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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 64

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 64

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contender
(noun)
a person or group competing with others to achieve something.
  • Applicant
  • Applier
  • Aspirant
  • Campaigner
  • Candidate
  • Expectant
“a presidential contender”
Ballast
(verb)
give stability to (a ship) by putting a heavy substance in its bilge.
  • Equilibrium
  • Balance
  • Brace
  • Bracket
“the vessel has been ballasted to give the necessary floating stability”
Vis-à-vis
(preposition)
In relation to; with regard to.
  • As regards
  • With regard to
  • In regard to
  • With respect to
“many agencies now have a unit to deal with women’s needs vis-à-vis employment”
Doomed
(adjective)
likely to have an unfortunate and inescapable outcome; ill-fated.
  • Ill-fated
  • Wrecked
  • Bedeviled
“the moving story of their doomed love affair”
Churn
(noun)
a machine for making butter by shaking milk or cream.
  • Stir
  • Agitate
“the fresh creamy milk sat in a churn in the kitchen”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Woo
(verb)
seek the favour, support, or custom of
  • Seek the support of
  • Seek the favour of
  • Try to win
“the party wooed voters with promises of electoral reform”
Virulence
(noun)
the severity or harmfulness of a disease or poison
  • Acidity
  • Acidness
  • Acridity
“the proportion of birds which die depends on the virulence of the virus”
Formidable
(adjective)
inspiring fear or respect through being impressively large, powerful, intense, or capable.
  • Intimidating
  • Forbidding
  • Redoubtable
“a formidable opponent”
Foe
(noun)
an enemy or opponent.
  • Enemy
  • Adversary
  • Opponent
  • Rival
“his work was praised by friends and foes alike”
Endemic
(adjective)
(of a disease or condition) regularly found among particular people or in a certain area.
  • Aboriginal
  • Autochthonous
  • Born
  • Domestic
  • Indigenous
  • Native
“complacency is endemic in industry today”.