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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 70

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 70

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hostage
(Noun)
a person seized or held as security for the fulfilment of a condition.
  • Captive
  • Prisoner
  • Detainee
  • Internee
“they were held hostage by armed rebels”
Evidently
(Adverb)
in a way that is clearly seen or understood; obviously.
  • Obviously
  • Clearly
  • Plainly
“a work so evidently laden with significance”
Coercion
(Noun)
the action or practice of persuading someone to do something by using force or threats.
  • Force
  • Compulsion
  • Constraint
  • Duress
They used coercion to obtain the confession.
Intensive
(Adjective)
concentrated on a single subject or into a short time; very thorough or vigorous.
  • Thorough
  • In-depth
  • Concentrated
  • Rigorous
“she undertook an intensive Arabic course”
Grossly
(Adverb)
in a very obvious and unacceptable manner; flagrantly.
  • Extremely
  • Excessively
“you have grossly insulted a member of the community”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ramp up
(Noun)
A ramp up is an increase in the amount of products or services a company sells, usually by expansion into new markets or geographic regions.
  • Accrue
  • Accumulate
  • Amass
Pratt faces some significant headwinds on this ramp-up.
Uninspiring
(Adjective)
not producing excitement or interest.
  • Boring
  • Dull
  • Dreary
  • Drab
  • Unexciting
“an uninspiring game that United scarcely deserved to win”
Vigorously
(Adverb)
in a way that involves physical strength, effort, or energy; strenuously.
  • Strenuously
  • With great vigour
  • Strongly
“she shook her head vigorously”
Inevitably
(Adverb)
as is certain to happen; unavoidably.
  • Naturally
  • Automaticall
  • As a matter of course
  • Necessarily
“inevitably some details are already out of date”
Shunning
(Verb)
persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
  • Avoid
  • Evade
  • Eschew
he shunned fashionable society”