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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 196

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 196

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
1. Emulation (Noun) effort to match or surpass a person or achievement, typically by imitation.
  • mitation
  • zealousness
  • following
“their success is inspiring emulation from others”
2. Gamut (Noun) the complete range or scope of something.

  • range
  • span
  • spectrum
“the whole gamut of human emotion”

3. Laudable (Adjective) deserving praise and commendation.
  • admirable
  • praiseworthy
  • commendable
“laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized”
4. Impinging (Verb) have an effect, especially a negative one.
  • affect
  • have an effect on
  • have a bearing on
“several factors impinge on market efficiency”
5. Flurry (Noun) a number of things arriving or happening suddenly and during the same period.

  • deluge
  • flood
  • wave
  • spate
“a flurry of editorials hostile to the government”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
6. Parse (Verb) To resolve into its elements, as a sentence, pointing out the several parts of speech, and their relation to each other by
government or agreement
  • describe
  • explain
  • interpret
In other words, we frequently fail to parse the diversities within Diversity.
7. Hype (Verb) promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its benefits.
  • publicize
  • advertise
  • promote
“an industry quick to hype its products”
8. Resuscitate (Verb) make (something) active or vigorous again.
  • restore
  • resurrect
  • revive
“measures to resuscitate the ailing economy”
9.Flailing (Verb) wave or swing wildly.
  • wave
  • swing
  • thrash
  • about
“his arms flailed as he sought to maintain his balance”
10. Dent (Noun) a reduction in amount or size.
  • reduction
  • depletion
  • deduction
“he has barely made a dent in the poverty rate”

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