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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 198

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 198

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hesitancy (Noun) the quality or state of being hesitant.
  • uncertainty
  • hesitance
  • hesitation
“Jackson took advantage of some hesitancy in the defence to rifle in a shot”
Brace (Noun) a device fitted to something, in particular a weak or injured part of the body, to give support.
  • caliper
  • support
  • truss
“a neck brace”
Belligerent (Adjective) hostile and aggressive.

  • threatening
  • aggressive
  • hostile
“the mood at the meeting was belligerent”
Erratic (Adjective) not even or regular in pattern or movement; unpredictable.
  • unpredictable
  • inconsistent
  • changeable
“her breathing was erratic”
Battered (Adjective) damaged by age and repeated use.

  • shabby
  • damaged
  • run down
“a pair of battered black boots”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Buttressed (Verb) increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.
  • strengthen
  • reinforce
  • fortify
“authority was buttressed by religious belief”

Painstakingly (Adverb) with great care and thoroughness.

  • carefully
  • meticulously
  • thoroughly
“the property has been painstakingly restored by its current owners”
Allay (Verb) diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).
  • reduce
  • diminish
  • decrease
“the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears”

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”

Excise (Noun) a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licences granted for certain activities.
  • duty
  • tax
  • tariff
  • levy
“the rate of excise duty on spirits”

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