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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 354

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 354

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Faltering (Verb) lose strength or momentum.
  • hesitate
  • delay
  • drag one’s feet
“The music faltered, stopped, and started up again”
Galloping (Verb) progressing in a rapid and seemingly uncontrollable manner.
  • hurry
  • hasten
  • speed
“Galloping inflation”
Floundered (Verb) struggle or stagger clumsily in mud or water.
  • struggle
  • thrash
  • thresh
“He was floundering about in the shallow offshore waters”
Deviant (Adjective) departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour.
  • aberrant
  • deviating
  • divergent
“Deviant behaviour”
Adjourned (Verb) go somewhere for rest or refreshment.
  • withdraw
  • retire
  • retreat
“They adjourned to a local pub”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Presumed (Verb) suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability.
  • assume
  • suppose
  • dare say
“I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building”
Untenable (Adjective) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
  • indefensible
  • undefendable
  • unarguable
“This argument is clearly untenable”
Defection (Noun) the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.
  • desertion
  • absconding
  • decamping
”His defection from the Labour Party”
Perfidy (Noun) the state of being deceitful and untrustworthy.
  • treachery
  • duplicity
  • deceit
“It was an example of his perfidy”
Ingenious (Adjective) clever, original, and inventive.
  • inventive
  • creative
  • imaginative
“He was ingenious enough to overcome the limited budget”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Leeway (Noun) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • freedom
  • scope
“My boss grants me leeway to make my own decisions”
Unprecedented (Adjective) never done or known before.
  • unparalleled
  • unequalled
“Before the storm, there was an unprecedented demand for food supplies that left many stores empty”
Wrangle (Verb) to express different opinions about something often angrily
  • altercate
  • argue
  • bicker
  • brabble
“The case dragged on for months, because the lawyers had to wrangle over every minor detail”
Skirmish (Noun) an episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets.
  • fight
  • battle
  • clash
  • conflict
  • encounter
“Several players got into a skirmish following the first play of the game”
Credulous (Adjective) having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
  • gullible
  • naive
  • impressionable
  • trusting
“When she was younger, my baby sister was incredibly credulous and fell for all my tricks”

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