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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 298

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 298

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Downturn (Noun) a decline in economic, business, or other activity.
  • decline
  • slump
  • recession
  • drop
“Some economists say a recession is possible in 2022, while others believe an economic downturn may not begin until the following year”
Retaliation (Noun) the action of returning a military attack; counter-attack.
  • revenge
  • vengeance
  • reprisal
“He, in retaliation, has launched against them the most concentrated onslaughts that he has been able to devise”
Slump (Verb) undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount.
  • decline
  • fall
  • drop
“There’s been a slump in the demand for new cars”
Extradite (Verb) hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.
  • deliver
  • deport
  • surrender
“The man was arrested last Wednesday and will be extradited to Utah to face charges alleged in the warrant”
Orchestrate (Verb) arrange or score (music) for orchestral performance.
  • arrange
  • harmonize
  • organize
  • score
“It’s still unclear who was responsible for orchestrating the attack”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Coup (Noun) a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
  • stroke
  • putsch
  • revolution
“Some of the leaders of the coup took their lives rather than face dishonor”
Affiliate (Verb) officially attach or connect (a subsidiary group or a person) to an organization
  • associate
  • ally
  • connect
  • join
  • unite
“Their group does not affiliate itself with any political party”
Tipping point (Noun) the point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.
  • game changer
  • turning point
  • critical moment
“There are two prevailing theories for what might happen past the Amazon’s tipping point”
Counterweight (Noun) a weight that balances another weight.
  • counterpoise
  • counterbalance
“The crane has a heavy counterweight on the back”
Resurgence (Noun) an increase or revival after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
  • revival
  • resurrection
  • renewal
  • rebirth
“There has been some resurgence in economic activity recently”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Spanned (Verb) extend from side to side
  • connect
  • extend
“The stream was spanned by a narrow bridge”
Encapsulated (Verb) express essential features of something, summarize
  • box
  • cover
“It is difficult to encapsulate the story of the revolution in a single hour”
Tenet (Verb) one of the principles on which a belief or theory is based.
  • belief
  • principle
“A major tenet of the women’s movement is that society needs their talents”
Tantamount (Adjective) equivalent in seriousness too, as good as
  • arise
  • exude
“His refusal to answer was tantamount to the admission of guilt”
Verbose (Adjective) expressed in more words than needed, garrulous.
  • bombastic
  • diffuse
“Shashi Tharoor’s writings are often difficult and verbose”



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