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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 139

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 139

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Substantially (adverb) to a great or significant extent.
  • considerably
  • significantly
  • greatly
  • a great deal
“profits grew substantially”
Bedeviling (verb) (of a person) torment or harass.
  • afflict
  • torment
  • beset
  • assail
“he bedevilled them with petty practical jokes”
Emphatic (adjective) expressing something forcibly and clearly.
  • hesitant
  • tentative
“the children were emphatic that they would like to repeat the experience”
Envisage (verb) contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
  • foresee
  • predict
  • forecast
“the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”
Ubiquitous (adjective) present, appearing, or found everywhere.
  • rare
  • scarce
“his ubiquitous influence was felt by all the family”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plethora (noun) a large or excessive amount of something.
  • excess
  • abundance
  • overabundance
“a plethora of committees and subcommittees”
Expedite (verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  • speed up
  • accelerate
  • hurry
  • hasten
“he promised to expedite economic reforms”
Granular (adjective) resembling or consisting of small grains or particles.
  • powder
  • powdered
  • powdery
“a granular database”
Unanimous (adjective) (of an opinion, decision, or vote) held or carried by everyone involved.
  • uniform
  • consistent
  • solid
  • united
“this requires the unanimous approval of all member states”
Hurdle (noun) a problem or difficulty that must be overcome.
  • obstacle
  • difficulty
  • problem
  • barrier
“many would like to emigrate to the United States, but face formidable hurdles”



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