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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 302

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 302

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Undermine (Verb) erode the base or foundation of (a rock formation)
  • weaken
  • impair
  • subvert
“The scandal threatened to undermine the institution of the Presidency”
Consolidate (Verb) make (something) physically stronger or more solid.
  • merge
  • unite
  • combine
  • strengthen
“The company is planning to consolidate its business activities at a new site in Arizona”
Requisite (Noun) a thing that is necessary for the achievement of a specified end.
  • essential
  • necessary
  • required
  • indispensable
“She lacks the requisite experience for the job”
Acumen (Noun) the ability to make good judgements and take quick decisions.
  • shrewdness
  • sharpness
  • sharp-wittedness
  • cleverness
“He had demonstrated considerable business acumen”
Charisma (Noun) compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others.
  • magnetism
  • charm
  • allure
  • glamour
“He has neither the policies nor the personal charisma to inspire people”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vest (Noun) confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.
  • endow
  • lodge
  • entrust to
“The local planning authorities are vested with powers to regulate land use and development”
Contest (Noun) an event in which people compete for supremacy in a sport or other activity, or in quality.
  • competition
  • dispute
  • challenge
  • fight
“She plans to contest a seat in Congress next year”
Retrograde (Adjective) directed or moving backwards.
  • reverse
  • rearward
  • regressive
  • downhill
“The closure of the factories is seen as a retrograde step”
Embark (Verb) begin (a course of action).
  • start
  • commence
  • launch
“He is about to embark on a new business venture”
Overturn (Verb) abolish, invalidate, or reverse (a previous system, decision, situation, etc.)
  • overthrow
  • upset
  • reverse
“He accused his opponents of wanting to overturn the government”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Omnibus (Noun) a volume containing several books previously published separately.
  • collection
  • anthology
  • comprehensive
  • inclusive
  • complete
“The president’s state of the union speech is usually an omnibus look at the issues that the country is confronting”
Gamut (Noun) the complete range or scope of something.
  • spectrum
  • range
  • scope
  • span
“She experienced the full gamut of human emotions”
Dissent (Noun) hold or express opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • conflict
  • disagree
  • protest
“Voices of dissent began to rise against the bombing”
Interplay (Noun) the way in which two or more things have an effect on each other.
  • interaction
  • engagement
  • interrelationship
“In the interplay between Ruth and Maude, the author demonstrates a fairly steady grasp of the complicated dynamics of a friendship sustained over decades”
Anticipate (Verb) regard as probable; expect or predict.
  • expect
  • predict
  • foresee
  • hope
“This year, we anticipate our expenses to increase by 15%”

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