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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 138

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 138

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Disparities (noun) a great difference.
  • discrepancy
  • inconsistency
  • imbalance
“economic disparities between different regions of the country”
Stark (adjective) severe or bare in appearance or outline.
  • sharply delineated
  • sharp
  • sharply defined
“the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”
Neonatal (noun) relating to newborn children (or other mammals).
  • babe
  • baby
  • bambino
  • child
  • infant
  • newborn
“special attention is given to mortality in the neonatal period”
Assessed (verb) evaluate or estimate the nature, ability, or quality of.
  • evaluate
  • judge
  • gauge
  • rate
  • estimate
  • appraise
  • form an opinion of
  • abate
  • diminish
  • lessen
“the committee must assess the relative importance of the issues”
sober (adjective) serious, sensible, and solemn.
  • serious
  • sensible
  • solemn
  • thoughtful
“a sober view of life”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Laggards (noun) a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
  • loiterer
  • lingerer
  • dawdler
  • sluggard
“staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards”
Resounding (adjective) unmistakable; emphatic.
  • enormous
  • huge
  • massive
“a resounding smack across the face”
truncated (verb) shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end.
  • shorten
  • cut
  • cut short
“a truncated cone shape”
Reiterated (verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • say again
  • restate
  • retell
“she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”
Consensus (noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
  • like-mindedness
“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”

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