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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 260

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 260

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Depleting (Verb) use up the supply or resources of.
  • exhaust
  • use up
  • consume
“reservoirs have been depleted by years of drought”
Strained (Adjective) showing signs of nervous tension or tiredness.
  • drawn
  • careworn
  • worn
“Jean’s pale, strained face”
Reiterates (Verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • say again
  • restate
“she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”
Inevitable (Adjective) certain to happen; unavoidable.
  • unavoidable
  • inescapable
  • bound to happen
“war was inevitable”
Grievous (Adjective) very severe or serious.
  • serious
  • severe
  • grave
“his death was a grievous blow”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Staggering (Adjective) walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
  • lurch
  • walk unsteadily
  • reel
“he staggered to his feet, swaying a little”
Surpassed (Verb) exceed; be greater than.
  • excel
  • be better than
  • be superior to
“pre-war levels of production were surpassed in 1929”
Surveillance (Noun) close observation, especially of a suspected spy or criminal.
  • observation
  • scrutiny
  • watch
“he found himself put under surveillance by British military intelligence”
Grim (Adjective) very serious or gloomy.
  • stern
  • forbidding
  • uninviting
“his grim expression”
Dogmas (Noun) a principle or set of principles laid down by an authority as incontrovertibly true.
  • teaching
  • belief
  • conviction
“the dogmas of faith”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Relinquishing(verb) voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up
  • renounce
  • give up
Britain was pulling out and relinquishing responsibility there within thirty days.
Atremble(adjective) trembling.
  • shaking
  • quavery
She stood all atremble, breathing in the monster’s sharp scent.
Fusillades(noun) a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.
  • salvo
  • volley
Black holes of varying sizes take the rap for fusillades of radiation and plasma that astronomers observe all over the cosmos.
Bugles(noun) a brass instrument like a small trumpet, typically without valves or keys and used for military signals.
  • Clarion
  • cornet
We consider it a great honour for all members of the band and bugles.
Flair(noun) a special or instinctive aptitude or the ability for doing something well.
  • aptitude
  • talent
In business circles he is noted for his flair and clarity of vision.

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