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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 307

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 307

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Eroding (Verb) gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
  • wear away/down
  • abrade
  • scrape away
“this humiliation has eroded what confidence Jean has”
Spur (Noun) a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
  • stimulus
  • incentive
  • encouragement
“wars act as a spur to practical invention”
Succour (Noun) assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • aid
  • help
  • a helping hand
“the wounded had little chance of succour”
Imperative (Adjective) of vital importance; crucial.
  • vitally important
  • of vital importance
  • all-important
“immediate action was imperative”
Allocation (Noun) the action or process of allocating or sharing out something.
  • allotment
  • assignment
  • issuing
“more efficient allocation of resources”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Repercussions (Noun) an unintended consequence of an event or action, especially an unwelcome one.
  • consequence
  • result
  • effect
“the move would have grave repercussions for the entire region”
Acquisition (Noun) an asset or object bought or obtained, typically by a library or museum.
  • purchase
  • accession
  • addition
“the legacy will be used for new acquisitions”
Gestation (Noun) the development of something over a period of time.
  • development
  • origination
  • drafting
“a thorough and painstaking work which was a long time in gestation”
Implicit (Adjective) suggested though not directly expressed.
  • implied
  • indirect
  • inferred
“comments seen as implicit criticism of the policies”
Customary (Adjective) according to the customs or usual practices associated with a particular society, place, or set of circumstances.
  • usual
  • traditional
  • normal
“it is customary to mark an occasion like this with a toast”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Concede (Verb) admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • admit
  • allow
  • acknowledge
“The organisers of the demonstration conceded that they hadn’t sought permission for it”
Loom (Noun) appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening
  • menace
  • emerge
  • stand out
“We should flag those problems that could loom ahead”
Desperate (Adjective) feeling or showing a hopeless sense that a situation is so bad as to be impossible to deal with.
  • hopeless
  • despairing
  • forlorn
  • wretched
“They made one last desperate attempt to fight their way out”
Backdrop (Noun) a painted cloth hung at the back of a theatre stage as part of the scenery.
  • background
  • setting
  • scenery
  • context
“The mountains provided a perfect backdrop for the wedding photos”
Whittle (Verb) carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
  • carve
  • cut
  • decrease
  • diminish
  • reduce
“We need to whittle down the list of guests for the party”



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