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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 332

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 332

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Locus (Noun) a particular position or place where something occurs or is situated
  • arrangement
  • location
  • condition
  • circumstances
“The locus of these intersections is the quadratrix”
Cliche (Noun) a trite or obvious remark
  • trite
  • platitude
“My wedding day – and I know it’s a cliche – was just the happiest day of my life”
Protrated (Adjective) lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • prolonged
  • extended
“In the Senate there was a protracted struggle”
Trailblazing (Adjective) introducing new ideas or methods; innovative or pioneering.
  • innovative
  • radical
“He could drum up the support of the municipal council for the trailblazing idea”
Harp (Verb) talk or write persistently and tediously on (a particular topic).
  • dwell
  • reiterate
  • repeat
“Harp at him for a while”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Placate (Verb) make (someone) less angry or hostile.
  • appease
  • assuage
  • conciliate
  • pacify
“The police officer tried to placate the two scared drivers at the scene of the accident”
Wither (Verb) fall into decay or decline
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • shrink
  • lessen
  • fade
“Words to express her feelings seemed to wither and die inside her”
Concision (Noun) the quality of being short and clear, and expressing what needs to be said without unnecessary words
  • brevity
  • curtness
“The author is not known for brevity or conciseness”
Humdinger (Noun) a remarkable or outstanding person or thing of its kind.
  • ace
  • champion
“The last storm was a real humdinger”
Stalemate (Noun) a position counting as a draw, in which a player is not in check but cannot move except into check
  • delay
  • standoff
“The new agreement could break the stalemate”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rippled (Noun) a small wave or series of waves on the surface of the water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it.
  • wavelet
  • wave
  • undulation
“A ripple of cold energy floated through her head and made her shiver”
Logjam (Noun) something that blocks the ability to do other things.
  • deadlock
  • lag
  • quagmire
  • stagnation
“We have a lot of hope that we can use this bill to break the logjam and move forward on Social Security”
Elation (Noun) a state of extreme happiness or excitement.
  • happiness
  • exhilaration
  • joy
  • joyousness
“Their elation on our victory in Kargil was boundless”
Inexorable (Adjective) impossible to stop or prevent.
  • relentless
  • unstoppable
  • unavoidable
  • inescapable
“The inexorable truth is that Shelley is going to die within six months because she has cancer”
Suffice (Verb) be enough or adequate.
  • serve
“Since I only have thirty dollars, this amount must suffice for my weekly food purchases”

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