by far ad. far and away, much more of a particular quality than anything elsedepict v. show or represent by a drawing, painting, or other art forms
By far the worst-affected state is New York which has seen 365 deaths and reports from hospitals in New York City depict a health system on the brink.
bout n. a short period of intense activity of a specified kind, outbreakwind up v. conclude or finish something
There will be younger people who do unfortunately suffer more severe bouts of the illness, and wind up getting seriously ill.
congregate v. gather into a crowd or masschant v. say or shout repeatedly in a singsong tone
Mr Modi called on Indians to clap the emergency services, but many misunderstood it and congregated in the streets as they danced and chanted.
spook v. frighten; unnerveaccordance n. following or obeying a rule, law, wish
Ensure that your drone does not spook animals or disturb them, and always conduct yourself within accordance of local regulations.
curfew n. a regulation requiring people to remain indoors between specified hours, typically at nightmenace n. a person or thing that is likely to cause harm
Let us all be a part of this curfew, which will add tremendous strength to the fight against Covid-19 menace.
dropout n. a person who has abandoned a course of studyfree fall v. move under the force of gravity only; fall rapidly
The definition of success varies as per the individuals and the societies; it lures some dropouts leave school so young that they free fall in future careers.
draconian a. excessively harsh and severelock down v. confine of prisoners to their cells, typically after an escape or to regain control during a riot
More and more countries are considering draconian measures, whether forcing all international arrivals into quarantine or locking down regions.
shoot up v. increase quickly by a large amountmitigation n. action of reducing the severity, seriousness, or painfulness of something
I don't think it would be as strict as nobody in and out, but if we continue to let cases shoot up, particularly at the community level, there will be what we call mitigation.
perusal n. the action of reading or examining somethingsurfeit n. an excessive amount of something