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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 306

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 306

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enthuse (Verb) express eager enjoyment, interest, or approval regarding something.
  • rave
  • be enthusiastic
  • gush
“they both enthused over my new look”
Desperation (Noun) a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour.
  • hopelessness
  • despair
  • distress
“she wrote to him in desperation”
Devouring (Verb) destroy completely.
  • destroy
  • consume
  • engulf
“the hungry flames devoured the old house”
Whittled (Verb) reduce something in size, amount, or extent by a gradual series of steps.
  • erode
  • wear away
  • eat away
“the shortlist of fifteen was whittled down to five”
Liability (Noun) the state of being legally responsible for something.
  • accountability
  • responsibility
  • legal responsibility
“once you contact the card protection scheme your liability for any loss ends”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contingent (Adjective) subject to chance.
  • chance
  • accidental
  • fortuitous
“the contingent nature of the job”
Falter (Verb) lose strength or momentum.
  • hesitate
  • delay
  • drag one’s feet
“the music faltered, stopped, and started up again”
Pruning (Verb) reduce the extent of (something) by removing superfluous or unwanted parts.
  • reduce
  • cut
  • cut back
“the workforce was pruned”
Hog (Verb) take or use most or all of (something) in an unfair or selfish way.
  • monopolize
  • keep to oneself
  • dominate
“he never hogged the limelight”
Attrition (Noun) the process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
  • wearing down
  • wearing away
  • weakening
“the council is trying to wear down the opposition by attrition”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Precedent (Noun) an earlier event or action that is regarded as an example or guide to be considered in subsequent similar circumstances.
  • model
  • example
  • preceding
“The judgment on pension rights has established a precedent”
Apex (Noun) the top or highest part of something, especially one forming a point.
  • peak
  • acme
  • zenith
“He was at the apex of his career”
Resolution (Noun) a firm decision to do or not to do something.
  • resolve
  • decision
  • solution
  • settlement
“We found a resolution to the dispute”
Landmark (Noun) an object or feature of a landscape or town that is easily seen and recognized from a distance, especially one that enables someone to establish their location.
  • milestone
  • breakthrough
  • historic
  • momentous
“The Golden Gate Bridge is a famous landmark in San Francisco”
Insolvency (Noun) The state of being insolvent.
  • bankruptcy
  • poverty
  • failure
“The company is close to insolvency”

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