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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 359

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 359

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hedge (Verb) limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.
  • confine
  • restrict
  • limit
  • hinder
  • obstruct
“She was hedged in by her imperfect education”
Relegate (Verb) assign an inferior rank or position to.
  • downgrade
  • banish
  • exile
  • degrade
“If you don’t want your boss to relegate you to the status of unemployed, you’d better watch what you say on social media”
Succour (Noun) assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • aid
  • assistance
  • support
  • ease
“Even though Holly is painfully shy, she is never hesitant to offer succor to anyone who is in pain”
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”
Peculiar (Adjective) different to what is normal or expected; strange.
  • strange
  • unusual
  • curious
  • abnormal
“My uncle is a peculiar man who wears the same outfit several days a week”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Wane (Verb) have a progressively smaller part of its visible surface illuminated, so that it appears to decrease in size.
  • disappear
  • decrease
  • diminish
“Confidence in the dollar waned”
Squandered (Verb) waste (something, especially money or time) in a reckless and foolish manner.
  • waste
  • misspend
  • misuse
“£100m of taxpayers’ money has been squandered on administering the tax”
Impending (Verb) be about to happen.
  • imminent
  • at hand
  • close
“My impending departure”
Unravelling (Verb) investigate and solve or explain (something complicated or puzzling).
  • solve
  • resolve
  • work out
“They were attempting to unravel the cause of death”
Salvage (Verb) rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.
  • rescue
  • save
  • recover
“An emerald and gold cross was salvaged from the wreck”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Luring (Verb) tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.
  • tempt
  • entice
  • attract
“The child was lured into a car but managed to escape”
Dubious (Adjective) hesitating or doubting.
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
“I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Usurping (Verb) take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
  • seize
  • take over
  • expropriate
“Richard usurped the throne”
Restraint (Noun) unemotional, dispassionate, or moderate behaviour; self-control.
  • self-control
  • self-restraint
  • self-discipline
“He urged the protestors to exercise restraint”
Truncated (Verb) shorten (something) by cutting off the top or the end.
  • shorten
  • cut
  • cut short
“A truncated cone shape”



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