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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 163

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 163

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Concede (Verb) admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it
  • admit
  • acknowledge
  • accept
  • allow
“I had to concede that I’d overreacted”
Saddle (Verb) burden (someone) with an onerous responsibility or task
  • burden
  • encumber
  • encumber
  • hamper
“he’s saddled with debts of $12 million”
Relentless (Adjective) unceasingly intense.
  • persistent
  • continuing
  • constant
“the relentless heat of the desert”
Rapacity (Noun) aggressive greed.
  • greed
  • avarice
  • rapaciousness
“the rapacity of landowners seeking greater profit from their property”
Garner (Verb) gather or collect (something, especially information or approval).
  • gather
  • collect
  • accumulate
  • amass
“the police struggled to garner sufficient evidence”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Insurgents (Noun) a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
  • rebel
  • revolutionary
  • revolutionist
“an attack by armed insurgents”
Leverage (Noun) the power to influence a person or situation.
  • influence
  • power
  • authority
  • weight
“the right wing had lost much of its political leverage in the Assembly”
Chronic (Adjective) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring
  • persistent
  • long-standing
  • long-term
”the school suffers from chronic overcrowding”
Beleaguered (Verb) put in a very difficult situation.
  • hard-pressed
  • troubled
  • in difficulties
“the board is supporting the beleaguered director”
Resolutely (Adverb) in an admirably purposeful, determined, and unwavering manner.
  • deliberately
  • consciously
  • intentionally
“she resolutely refused to be bullied by those around her”

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