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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 201

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 201

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enthused (Verb) express eager enjoyment, interest, or approval regarding something.
  • rave
  • be enthusiastic
  • gush
  • wax lyrical
“they both enthused over my new look”
Gusto (Noun) enjoyment and enthusiasm in doing something.
  • enthusiasm
  • relish
  • appetite
“Hawkins tucked into his breakfast with gusto”
Ebb (Verb) gradually decrease.
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • wane
“my enthusiasm was ebbing away”
Onus (Noun) something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
  • burden
  • responsibility
  • liability
”the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss”
Bounty (Noun) something given or occurring in generous amounts.

  • recompense
  • remuneration
  • commission
“bounties were paid to colonial producers of indigo dye”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Embark (Noun) begin (a course of action).
  • begin
  • start
  • commence
  • undertake
“she embarked on a new career”
Depressant (Noun) reducing functional or nervous activity.
  • sedative
  • tranquillizer
  • calmative
“a depressant drug”
Accentuated (Verb) make more noticeable or prominent.
  • focus attention on
  • bring/call/draw attention to
”his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”
Fillip (Noun) something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
  • stimulus
  • stimulation
  • stimulant
“the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”

Crimp (Verb) compress (something) into small folds or ridges.
  • flute
  • pleat
  • ruffle
“she crimped the edge of the pie”

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