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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 113

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 113

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bow out
(verb)
Withdraw or retire from an activity or role.
  • Withdraw from
  • Resign from
  • Retire from
  • Step down from
“Many artists are forced to bow out of the profession at a relatively early age”
Acquisitive
(adjective)
Excessively interested in acquiring money or material things.
  • Greedy
  • Hoarding
  • Covetous
  • Avaricious
  • Possessive
“we live in a competitive and acquisitive society”
Persistent
(adjective)
Continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
  • Tenacious
  • Persevering
  • Determined
  • Resolute
“one of the government’s most persistent critics”
Contingent
(adjective)
Subject to chance/ occurring or existing only if (certain circumstances) are the case; dependent on.
  • Chance
  • Accidental
  • Fortuitous
  • Possible
  • Unforeseen
“the contingent nature of the job”
Offspring
(noun)
Product, Result
  • Fruit
  • Get
  • Issue
  • Posterity
A mother of numerous offspring

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reeling
(verb)
Wind something on to a reel by turning the reel.
  • Stagger
  • Lurch
  • Sway
  • Rock
“Sailplanes are often launched by means of a wire reeled in by a winch”
Decisive
(adjective)
Settling an issue; producing a definite result.
  • Deciding
  • Conclusive
  • Determining
  • Final
“The archers played a decisive part in the victory”
Overwhelming
(adjective)
Very great in amount.
  • Very large
  • Profuse
  • Enormous
  • Immense
“His party won overwhelming support”
Indicative
(adjective)
Serving as a sign or indication of something
  • Symptomatic
  • Expressive
  • Suggestive
  • Evocative
“Having recurrent dreams is not necessarily indicative of any psychological problem”
Stark
(adjective)
Severe or bare in appearance or outline
  • Sharply delineated
  • Sharp
  • Sharply defined
“The ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”



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