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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 182

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 182

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contingency (Noun) a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
  • eventuality
  • (chance) event
  • incident
“a detailed contract which attempts to provide for all possible contingencies”
Stipulations (Noun) a condition or requirement that is specified or demanded as part of an agreement.
  • condition
  • precondition
  • proviso
  • provision
“they donated their collection of prints with the stipulation that they never be publicly exhibited”
Squirrelling (Verb) hide money or something of value in a safe place.
  • save
  • put aside
  • put by
  • lay by
“the money was squirrelled away in foreign bank accounts”
Prudent (Adjective) acting with or showing care and thought for the future
  • wise
  • well judged
  • judicious
“no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”
Undershooting (Verb) fall short of (a point or target)
  • falling short
“the figure undershot the government’s original estimate”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stasis (Noun) a period or state of inactivity or equilibrium
  • stagnation
  • immobility
  • inaction
“long periods of stasis”
Ascension (Noun) the action of rising to an important position or a higher level.
  • rise
  • rising
  • ascent
  • climb
“his ascension to the presidency”
Turncoats (Noun) a person who deserts one party or cause in order to join an opposing one.
  • traitor
  • renegade
  • defector
“they denounced him as a turncoat”
Utterances (Noun) a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound.
  • remark
  • comment
  • word
“he whispered, as if to lend his utterances an added confidentiality”
Preponderance (Noun) the quality or fact of being greater in number, quantity, or importance.
  • prevalence
  • predominance
  • dominance
“the preponderance of women among older people”

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