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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 104

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 104

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A Newspaper is a printed or online publication that provides readers with news and articles i.e. the current affairs of a country and the world. Current Affairs play a prominent role in several government related recruitment exams in India. To better understand the current state of affairs, a candidate should acquire rich vocabulary primarily used by editors and publications of newspaper articles and editorials. SPLessons has made an effort to provide a comprehensive list of commonly used words in newspaper articles and editorials. Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 104 provides the readers with a collection of useful vocabulary for newspapers.


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inadequacy
(Noun)
The state or quality of being inadequate; lack of the quantity or quality required
  • Insufficiency
  • Deficiency
  • Scantness
  • Scarcity
The inadequacy of available resources
Contradict
(Verb)
Deny the truth of (a statement) by asserting the opposite
  • Deny
  • Refute
  • Rebut
  • Dispute
  • Counter
The survey appears to contradict the industry’s claims
Envisage
(Verb)
Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event
  • Foresee
  • Predict
  • Forecast
  • Foretell
It was envisaged that such hospitals would be opened in all the principal towns
Adverse
(Adjective)
Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable
  • unfavourable
  • Disadvantageous
  • Inauspicious
  • Unpropitious
  • Unfortunate
Taxes are having an adverse effect on production
Curtail
(Verb)
Reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on
  • Reduce
  • Cut
  • Cut down
  • Cut back
Civil liberties were further curtailed

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rhetoric
(Noun)
The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques
  • Oratory
  • Eloquence
  • Power of speech
  • Command of language
He is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole
Unravel
(Verb)
Undo (twisted, knitted, or woven threads)
  • Untangle
  • Disentangle
  • Straighten out
  • Separate out
  • Unsnarl
  • Unknot
He cut the rope and started to unravel its strands
Circumvent
(Verb)
Find a way around (an obstacle)
  • Avoid
  • Get round
  • Find a way round
  • Evade
If you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it
Exacerbate
(Verb)
Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse
  • Aggravate
  • Make worse
  • Worsen
  • Inflame
  • Compound
The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem
Precedent
(Noun)
An earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances
  • Model
  • Exemplar
  • Example
  • Pattern
There are substantial precedents for using interactive media in training


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