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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 290

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 290

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Salubrious (Adjective) favorable to or promoting health or well-being
  • medicinal
  • tonic
Emergent public health and sanitary experts actively sought the most salubrious and efficient means of refuse disposal.
Incandescent (Adjective) white, glowing, or luminous with intense heat
  • bright
  • illuminating
The mountain’s snow-white peak was incandescent against the blue sky.
Accretive (Adjective) produced by or growing by a series of additions of identical or similar things
  • cummulative
  • additive
A lower price should also make deal earnings accretive sooner than the current 2013 – 2014 time frame.
Echelon (Noun) a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
  • status
  • rank
  • grade
  • stratum
The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.
Hurl (Verb) throw or impel (someone or something) with great force.
  • fling
  • cast
  • project
  • propel
Pitchers will hurl the baseball at the catchers in a baseball game which will usually get clocked at a 100 miles per hour.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Woo (Verb) seek the favor, support, or custom of.
  • chase
  • pursue
  • ingratiate
Political parties have roped in Bollywood stars only to woo the young.
Fetter (Verb) confine or restrict (someone).
  • restrict
  • restrain
  • constrain
  • confine
  • limit
It could fetter the independence of the judiciary.
Hone (Verb) to make sharp or sharper
  • edge
  • grind
  • sharpen
  • stone
honed the knifeʼs blade to razor-like sharpness
Artifice (Noun) clever or cunning devices or expedients, especially as used to trick or deceive others.
  • deceit
  • deception
  • guile
  • trickery
When the con artist tried to fool the old man with his artifice, he found himself in front of the man’s loaded shotgun.
Arbitrary (Adjective) based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
  • capricious
  • whimsical
  • random
  • chance
  • erratic
In spite of the cold weather, we made an arbitrary trip to the beach.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inflow (Noun) the movement of money or assets into a business, an economy, an industry, etc.
  • incursion
  • inpouring
The booming economy has attracted an inflow of funds from both domestic and foreign investors.
Slacken (Verb) make or become slack.
  • loosen
  • relax
It is now important for the central bank to ensure that the discipline in the system does not slacken.
Uptick (Noun) an increase in something
  • growth
  • rise
Even after yesterday’s uptick, the shares remain more than 40% below their peak a year ago.
Entwined (Adjective) Closely connected or unable to be separated.
  • Tangled
  • Matted
  • Intertwined
  • Knotted
Our views of leadership are entwined with ideas of heroism.
Volatility (Noun) The quality or state of being likely to change suddenly.
  • Changeability
  • Precariousness
  • Unpredictability
  • Capriciousness
The government’s policies have only contributed to the volatility of the region



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