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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 124

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 124

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
A subtle difference in or shade of meaning, expression, or sound.
  • Fine distinction
  • Subtle distinction/difference
  • Shade
“He was familiar with the nuances of the local dialect”
A factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that discourages a particular action.
  • Deterrent
  • Discouragement
  • Dissuasion
  • Damper
“Spiralling house prices are beginning to act as a disincentive to development”
Having a curved pointed horny nail on each digit
  • Scratch
  • Lacerate
  • Tear
  • Rake
“A clawed hand grabbed for me”
Trouble or afflict (someone) in mind or body.
  • Trouble
  • Afflict
  • Pain
  • Bedevil
“Exercise is good for whatever ails one”
Bogged down
To be/become so involved in something difficult or complicated that you cannot do anything else
  • Entangled
  • Involved
  • Overwhelmed
Let’s not get bogged down with individual complaints

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Surpass (Verb) Exceed; be greater than.
  • Be better than
  • Be superior to
  • Be greater than
“Pre-war levels of production were surpassed in 1929”
In an unceasingly intense or harsh way.
  • Intense
“Joseph worked relentlessly”
To raise in rank, power, or character
  • Aggrandize
  • Canonize
  • Deify
  • Dignify
His behavior has exalted the power and prestige of his office.
Having no parallel or equal; exceptional.
  • Exceptional
  • Unique
  • Singular
  • Rare
  • Unprecedented
“The sudden rise in unemployment is unparalleled in the post-war period”
Streak (Verb) Cover (a surface) with streaks.
  • Atripe
  • Band
  • Bar
  • Fleck
“Tears streaking her face, Cynthia looked up”

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