The Hindu Editorial Vocab (Curbing Delta) – 23 August, 2021

  1. Curb (verb) – control, contain, restrict, limit.
  2. Trajectory (noun) – track/course, route, path, direction, approach.
  3. Be heralded (verb) – acclaim, praise, applaud, commend.
  4. Conjecture (noun) – surmise, notion, thought, speculation, supposition.
  5. Repository (noun) – central (storing) place, storing place, reservoir.
  6. Lineage (noun) – sequence.
  7. Mutation (noun) – a significant and basic “alteration/variation” in the dna sequence.
  8. Spike (noun) – a sharp increase.
  9. Characteristic (adjective) – distinctive, particular, specific,
  10. Predominant (adjective) – main, most important, more powerful.
  11. So far (phrase) – until now, up to the present, up to this point.
  12. Susceptible (adjective) – vulnerable.
  13. Unlikely (adjective) – doubtful, implausible, improbable, questionable.
  14. Obliterate (verb) – destroy, wipe out, abolish, demolish, annihilate (something utterly).
  15. Shot (noun) – injection, inoculation (of a vaccine/drug).
  16. Interim (adjective) – provisional, temporary, transitional.
  17. Efficacy (noun) – in medicine, the ability of an intervention.
  18. Trial (noun) – test, pilot study, experiment (phase 1, 2,3, and or human/clinical trial).
  19. Arsenal (noun) – array, range, line-up, collection (of resources).
  20. Too few (phrase) – not enough.
  21. Proportion (noun) – portion, percentage, quantity.
  22. Bet (noun) – option, choice, alternative, course of action, plan.

Source : The Hindu Newspaper

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