb) – search for, try to find, seek.
  20. far from (phrase) – the opposite of; not, not at all.
  21. shield (noun) – protection, guard, defence, cover.
  22. age profile (noun) – the number of people of different ages in a country.
  23. in the interests of (phrase) – for the benefit of.
  24. suppress (verb) – control, contain, restrain, stifle.
  25. lie in (phrasal verb) – be present, be contained, exist.
  26. observation (noun) – remark, comment, statement.
  27. well-known (adjective) – familiar, widely known, common, usual, conventional.
  28. contact tracing (noun) – it is defined as the identification and followup of persons who may have come into contact with a person infected with the virus.
  29. isolation (noun) – a complete separation from others of a person known or reasonably believed to be infected with communicable diseases.
  30. expertise (noun) – proficiency, skill, knowledge, command.
  31. protocol (noun) – procedure, convention, rules of conduct.
  32. central (adjective) – most important, crucial, vital, essential.
  33. effectiveness (noun) – success, efficacy, potency, power.
  34. span (noun) – period, time, duration.
  35. median (adjective) – mean, average.
  36. 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.
  37. laggard (noun) – slower, sluggish/stagnant, snail-paced.
  38. characteristic (noun) – quality, attribute, feature, aspect.
  39. underestimate (verb) – underrate, do an injustice to, be wrong about, play down.
  40. certainty (noun) – sureness, assurance.
  41. indicative (adjective) – expressive, suggestive, characteristic, representative.
  42. potential (adjective) – possible, likely, prospective, probable; developing.
  43. well-funded (adjective) – having adequate financial resources to do something.
  44. rather than (phrase) – instead of.
  45. definitive (adjective) – most reliable, most perfect, best, finest.
  46. inversely (adverb) – conversely, the other way round, oppositely/reciprocally.
  47. put simply/simply put (phrase) – used for saying that you are just giving the basic facts about a complicated situation.
  48. in relation to (phrase) – with respect to, regarding, relevant to.
  49. domestic product (noun) – the value of goods and services produced.
  50. prioritise (verb) – make a point of, highlight, call attention to (something as very important).
  51. hypothesis (noun) – reason, basis, thinking.
  52. diverse (adjective) – very different, varying, dissimilar.
  53. lead to (verb) – cause, give rise to, result in, bring on.
  54. speculation (noun) – prediction, guesswork, conjecture, supposition.
  55. innate (adjective) – natural, intrinsic, inherent; essential/inbuilt.
  56. exposure (noun) – In medicine, the condition of being subjected to something (infectious agents & others).
  57. population genetics (noun) – the study of genetic variation within populations, and involves the examination and modelling of changes in the frequencies of genes and alleles in populations over space and time. (Allele, also called allelomorph, any one of two or more genes that may occur alternatively at a given site (locus) on a chromosome).
  58. dismemberment (noun) – the action of partitioning a territory.
  59. marked (adjective) – noticeable, distinct, striking, clear, obvious.
  60. proportionately (adverb) – comparatively, relatively, somewhat, to a certain extent/degree.
  61. apparently (adverb) – seemingly, evidently, it appears that.
  62. pathology (noun) – abnormality, unhealthiness, malfunction.
  63. peculiar (adjective) – unusual, strange, atypical, abnormal.
  64. naive (adjective) – inexperienced, easily taken in, over-trusting, ignorant, immature.
  65. deadly (adjective) – fatal, lethal, life-threatening.
  66. at the heart of (phrase) – at the most important part of.
  67. stubble (noun) – dried stalks, straw (of a grain like wheat, rice & etc).
  68. neighbouring (adjective) – adjacent.
  69. rampant (adjective) – widespread, present everywhere/pervasive, unrestrained/out of control.
  70. territory (noun) – area, region.
  71. mitigate (verb) – reduce, lessen, decrease, make less severe.
  72. intervention (noun) – the process of intervening in something; involvement, interference.
  73. with respect to (phrase) – concerning, regarding, relating to, with reference to.
  74. reversal (noun) – turnaround, change, backtracking.
  75. untenable (adjective) – unjustified, unacceptable; faulty/flawed; illogical/irrational.
  76. standpoint (noun) – point of view, opinion, attitude.
  77. better-off (adjective) – in a more desirable or advantageous position.
  78. impair (verb) – damage, harm, diminish, reduce, weaken, lessen, decrease. 
  79. pursuit (noun) – quest for, search for, aspiration for.
  80. by default (phrase) – due to a lack of opposition.
  81. confront (verb) – face, tackle, deal with, grapple with (a problem/difficulty). 


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