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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 67

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 67

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Gimmick
(Noun)
a trick or device intended to attract attention, publicity, or trade.
  • Publicity device
  • Stunt
  • Contrivance
“it is not so much a programme to improve services as a gimmick to gain votes”
Shore up
(Verb)
to support (something) or keep (something) from falling by placing something under or against it
  • Bear
  • Bolster
  • Brace
  • Buttress
They shored up the roof
Spur
(Verb)
a factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that discourages a particular action.
  • Deterrent
  • Discouragement
  • Dissuasion
“spiralling house prices are beginning to act as a disincentive to development”
Disincentives
(Noun)
a factor, especially a financial disadvantage, that discourages a particular action.
  • Deterrent
  • Discouragement
  • Dissuasion
spiralling house prices are beginning to act as a disincentive to development”
Inherent
(Adjective)
existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
  • Intrinsic
  • Innate
  • Immanent
  • Built-in
“any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ameliorate
(Verb)
make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
  • Improve
  • Make better
  • Better
the reform did much to ameliorate living standards”
Agrarian
(Adjective)
relating to cultivated land or the cultivation of land.
  • Agricultural
  • Rural
  • Countryside
“Brazil is rapidly diversifying its agrarian economy”
Fillip
(Noun)
something which acts as a stimulus or boost to an activity.
  • Stimulus
  • Stimulation
  • Stimulant
  • Boost
the halving of car tax would provide a fillip to sales”
Dole
(Noun)
benefit paid by the state to the unemployed.
  • Unemployment benefit
  • State benefit
“I was on the dole for three years”
Prudent
(Adjective)
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
  • Wise
  • Well judged
  • Judicious
  • Sagacious
“no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”