Vocabulary_Coronavirus

1.collide(v.) =  (of two vehicles or people) to crash into each other; be incompatible

2.friction(n.) = the action of one object or surface moving against another; disagreement and lack of friendship

3.fabled(adj,) = famous and often talked about, but rarely seen

4.adage(n.) = a well-known phrase expressing a general truth about people or the world

5.frantically(adv.) = in an uncontrolled manner

6.amid(prep.) = in the middle of or during sth

7.declaration(n.) = a formal public statement

8.pointless(adj.) = having no purpose; not worth doing

9.trivialize(v.) = to make sth seem less important, serious, difficult, etc. than it really is

10.disinformation(n.) = false information that is given deliberately, especially by government organizations

11.xenophobia(n.) = a strong feeling of dislike or fear of people from other countries

12.groove(n.) = a long narrow cut in the surface of sth hard; a particular type of musical rhythm

13.infection(n.) = the act or process of causing or getting a disease

14.epidemiologist(n.) = a medical scientist who studies the transmission and control of epidemic diseases

15.contagion(n.) = the spreading of a disease by people touching each other; a disease that can be spread by people touching each other; something bad that spreads quickly by being passed from person to person

16.fascination(n.) = the capacity to attract intense interest

17.stigmatize(v.) = to treat sb in a way that makes them feel that they are very bad or unimportant

18.persist(v.) = to continue to exist; to continue to do sth despite difficulties or opposition

19.reassure(v.) = to say or do sth that makes sb less frightened or worried

20.glare(v.) = to look at sb/sth in an angry way

21.ethnicity(n.) = the fact of belonging to a particular race

22.hypothesized(v.) = to believe especially on uncertain or tentative grounds

23.consumption(n.) = the act of consuming something; the act of using energy, food or materials; the amount used; a serious infectious disease of the lungs

24.genuine(adj.) = not fake or counterfeit

25.quarantine(v.) = place into enforced isolation, as for medical reasons

26.circulate(v.) = cause to move around; cause to become widely known

27.dehumanize(v.) = to make sb lose their human qualities such as kindness,

28.insidious(adj.) = working or spreading in a hidden and usually injurious way

29.apprehension(n.) = worry or fear that sth unpleasant may happen

30.aggravate(v.) = to make an illness or a bad or unpleasant situation worse

31.dynamic(adj.) = always changing and making progress 

32.criminalization(n.) = legislation that makes something illegal

33.demonization(n.) = to represent as diabolically evil

34.disclose(v.) = make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people

35.opportunistic(adj.) = taking immediate advantage, often unethically, of any circumstance of possible benefit

36.attendant(n.) = a person whose job is to serve or help people in a public place

37.discrimination(n.) = unfair treatment of a person or group on the basis of prejudice

38.administration(n.) = the act of governing; the act of meting out justice according to the law

39.notion(n.) = an idea, a belief or an understanding of sth

40.hierarchy(n.) = a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system

41.ostracize(v.) = expel from a community or group

42.cuisine(n.) = a style of cooking; the food served in a restauran

43.controversy(n.) = a contentious speech act

44.disclosure(n.) = the speech act of making something evident

45.carcass(n.) =  the body of a dead animal.

46.superstitious(adj.) = believing in superstitions

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