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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 152

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 152

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rendezvous (Noun) a meeting at an agreed time and place.
  • meeting
  • appointment
  • engagement
“Edward turned up late for their rendezvous”
Damper (Noun) a person or thing that has a subduing or inhibiting effect
  • curb
  • check
  • restraint
  • restriction
  • limit
  • limitation
“this will be a damper on the liberal agenda for the next couple of years”
Plunged (Verb) jump or dive quickly and energetically
  • jump
  • dive
  • hurl
  • oneself

throw oneself

“our little daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea”
Leeway (Noun) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • freedom
  • scope
  • room to manoeuvre
  • latitude
“the government had greater leeway to introduce reforms”
Wilt (Verb) lose energy, vigour, or confidence.
  • languish
  • flag
  • lose energy
  • become listless
“Lady Beresford was beginning to wilt as she greeted the long line of guests”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Magnitude (Noun) great importance
  • importance
  • import
  • significance
  • weight
  • moment
“events of tragic magnitude”
Cumulative (Adjective) increasing or increased in quantity, degree, or force by successive additions.
  • increasing
  • accumulative
  • accumulating
  • growing
“the cumulative effect of two years of drought”
Gladiatorial (Adjective) intense, ruthless, and hard-fought.
  • aggressive
  • agonistic
  • argumentative
  • assaultive
”they played gruelling, gladiatorial tennis”
Resuscitate (Noun) revive (someone) from unconsciousness or apparent death.
  • bring round
  • revive
  • bring back
  • bring (back) to life
“an ambulance crew tried to resuscitate him”
Agog (Adjective) very eager or curious to hear or see something.
  • eager
  • excited
  • impatient
  • in suspense
“I’m all agog”



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