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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 179

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 179

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Downbeat (Adjective) pessimistic or gloomy
  • pessimistic
  • gloomy
  • negative
“the assessment of the UK’s economic prospects is downbeat”
Mayhem (Noun) violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
  • chaos
  • disorder
  • confusion
“complete mayhem broke out”
Depreciation (Noun) a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear
  • devaluation
  • devaluing
  • decrease in value
“provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets”
Deferment (Noun) the action or fact of putting something off to a later time; postponement.
  • postponement
  • deferral
  • suspension
“deferment of the decision”
Jibe (Noun) an insulting or mocking remark; a taunt.
  • taunt
  • sneer
  • jeer
  • insult
“a jibe at his old rivals”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Quixotic (Adjective) extremely idealistic; unrealistic and impractical.
  • idealistic
  • unbusinesslike
  • romantic
“a vast and perhaps quixotic project”
Assertion (Noun) a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
  • declaration
  • contention
  • statement
“his assertion that his father had deserted the family”
Conceded (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”
Defied (Verb) openly resist or refuse to obey.
  • disobey
  • refuse to obey
  • go against
“a woman who defies convention”
Premise (Noun) an assertion or proposition which forms the basis for a work or theory.
  • proposition
  • assumption
  • hypothesis
“the fundamental premise of the report”

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