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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 105

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 105

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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 105 provides the readers with a collection of useful vocabulary for newspapers.


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vitiate
(Verb)
Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of
  • Cheapen
  • Corrupt
  • Debase
  • Debauch
Development programmes have been vitiated by the rise in population
Ferocity
(Noun)
The state or quality of being ferocious
  • Savagery
  • Brutality
  • Brutishness
  • Barbarity
  • Fierceness
  • Violence
The ferocity of the storm caught them by surprise
Adversary
(Adjective)
One’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute
  • Opponent
  • Rival
  • Enemy
  • Foe
Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals
Unprecedented
(Adjective)
Never done or known before
  • Unparalleled
  • Unequalled
  • Unmatched
  • Unrivalled
The government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence
Ecstasy
(Noun)
An overwhelming feeling of great happiness or joyful excitement
  • Rapture
  • Bliss
  • Elation
  • Euphoria
There was a look of ecstasy on his face

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reckon
(Verb)
Be of the opinion
  • Believe
  • Think
  • Be of the opinion
  • Be of the view
He reckons that the army should pull out entirely
Astute
(Adjective)
Having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage
  • Shrewd
  • Sharp
  • Sharp-witted
  • Razor-sharp
  • Acute
An astute businessman
Controversy
(Noun)
Prolonged public disagreement or heated discussion
  • Disagreement
  • Dispute
  • Argument
  • Debate
The design of the building has caused controversy
Devastating
(Adjective)
Highly destructive or damaging
  • Destructive
  • Ruinous
  • Disastrous
  • Catastrophic
  • Calamitous
  • Cataclysmic
A devastating cyclone
Exertion
(Noun)
Physical or mental effort
  • Effort
  • Strain
  • Struggle
  • Toil
She was panting with the exertion


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