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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 84

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 84

shape Introduction

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


shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Shrank
(Verb)
become or make smaller in size or amount.
  • Get smaller
  • Become/grow smaller
  • Contract
  • Diminish
“the workforce shrank to a thousand”
Threshold
(Noun)
a strip of wood or stone forming the bottom of a doorway and crossed in entering a house or room.
  • Doorsill
  • Doorway
  • Entrance
  • Entry
“he stood on the threshold of Sheila’s bedroom”
Trajectory
(Noun)
the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.
  • Course
  • Route
  • Path
  • Track
“the missile’s trajectory was preset”
Bolster
(Verb)
support or strengthen.
  • Strengthen
  • Support
  • Reinforce
“the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”
Fostering
(Verb)
encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable)
  • Encourage
  • Promote
  • Further
  • Stimulate
“the teacher’s task is to foster learning”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mammoth
(Noun)
a large extinct elephant of the Pleistocene epoch, typically hairy with a sloping back and long curved tusks.
  • Huge
  • Enormous
  • Gigantic
  • Giant
“a mammoth corporation”
Slump
(Verb)
sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.
  • Sit heavily
  • Flop
  • Flump
  • Collapse
“she slumped against the cushions”
Amicably
(Adverb)
in a friendly and peaceable manner.
  • Agreeable
  • Compatible
  • Congenial
  • Frictionless
“they have amicably resolved their outstanding dispute”
Militancy
(Noun)
the use of confrontational or violent methods in support of a political or social cause.
  • Aggression
  • Aggressiveness
  • Assaultiveness
“there are signs of growing militancy among workers”
Denting
(Verb)
have an adverse effect on; diminish.
  • Diminish
  • Reduce
  • Lessen
  • Shrink
“this neither deterred him nor dented his enthusiasm”