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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 312

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 312

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Augment (Verb) make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
  • increase
  • make larger
  • make bigger
“he augmented his summer income by painting houses”
Formidable (Adjective) inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
  • intimidating
  • forbidding
  • redoubtable
“a formidable opponent”
Dent (Noun) a reduction in amount or size.
  • reduction
  • depletion
  • deduction
“he has barely made a dent in the poverty rate”
Robust (Adjective) strong and healthy; vigorous.
  • strong
  • vigorous
  • sturdy
“the Caplan family are a robust lot”
Loath (Adjective) reluctant; unwilling.
  • reluctant
  • unwilling
  • disinclined
“I was loath to leave”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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”
Wary (Noun) feeling or showing caution about possible dangers or problems.
  • cautious
  • careful
  • circumspect
“dogs which have been mistreated often remain very wary of strangers”
Galore (Adjective) in abundance.
  • aplenty
  • in abundance
  • in profusion
”there were prizes galore for everything”
Tussle (Noun) a vigorous struggle or scuffle, typically in order to obtain or achieve something.
  • scuffle
  • fight
  • struggle
“there was a tussle for the ball”
Churn (Noun) move or cause to move about vigorously.
  • be turbulent
  • heave
  • boil
“the seas churned”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Cognizant (Adjective) having knowledge or awareness.
  • informed
  • judicious
  • knowledgeable
  • observant
“The writer of this letter was cognizant of them, and had sent it that they might be removed”
Interim (Noun) the intervening time.
  • provisional
  • acting
  • caretaker
“In the interim, the Colonel sent one day to know if he would drill the regiment”
Trammel (Noun) restrictions or impediments to freedom of action.
  • restraint
  • constraint
  • curb
  • check
“Protesters refused to let anyone trammel their first amendment rights and pushed for freedom and equality for all”
Obfuscation (Noun) the action of making something less clear and less easy to understand, especially intentionally
  • bafflement
  • confusion
“She criticized the company’s deliberate obfuscation of its finances”
Extol (Verb) praise enthusiastically.
  • eulogize
  • acclaim
“I got angry when my mother would extol my brother’s accomplishments and ignore all the good things I did”



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