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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 75

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 75

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Anticipate
(Verb)
regard as probable; expect or predict
  • Expect
  • Foresee
  • Predict
“she anticipated scorn on her return to the theatre”
Divergent
(Adjective)
tending to be different or develop in different directions.
  • Differing
  • Varying
  • Different
“divergent interpretations”
Confront
(Verb)
come face to face with (someone) with hostile or argumentative intent
  • Challenge
  • Square up to
  • Oppose
  • Resist
  • Defy
“300 policemen confronted an equal number of union supporters”
Spike
(Noun)
a thin, pointed piece of metal, wood, or another rigid material
  • Prong
  • Barb
  • Point
  • Skewer
“the oil price spike”
Shadow
(Verb)
follow and odserve (someone) closely and secretly.
  • Follow
  • Trail
  • Track
“he had been up all night shadowing a team of poachers”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Faltering
(Adjective)
losing strength or momentum.
  • Speaking hesitantly
his faltering career”
Prudent
(Adjective)
acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
  • Wise
  • Well judged
  • Judicious
“no prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”.
Galvanized
(Verb)
shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
  • Jolt
  • Shock
  • Startle
  • Impel
  • Stir
  • Spur
“the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action”
Dexterity
(Noun)
skill in performing tasks, especially with the hands.
  • Deftness
  • Adeptness
  • Adroitness
  • Agility
  • Nimbleness
“her dexterity with chopsticks”
Incur
(Verb)
become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behaviour or actions.
  • Suffer
  • Sustain
  • Experience
“I will pay any expenses incurred”