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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 194

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 194

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
1. Sacking (Verb) dismiss from employment.
  • dismiss
  • give someone their notice
  • throw out
“any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot”
2. Inflicted (Verb) impose something unwelcome on.

  • to blame,
  • impose
  • force
  • press
  • thrust
“she is wrong to inflict her beliefs on everyone else”
3. Scuttled (Verb) run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps.
  • scamper
  • scurry
  • scramble
“a mouse scuttled across the floor”
4. Helm (Noun) a position of leadership.
  • in charge
  • in command
  • in control
“the chairman is to step down after four years at the helm”
5. Folly (Noun) a foolish act, idea, or practice.

  • foolishness
  • foolhardiness
  • stupidity
“the follies of youth”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
6. Futile (Noun) incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
  • fruitless
  • vain
  • pointless
“a futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage”

7. 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”
8. Stringent (Adjective) (of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • strict
  • firm
  • rigid
”stringent guidelines on air pollution”
9. Litigation (Noun) the process of taking legal action.
  • legal proceeding(s)
  • legal action
  • lawsuit
“the company wishes to avoid litigation”

10. Ambit (Noun) the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
  • scope
  • extent
  • bounds
  • confines
“a full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book”

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