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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 120

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 120

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Divide into two branches or forks.
  • Divarication
  • Divergence
  • Divergency
  • Separation
“just below Cairo the river bifurcates”
Of an impressive size, extent, or amount.
  • Exceedingly
  • Extremely
  • Very
  • Really
  • Thoroughly
“A thumping 64 per cent majority”
Hurl or launch (something) with or as if with a catapult.
  • Propel
  • Launch
  • Hurl
  • Hurtle
“The explosion catapulted the car 30 yards along the road”
Stay in a place longer than necessary because of a reluctance to leave.
  • Wait around
  • Stay
  • Remain
“She lingered in the yard, enjoying the warm sunshine”
Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • Aggravate
  • Make worse
  • Worsen
  • Inflame
“The exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
give an incentive or encouragement to (someone).
  • Stimulus
  • Incentive
  • Encouragement
  • Stimulant
“Her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”
Impressive and imposing in appearance or style, especially pretentiously so.
  • Magnificent
  • Impressive
  • Grand
  • Imposing
“The court’s grandiose facade”
The action of diversifying something or the fact of becoming more diverse.
  • Diversity
  • Assortment
“Growers should start planning diversification of crops”
Use borrowed capital for (an investment), expecting the profits made to be greater than the interest payable.
  • Grip
  • Purchase
  • Grasp
“My spade hit something solid that wouldn’t respond to leverage”
Generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.
  • Bountifulness
  • Beneficence
  • Benefaction
  • Altruism
“Presumably public money is not dispensed with such largesse to anyone else”

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