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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 174

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 174

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ambiguity (Noun) the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness
  • ambivalence
  • equivocation
“we can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act”
Deterrence (Noun) the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.
  • prevention
  • discouragement
  • disincentive
“nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression”
Punitive (Adjective) inflicting or intended as punishment.
  • penal
  • disciplinary
  • corrective
“he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Paranoia (Noun) a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically worked into an organized system.
  • persecution complex
  • delusions
“mild paranoia afflicts all prime ministers”
Enigmatic (Adjective) difficult to interpret or understand; mysterious.
  • mysterious
  • puzzling
  • hard to understand
“he took the money with an enigmatic smile”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Regimen (Noun) a prescribed course of medical treatment, diet, or exercise for the promotion or restoration of health.
  • administration
  • authority
  • governance
“a regimen of one or two injections per day”
Efficacy (Noun) the ability to produce a desired or intended result.
  • effectiveness
  • success
  • successfulness
“there is little information on the efficacy of this treatment”
Adherence (Noun) the quality or process of sticking fast to an object or surface.
  • bonding
  • cling
  • sticking
“observing the adherence of the seeds to clothing prompted the development of Velcro”
Potent (Adjective) having great power, influence, or effect
  • powerful
  • strong
  • vigorous
“thrones were potent symbols of authority”
Viable (Adjective) capable of working successfully; feasible.
  • workable
  • feasible
  • practicable
“the proposed investment was economically viable”

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