The Hindu Lead Article (The crisis ahead, from learning loss to resumption) – Jul 20, 2021

The Hindu Lead Article (The crisis ahead, from learning loss to resumption) – Jul 20, 2021

Since school closure has led to a great loss of nutrition and schooling for the poorest sections of our society, there is some urgency in the calls we hear to reopen schools. For further reading, visit “The Hindu”. Below is today’s advanced word list-1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The crisis ahead, from learning loss to resumption) – Jul 20, 2021.

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Today’s Advanced Word List 1 for The Hindu Lead Article (The crisis ahead, from learning loss to resumption) – Jul 20, 2021:

  1. resumption (noun) – reopening, restarting, recommencement. 
  2. revert to (verb) – return, go back.
  3. business as usual (phrase) – a normal state of affairs, the daily round, routine, a normal pattern, regularity.
  4. confront (verb) – face, address, tackle, deal with.
  5. nutrition (noun) – the process in which necessary food is received/obtained by the living things to grow and be healthy.
  6. call (noun) – demand, need, request; requirement, necessity.
  7. disruption (noun) – disturbance, interruption, obstruction, spoiling, wrecking.
  8. parallel (noun) – similarity, likeness, resemblance, equivalence, correlation.
  9. take root (phrase) – become established
  10. inevitably (adverb) – unavoidably, certainly, definitely.
  11. lack of (noun) – unavailability, absence, deficiency, scarcity, deprivation.
  12. fraction (noun) –  a small part/percentage of something.
  13. minuscule (adjective) – very small, tiny, little; insignificant, negligible.
  14. disadvantage (verb) – treat unfairly, put in an unfavourable position, handicap.
  15. in this regard (phrase) – in connection with the aspect/consideration/point referred to earlier.
  16. aggravate (verb) – make worse, worsen, exacerbate, compound, increase/intensify.
  17. largely (adverb) – mostly, basically, generally, to a large/great extent.
  18. abysmal (adjective) – very bad, awful, terrible.
  19. pedagogic (adjective) – relating to teaching; educational, academic.
  20. reproduction (noun) – copying, duplication, duplicating, replication.
  21. by and large (phrase) – largely, mostly, mainly, in general.
  22. commentator (noun) – critic, analyst, observer.
  23. 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.
  24. equitable (adjective) – fair, just, unbiased, impartial, even-handed.
  25. broadband (noun) – In general, broadband is an always-on high speed data access facility. 
  26. pronounced (adjective) – noticeable, marked, conspicuous, striking, notable, obvious, evident, recognizable.
  27. disadvantaged (adjective) – deprived, underprivileged, depressed, needy, destitute, poor, poverty-stricken.
  28. 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.
  29. altogether (adverb) – completely, entirely, totally.
  30. loom (verb) – emerge, appear, become visible, take a threatening shape.
  31. loom large (phrase) – be imminent/close, about to happen (and something which has a lot of importance/attention).
  32. enrolment (noun) – the act of enrolling/joining at an institution (school or college).
  33. Right to Education (RTE) Act (noun) – the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act or Right to Education Act (RTE) is an Act, of the Parliament of India enacted on 4 August 2009 under Article 21-A in the Constitution of India, which provides free and compulsory education of all children in the age group of six to fourteen years as a Fundamental Right.
  34. take up (phrasal verb) – resume, recommence, restart, begin again, carry on.
  35. illustration (noun) – example, exemplification, demonstration, representative case.
  36. enrol (verb) – register, admit.
  37. rationale (noun) – reason, reasoning/thinking, logic, grounds, basis.
  38. implications (noun) – consequence/outcome, ramification, repercussion.
  39. interaction (noun) – communication.
  40. synthesise (verb) – integrate, incorporate, put/join together, merge.
  41. curriculum (noun) – syllabus, course of studies, subjects. (curricula is the plural form of the curriculum).
  42. for instance (phrase) – as an example.
  43. one-to-one tutoring (noun) – One-to-one tutoring describes a student learning from and interacting with a teacher individually, with instruction tailored to the student’s own personal pace and learning needs.
  44. National Tutoring Programme (NTP) (noun) – a UK Government scheme announced in June 2020 and launched in November, 2020 to support schools by providing access to subsidised high-quality tuition to disadvantaged pupils, whose learning has been impacted by the pandemic.
  45. to the tune of (phrase) – amounting to.
  46. volunteer (verb) – offer, tender, present, put forward (freely).
  47. immigrant (noun as modifier) – migrant.
  48. background (noun) – family circumstances.
  49. accelerated (adjective) – hastened, expedited, quickened. 
  50. bridge course (noun) –  short, centered/focused, intensive learning course.
  51. condense (verb) – compress, compact, abridge, shorten, make concise.
  52. voice (noun) – expression; opinion, view.
  53. acceleration (noun) – hastening, speeding up, quickening, stepping up, advancement.
  54. remediation (noun) – the providing of remedial teaching.
  55. exposure (noun) – experience, familiarity, acquaintance, awareness.
  56. plug the gap/hole (phrase) – give something that is lacking/deficient in a particular situation.
  57. deficit (noun) – shortfall, deficiency, shortage.
  58. preparedness (noun) – readiness.
  59. dimension (noun) – aspect, feature, facet, element.
  60. invariably (adverb) – always, every time, each time.
  61. context (noun) – circumstances, conditions, situation.
  62. standardised (adjective) – systematized, regulated.
  63. acknowledge (verb) – accept, recognize, realize.
  64. build on (phrasal verb) – develop, enhance, expand on.
  65. landscape (noun) – terrain, environment; the distinctive features (of a field of activity).
  66. explore (verb) – examine, evaluate, consider, check out, look into.
  67. given (preposition) – considering, taking into account, bearing in mind.
  68. in terms of (phrase) – with regard to, regarding/concerning, in connection with.
  69. novel coronavirus (nCoV) (SARS-CoV-2) (noun) – a new strain (type/variety) coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans. (Courtesy: WHO)
  70. whatsoever (adverb) – at all.
  71. pedagogy (noun) – teaching: specifically, teacher actions (teaching methods) that promote student learning.
  72. catch up (phrasal verb) – reach, gain on, come to (the same standard, stage, or level of others).
  73. keep up (phrasal verb) – continue, keep/go on with, carry on with, persist with.
  74. leave behind (phrasal verb) – abandon.
  75. fall back on (phrasal verb) – use, employ, resort to, have recourse to.
  76. alienation (noun) – isolation, detachment, estrangement/separation.
  77. marginalised (adjective) – treated as insignificant, treated as unimportant, neglected.
  78. nothing less than (phrase) – emphasizing importance of something.
  79. rejuvenation (noun) – restoration, revitalization, resurgence, revival.
  80. in tandem (phrase) – alongside each other.
  81. literacy (noun) – the ability to read and write.
  82. numeracy (noun) – the ability to understand numbers and quantitative basics.
  83. intellectual (noun) – mental, cognitive.
  84. well-being (noun) – welfare, good health, happiness, comfort.
  85. as a whole (phrase) – all together, in general.
  86. (be) rooted in (verb) – embed, fix, firmly establish, implant.
  87. lack (verb) – be without, be lacking, be deprived of, be short of.
  88. splendidly (adverb) – excellently; very well, impressively.
  89. ironic (adjective) – strange, unexpected, odd, paradoxical.


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