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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 341

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 341

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ebb (Noun) gradually decrease.
  • diminish
  • dwindle
  • wane
“My enthusiasm was ebbing away”
Jolt (Verb) push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
  • push
  • thrust
  • jar
“A surge in the crowd behind him jolted him forwards”
Marauding (Verb) raid and plunder (a place).
  • plunder
  • go looting
  • go pillaging
“Rapacious bluefish marauded the crab pots”
Bereft (Adjective) deprived of or lacking (something).
  • robbed of
  • stripped of
  • denuded of
“Her room was stark and bereft of colour”
Jousts (Noun) engage in a sporting contest in which two opponents on horseback fight with lances.
  • enter the lists
  • tourney
  • tilt
“To joust, a man must have an opponent to ride against”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exert (Verb) apply or bring to bear (a force, influence, or quality).
  • bring to bear
  • apply
  • bring into play
“The moon exerts a force on the Earth”
Ilk (Noun) a type of person or thing similar to one already referred to.
  • type
  • sort
  • class
“The veiled suggestions that reporters of his ilk seem to be so good at”
Complacent (Adjective) showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
  • smug
  • self-satisfied
  • pleased with oneself
“You can’t afford to be complacent about security”
Flee (Verb) run away from a place or situation of danger.
  • run
  • run away
  • run off
“To escape the fighting, his family fled from their village”
Nemesis (Noun) a long-standing rival; an arch-enemy.
  • arch-enemy
  • arch-rival
  • enemy
“Will Harry Potter finally defeat his nemesis, Voldemort?”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unleash (Verb) cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.
  • release
  • liberate
  • extricate
“The result will unleash the raging demands for her resignation”
Resurgent (Adjective) increasing or reviving after a period of little activity, popularity, or occurrence.
  • reborn
  • re-emergence
“Many people were critical of the resurgent militarism in the country”
Stabilise (Verb) make or become unlikely to change, fail, or decline
  • steadying
  • rest
  • calm
  • balance
“With the economy stabilising, receipts should also stabilise soon”
Desperation (Noun) a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour.
  • despair
  • despondency
  • misery
“The feeling of desperation and helplessness was common to most of the refugees”
Ethnic (Noun) a member of an ethnic minority.
  • cultural
  • tribal
  • heathen
“I do believe it is possible for different ethnic groups to live together in harmony”



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