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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 346

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 346

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rout (Noun) a decisive defeat.
  • crushing defeat
  • overwhelming defeat
  • defeat
“The party lost more than half their seats in the rout”
Teetering (Verb) move or balance unsteadily; sway back and forth.
  • totter
  • walk unsteadily
  • wobble
“She teetered after him in her high-heeled sandals”
Jolt (Noun) push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
  • push
  • thrust
  • jar
“A surge in the crowd behind him jolted him forwards”
Cope (Verb) deal effectively with something difficult.
  • manage
  • survive
  • subsist
“His ability to cope with stress”
Volatile (Noun) liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse.
  • tense
  • strained
  • fraught
“The political situation was becoming more volatile”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Excise (Noun) a tax levied on certain goods and commodities produced or sold within a country and on licences granted for certain activities.
  • duty
  • tax
  • levy
“The rate of excise duty on spirits”
Cherubic (Adjective) having the innocence or plump prettiness of a young child.
  • angelic
  • sweet
  • cute
“A round, cherubic face”
Accentuated (Verb) make more noticeable or prominent.
  • focus attention on
  • draw attention to
  • point up
”His jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”
Imperative (Adjective) of vital importance; crucial.
  • vitally important
  • of vital importance
  • all-important
“Immediate action was imperative”
Crusader (Noun) a person who campaigns vigorously for political, social, or religious change; a campaigner.
  • campaigner
  • fighter
  • battler
“Crusaders for early detection and treatment of mental illnesses”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scramble (Noun) an eager or uncontrolled and undignified struggle with others to obtain or achieve something/a disordered mixture of things.
  • struggle
  • hurry
  • rush
  • race
  • scurry
“When the manager retired, there was a scramble for his job”
Persistent (Adjective) continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
  • firm
  • persevering
  • resolute
  • tenacious
  • determined
“Albert had a persistent headache that lasted for three days”
Elude (Verb) escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.
  • evade
  • avoid
  • escape
“The two men managed to elude the police for six weeks”
Breach (Verb) make a gap in and breakthrough (a wall, barrier, or defence).
  • break
  • violation
  • separation
“We do not have any breach of discipline”
Paucity (Noun) the presence of something in only small or insufficient quantities or amounts.
  • insufficiency
  • dearth
  • scarcity
“There is a paucity of data on the ingredients of many products”

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