PANEL FAULTS INITIAL RESPONSE BY CHINA, WHO
UK /ˈpæn.əl/ US /ˈpæn.əl/
panel noun (TEAM)
C1 [C, + sing/pl verb]
a small group of people chosen to give advice, make a decision, or publicly discuss their opinions as entertainment:
The competition will be judged by a panel of experts.
UK /fɒlt/ US /fɑːlt/
fault verb (CRITICIZE)
[T] to find a reason to criticize someone or something:
I can't fault the way they dealt with the complaint.
I can't fault you on your logic.
be in its infancy
C2 to be very new and still developing:
The system is still in its infancy.
UK /rɪˈspɒn.sə.bəl/ US /rɪˈspɑːn.sə.bəl/
responsible adjective (BLAME) be responsible for sth/doing sth
B2 to be the person who caused something to happen, especially something bad:
Who is responsible for this terrible mess?
Last month's bad weather was responsible for the crop failure.
pneumonia noun [U] 肺炎
UK /njuːˈməʊ.ni.ə/ US /nuːˈmoʊ.njə/
a serious illness in which one or both lungs become red and swollen and filled with liquid:
People who are bedridden can easily get pneumonia.
convene verb [I or T] formal
UK /kənˈviːn/ US /kənˈviːn/
to bring together a group of people for a meeting, or to meet for a meeting:
The prime minister convened (a meeting of) his cabinet to discuss the matter.
The council will be convening on the morning of the 25th.
(from Cambridge Dictionary)
take aim at somebody/something
to criticize someone or something
Critics took aim at the president.
fall short of something
to be less than the amount or standard that is needed or that you want
This year’s profit will fall short of 13%.
He would sack any of his staff who fell short of his high standards.