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Below is today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Season’s worst: on the influenza outbreak) – Jan 25, 2019.
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Today’s Vocabulary for The Hindu Editorial (Season’s worst: on the influenza outbreak) – Jan 25, 2019
- Influenza (noun) – एक तरह का बुखार
Meaning – it is commonly known as “the flu”, is an infectious disease caused by an influenza virus.
Sentence – The best way to avoid influenza or reduce its symptoms is to get a flu shot every year.
- Outbreak (noun) – प्रकोप
Meaning – A sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease.
Synonyms – occurrence. outburst, epidemic.
Sentence – We learned of a deadly cholera outbreak in the area.
- Concerted (adjective) – अनुकूल
Meaning – Jointly arranged or carried out
Synonyms – strenuous, vigorous; active & cooperative, coordinated.
Sentence – A concerted attempt to preserve religious unity.
- Periodic (adjective) – सामयिक, मीयादी
Meaning – Appearing or occurring at intervals.
Synonyms – regular, periodical, recurrent.
Sentence – The periodic visits she made to her father.
- Spurt (noun) – उछाल
Meaning – A sudden marked burst or increase of activity or speed.
Synonyms – a sudden burst, increase of activity.
Sentence – However, after an initial spurt of action, nothing else really happened.
- Cry out for (phrasal verb)
Meaning – require, demand, need.
- Contain (verb) – नियंत्रित करना
Meaning – Control or restrain (oneself or a feeling)
Synonyms – control, stifle, restrain.
Sentence – He must contain his hatred.
- Caseload (noun)
Meaning – the number of cases with which a doctor is concerned at one time.
Sentence – Given the caseloads of medical examiners, the quality of their science is sometimes suspect.
- Soar (verb) – ऊंची उड़ान भरना
Meaning – Increase rapidly above the usual level.
Synonyms – rise rapidly, escalate, increase quickly.
Sentence – the cost of living continued to soar
- Toll (noun) – टोल
Meaning – The number of deaths or casualties arising from a natural disaster, conflict, accident, etc.
Synonyms – (loss) number, count, total.
Sentence – The toll of dead and injured mounted.
- Pertinent (adjective) – उचित
Meaning – Relevant or applicable to a particular matter; apposite.
Synonyms – relevant/suitable, apposite, appropriate/germane.
Sentence – She asked me a lot of very pertinent questions.
- Put in place (phrase)
Meaning – initiate, usher in, bring in.
- Vaccination (noun) – टीका
Meaning – Treatment with a vaccine to produce immunity against a disease; inoculation.
Synonyms – immunization, inoculation.
Sentence – Vaccination against yellow fever is essential.
- Put out (phrasal verb)
Meaning – publish, release, publicize/circulate.
- Profiteering (noun) – सट्टेबाज़ी
Meaning – Make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally.
Synonyms – extortion, racketeering, exploitation.
Sentence – To prevent profiteering on bad news, the wagers would have been kept small.
- Respiratory (adjective) – श्वसन
Meaning – relating to or affecting breathing (or organs of breathing).
Sentence – We transferred the patient to the intensive care unit for respiratory and inotropic support.
- Etiquette (noun) – शिष्टाचार
Meaning – The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group.
Synonyms – decorum/standards, formalities, rules of conduct.
Sentence – The rules of etiquette are changing.
- Mutation (noun) – परिवर्तन
Meaning – a significant and basic “alteration” in the DNA sequence.
Synonyms – change, variation, modification, transformation, metamorphosis
Sentence – First, new mod variants can arise by mutation and spread by drift.
- Peer (verb) – सहकर्मी, बराबर होना
Meaning – Look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something.
Synonyms – look closely, observe, study.
Sentence – He squinted, peering at it and trying to make out the figures.
- Remedy (noun) – उपाय
Meaning – A medicine or treatment for a disease or injury.
Synonyms – solution, answer, antidote/panacea.
Sentence – Herbal remedies for aches and pains.
- Oseltamivir (noun)
Meaning – the antiviral commonly deployed against flu (influenza).
- Resurface (verb) – फिर से संगठित करना
Meaning – Come back up to the surface of water.
Synonyms – come out, arise again.
Sentence – He resurfaced beside the boat.
- Comprehensive (adjective) – व्यापक
Meaning – Of large content or scope; wide-ranging.
Synonyms – complete/full, thorough, extensive.
Sentence – A comprehensive collection of photographs.
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