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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 60

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 60

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stark
(Adjective)
Unpleasantly or sharply clear
  • Blunt
  • Bald
  • Bare
  • Simple
The sixth edition of the Global Environment Outlook from the UN Environment Programme has come as another stark warning.
Mortality
(Noun)
The state of being subject to death.
  • Impermanence
  • Temporality
  • Transience
This causes ill-health and premature mortality, and affects the quality of life, particularly for those unable to insulate themselves from these effects.
Curb
(Verb)
Restrain or keep in check.
  • Restrain
  • Repress
  • Suppress
That would mean curbing the use of fossil fuels and toxic chemicals across the spectrum of economic activity
Consensus
(Noun)
A general agreement.
  • Agreement
  • Harmony
  • Concord
Aggressive monitoring of air quality in cities through scaled-up facilities would bring about a consensus on cutting emissions of greenhouse gases.
Impetus
(Noun)
The force or energy with which a body moves
  • Momentum
  • Propulsion
  • Impulsion
Hit the booster coil before the flywheel loses all its impetus

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imperative
(Adjective)
of vital importance; crucial.
  • Indispensable
  • Exigent
  • Pressing
  • Urgent
In the case of water, the imperative is to stop the contamination of surface supplies by chemicals, sewage and municipal waste.
Augment
(Verb)
Make (something) greater by adding to it; increase
  • Increase
  • Enlarge
  • Expand
  • Extend
Water protection gets low priority, and State governments show no urgency in augmenting rainwater harvesting.
Perspective
(Noun)
A view or prospect.
  • View
  • Vista
  • Panorama
  • Prospect
With the catastrophic consequences of a hard BREXIT option thus foreclosed, from Britain’s perspective at least.
Respite
(Noun)
A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
  • Rest
  • Break
  • Breathing Space
The weekend provided a nice respite from the pressures of her job.
Delusion
(Noun)
A conception or image created by the imagination and having no objective reality
  • Misconception
  • Misunderstanding
  • Mistake
Developments this week have dealt a huge blow to hardline eurosceptics in the U.K., whose narrow nationalist delusions have made them impervious to the economic cost of disengagement.