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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 66

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 66

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enact
(verb)
make (a bill or other proposal) law/put into practice (an idea or suggestion).
  • Execute
  • Depic
“the pressure group’s aim was to see the proposals enacted”
Underlie
(verb)
(especially of a layer of rock or soil) lie or be situated under (something)/ be the cause or basis of (something).
  • Basic
  • Elemental
  • Hidden
“limestone underlies much of the site”
Incur
(verb)
become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behavior or actions.
  • Acquire
  • Arouse
  • Earn
“I will pay any expenses incurred”
precision
(noun)
the quality, condition, or fact of being exact and accurate.
  • Exactness
  • Exactitude
  • Accuracy
“the deal was planned and executed with military precision”
Bode
(verb)
be a portent of a particular outcome.
  • Augur
  • Presage
  • Portend
  • Foretell
“their argument did not bode well for the future”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Lopsided
(adjective)
with one side lower or smaller than the other.
  • Asymmetrical
  • Unsymmetrical
  • Uneven
“a lopsided grin”
Incumbents
(noun)
the holder of an office or post.
  • Holder
  • Bearer
  • Occupant
“the present incumbent will soon be retiring”
Deter
(verb)
discourage (someone) from doing something by instilling doubt or fear of the consequences
  • Put off
  • Discourage
  • Dissuade
“only a health problem would deter him from seeking re-election”
Diligently
(adverb)
in a way that shows care and conscientiousness in one’s work or duties.
  • Assiduous
  • Attentive
  • Careful
“he spends his nights diligently working on his dissertation”
Predicament
(noun)
a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation.
  • Difficult situation
  • Awkward situation
  • Mess
“the club’s financial predicament”