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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 106

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Peter (Verb) Decrease or fade gradually before coming to an end
  • Fade (away)
  • Fizzle out
  • Die away/out
  • Dwindle
The storm had petered out
Slump (Verb) Undergo a sudden severe or prolonged fall in price, value, or amount
  • Fall steeply
  • Plummet
  • Plunge
  • Tumble
  • Drop
Land prices slumped
Drought (Noun) A prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water
  • Dry spell
  • Dry period
  • Lack of rain
  • Shortage of water
The cause of Europe’s recent droughts
Belie (Verb) (Of an appearance) fail to give a true impression of (something)
  • Contradict
  • Be at odds with
  • Call into question
  • Give the lie
His lively, alert manner belied his years
Contend (Verb) Struggle to surmount (a difficulty)
  • Cope with
  • Face
  • Grapple with
  • Deal with
She had to contend with his uncertain temper
Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Revival (Noun) An improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something
  • Improvement
  • Rallying
  • Picking up
  • Amelioration
A revival in the fortunes of the party
Robust (Adjective) Strong and healthy; vigorous
  • Strong
  • Vigorous
  • Sturdy
  • Tough
  • Powerful
  • Powerfully built
The Caplanfamily are a robust lot
Transition (Noun) The process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another
  • Change
  • Move
  • Passage
  • Transformation
Students in transition from one programme to another
Predecessor (Noun) A person who held a job or office before the current holder
  • Former/previous holder of the post
  • Forerunner
  • Precursor
  • Antecedent
The new President’s foreign policy is very similar to that of his predecessor
Daunting (Adjective) Seeming difficult to deal with in prospect; intimidating
  • Intimidating
  • Formidable
  • Disconcerting
  • Unsettling
A daunting task

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