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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 3

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 3

shape Introduction

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

shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Appetising(Adj) Stimulating
one’s appetite.
  • Mouth watering
  • Inviting,
  • Tempting
  • Tasty
  • Succulent
  • Delicious
An appetizing ploughman’s
lunch was served.
Contentious(Adj) Causing or likely to cause an argument;
  • Controversial
  • Disputable
  • Debatable
  • Disputed
  • Contended
The contentious
issue of abortion.
Deficit(Noun) The amount by which something, especially
a sum of money, is too small.
  • Shortfall
  • Deficiency
  • Shortage
  • Undersupply
There was a large,
continuing deficit in the
federal budget
Exploit(Verb) Make full use of and
derive benefit from (a resource).
  • Utilize
  • Make use of
  • Put to use
  • Use
  • Use to
    good advantage
platinum was originally
exploited by the Indians
of Colombia and Ecuador.
Procurement(Noun) The action of obtaining
or procuring something.
  • Acquisition
  • Acquirement
  • Appropriation
  • Attainment
Financial assistance
for the procurement
of legal advice.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Apparently (adverb) As far as one knows or can see
  • Seemingly
  • Evidently
  • It
    seems (that)
  • It would
    seem (that)
child nodded,
content with the promise.
Asymmetry (Noun) Lack of equality or equivalence between
parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.
  • Imbalance
  • Inequality
  • Crookedness
  • Dissymmetry
  • Skewness
There was an asymmetry
between the right and
left ears
Constraint (Noun) A limitation or restriction
  • Restriction
  • Limitation
  • Curb
  • Check
  • Restraint
  • Control
The availability
of water is the main constraint
on food production
Devour(Verb) Quickly and eagerly
  • Absorb
  • Destroy
  • Eat
  • Exhaust
  • Feed on
She spent her evenings
devouring the classics
Inured(Verb) Accustom (someone)
to something,
especially something unpleasant
  • Harden
  • Toughen
  • Season
  • Temper
  • Condition
  • Accustom
These children have been
inured to violence.