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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 135

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 135

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Restraint
(Noun)
Unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control.
  • Self-control
  • Self-restraint
  • Self-discipline
“he urged the protestors to exercise restraint”
Escalating
(Adjective)
Increasing rapidly.
  • Increase rapidly
  • Soar
  • Rocket
  • Shoot up
“The escalating cost of healthcare”
Vibrant
(Adjective)
Full of energy and life.
  • Full of life
  • Full of spirit
  • High-spirited
  • Energetic
“A vibrant cosmopolitan city”
Tactic
(Noun)
An action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.
  • Set of tactics
  • Manoeuvre
  • Course/line of action
“The minority attempted to control the Council by a delaying tactic”
Brink
(Noun)
A point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge.
  • Verge
  • Edge
  • Threshold
  • Point
“The country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enrichment
(Noun)
The action of improving or enhancing the quality or value of something.
  • Ameliorate
  • Amend
  • Better
  • Enhance
“Enrichment of the soil for more plant growth”
Stranglehold
(Noun)
A grip around the neck of another person that can kill by asphyxiation if held for long enough.
  • Throttlehold
  • Powerfulness
  • Chokehold
“In France, supermarkets have less of a stranglehold on food supplies”
Recalibration
(Verb)
Calibrate (something) again or differently.
  • Amend
  • Fix
  • Improve
“The sensors had to be recalibrated”
Strait
(Noun)
A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two other large areas of water.
  • Narrows
  • Inlet
  • Stretch of water
“The economy is in dire straits”
Provocations
(Noun)
Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
  • Goading
  • Prodding
  • Egging on
  • Incitement
“You should remain calm and not respond to provocation”



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