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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 78

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 78

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Gauntlet
(Noun)
a severe trial / a glove worn with medieval armor to protect the hand / a dress glove extending above the wrist
  • Challenge
ran the gauntlet of criticism and censure
Fiery
(Adjective)
consisting of fire or burning strongly and brightly.
  • Burning
  • Blazing
  • Flaming
“the sun was a fiery ball low on the hills”
Rhetoric
(Noun)
the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
  • Oratory
  • Eloquence
  • Power of speech
“he is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole”
Triumvirate
(Noun)
a group or association of three
  • Threesome
  • Triad
  • Trifecta
  • Trinity
  • Trio
  • Triple
In this emergent situation in the State, the rally must have brought some reassurance to the triumvirate of Akhilesh Yadav
Unambiguous
(Adjective)
a group or association of three
  • Definite
  • Definitive
  • Explicit
  • Express
“instructions should be unambiguous”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Deference
(Noun)
polite submission and respect
  • Respect
  • Respectfulness
“he addressed her with the deference due to age”
Coherence
(Noun)
the quality of being logical and consistent.
  • Consistency
  • Logicality
  • Good sense
“this raises further questions on the coherence of state policy”
Inheritor
(Noun)
a person who inherits something; an heir.
  • Heir
  • Heiress
  • Legatee
  • Recipient
“we are the inheritors of these cultural traditions”
Rump
(Noun)
a small or unimportant remnant of something originally larger.
  • Remainder
  • Remaining part/number
“once the profitable enterprises have been sold the unprofitable rump will be left”
Blunting
(Verb)
make or become less sharp.
  • Dull
  • Deaden
  • Dampen
  • Soften
“their determination had been blunted”