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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 210

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 210

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Afloat (Adjective) out of debt or difficulty.
  • drifting
  • buoyant
  • adrift
“professional management will be needed to keep firms afloat”
Affluent (Adjective) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
  • wealthy
  • rich
  • prosperous
  • opulent
“the affluent societies of the western world”
Adaptation (Noun) the action or process of adapting or being adapted.
  • converting
  • conversion
  • alteration
“the adaptation of teaching strategy to meet students’ needs”
Consensus (Noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”
Sapping (Verb) gradually weaken or destroy (a person’s strength or power).
  • erode
  • wear away
  • wear down
“our energy is being sapped by bureaucrats and politicians”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Nullifying (Verb) make legally null and void; invalidate.
  • annul
  • declare null and void
“judges were unwilling to nullify government decisions”
Clamour (Noun) a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
  • din
  • racket
  • uproar
  • loud noise
“the questions rose to a clamour”
Rigour (Noun) the quality of being extremely thorough and careful.
  • meticulousness
  • thoroughness
  • carefulness
”his analysis is lacking in rigour”
Spurred (Verb) give an incentive or encouragement to (someone).
  • stimulate
  • give the incentive to
“her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”
Assails (Verb) make a concerted or violent attack on.
  • attack
  • assault
  • make an assault on
“the Scots army assailed Edward’s army from the rear”

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