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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 134

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 134

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Make or become much greater, more intense, or more numerous.
  • Accentuate
  • Amp (up)
  • Amplify
  • Beef (up)
“We will redouble our efforts to reform agricultural policy”
The state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something good, will happen.
  • Anticipation
  • Expectation
  • Eagerness
  • Hope
  • Hopefulness
“They waited with an air of expectancy”
Financially rewarding; lucrative.
  • Financially rewarding
  • Financially worthwhile
  • Moneymaking
“Highly remunerative activities”
(especially of a pipe or container, or bodily part such as an organ or membrane) break or burst suddenly.
  • Sever
  • Break
  • Cut off
  • Break off
“If the main artery ruptures he could die”
Control and make use of (natural resources), especially to produce energy.
  • Hitch up,
  • Put something in harness
“Attempts to harness solar energy”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.
  • Bring/call/draw attention to
  • Focus attention on
  • Highlight
“they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”
Think, speak, or write at length about (a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction).
  • Linger over
  • Mull over
  • Muse on
  • Brood about
  • Brood over
“I’ve got better things to do than dwell on the past”
The quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
  • Ambivalence
  • Equivocation
“We can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act”
Intense and passionate feeling.
  • Passion
  • Ardour
  • Intensity
  • Zeal
  • Vehemence
“He talked with all the fervour of a new convert”
Not allowing fluid to pass through.
  • Impermeable
  • Impenetrable
  • Impregnable
  • Waterproof
“An impervious layer of basaltic clay”

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