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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 187

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 187

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
1.Decelerating (Verb) reduce or cause to reduce in speed.
  • slow down
  • slow up
  • slow
“the train began to decelerate”
Diminished (Verb) make or become less.
  • decrease
  • decline
  • reduce
“the new law is expected to diminish the government’s chances”
Plunged (Verb) fall suddenly and uncontrollably.
  • rash
  • crash
  • plummet
  • pitch
“a car swerved to avoid a bus and plunged into a ravine”
Slew (Noun) a large number or quantity of something.
  • strengthen
  • barrel
  • basketful
“he asked me a slew of questions”
Debilitating (Verb) make (someone) very weak and infirm.
  • weakening
  • enfeebling
  • enervating
“he was severely debilitated by a stomach upset”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Engendering (Verb) cause or give rise to (a feeling, situation, or condition).
  • cause
  • be the cause of
  • give rise to
“the issue engendered continuing controversy”
Sham (Noun) a thing that is not what it is purported to be.
  • pretence
  • act
  • fake
  • fiction
“our current free health service is a sham
Reprieve (Verb) cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).
  • grant a stay of execution to
“under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”
Espionage (Noun) the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
  • spying
  • undercover
  • work
“the camouflage and secrecy of espionage”
Coerced (Verb) persuade (an unwilling person) to do something by using force or threats.
  • pressurize
  • pressure
  • bring pressure to bear on
“he was coerced into giving evidence”

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