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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 160

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 160

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reinvigorated (Verb) give new energy or strength to.
  • enliven
  • modernize
  • renew
  • renovate
we are fully committed to reinvigorating the economy of the area
Benumbing (Verb) deprive of physical or emotional feeling.
  • Blunt
  • chill
  • daze
  • cumber
a hoarse shout cut through his benumbed senses
Patronage (Noun) the support given by a patron.
  • sponsorship
  • backing
  • funding
  • financing
  • philanthropy
  • promotion
  • furtherance
the arts could no longer depend on private patronage
Overawed (Verb) impress (someone) so much that they are silent or inhibited..
  • intimidate
  • daunt
  • cow
  • take someone’s breath away
  • awe
  • disconcert
the eleven-year-old was overawed by the atmosphere
Belligerent (Adjective) hostile and aggressive.
  • hostile
  • aggressive
  • threatening
  • antagonistic
  • pugnacious
  • bellicose
the mood at the meeting was belligerent

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exorcise (Verb) rid (a person or place) of a supposed evil spirit.
  • drive out
  • cast out
  • expel
  • frivolous
“a facetious remark”
Piecemeal (adjective) characterized by unsystematic partial measures taken over a period of time.
  • a little at a time
  • piece by piece
  • bit by bit
  • gradually
  • slowly
  • in stages
  • in steps
the village is slowly being killed off by piecemeal development
Assaulted (Verb) make a physical attack on.
  • hit
  • strike
  • physically attack
  • aim blows at
  • slap
  • smack
  • beat
  • thrash
he pleaded guilty to assaulting a police officer
Quell (Verb) put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force
  • put an end to
  • stamp out
  • put a stop to
  • end
  • finish
  • get rid of
  • crush
  • put down
  • check
extra police were called toquell the disturbance
Tainted (Verb) contaminate or pollute (something).
  • contaminate
  • pollute
  • adulterate
  • infect
  • befoul
  • spoil
the air was tainted by fumes from the cars

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