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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 153

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 153

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Falter (Verb) lose strength or momentum
  • hesitate
  • delay
  • drag one’s
  • feet
  • stall
  • think twice
“the music faltered, stopped, and started up again”
Reminiscent (Adjective) absorbed in or suggesting absorption in memories.
  • evocative
  • suggestive
  • redolent
  • remindful
“her expression was wistful and reminiscent”
Pulsating (Verb) be very exciting.
  • jumping
  • bounding
  • hurdling
  • irregular
“victory in a pulsating semi-final”
Demeanour (Noun) outward behaviour or bearing.
  • manner
  • air
  • attitude
  • appearance
  • look
“his happy demeanour”
Detract (Noun) diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement).
  • belittle
  • take away from
  • diminish
  • reduce
“these quibbles in no way detract from her achievement”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vanquished (Verb) defeat thoroughly.
  • conquer
  • defeat (utterly)
  • beat (hollow)
  • trounce
“he successfully vanquished his rival”
Testament (Noun) something that serves as a sign or evidence of a specified fact, event, or quality.
  • testimony
  • witness
  • evidence
“growing attendance figures are a testament to the event’s popularity”
Flinch (Verb make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise
  • wince
  • start
  • shy (away)
  • recoil
”she flinched at the acidity in his voice”
Formidable (Adjective) inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
  • intimidating
  • forbidding
  • redoubtable
  • daunting
“a formidable opponent”
Meltdown (Noun) a disastrous collapse or breakdown.
  • bad thing
  • slump
  • cataclysm
  • crisis
“the global financial system suffered a major meltdown”

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