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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 121

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 121

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Defuse
(Verb)
Remove the fuse from (an explosive device) in order to prevent it from exploding.
  • Deactivate
  • Disarm
  • Disable
“explosives specialists tried to defuse the grenade”
Embarking
(Verb)
Begin (a course of action).
  • Begin
  • Start
  • Commence
  • Undertake
“She embarked on a new career”
Barring
(Preposition)
Except for; if not for.
  • Except for
  • With the exception of
  • Excepting
  • If there is/are no
“Barring accidents, we should win”
Unveiled
(Verb)
Remove a veil or covering from, in particular uncover (a new monument or work of art) as part of a public ceremony.
  • Reveal
  • Present
  • Disclose
  • Divulge
“The Home Secretary has unveiled plans to crack down on crime”
Outcry
(Noun)
An exclamation or shout.
  • Shout
  • Exclamation
  • Cry
  • Yell
“An outcry of spontaneous passion”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Averse
(Adjective)
having a strong dislike of or opposition to something.
  • Opposed to
  • Against
  • Antipathetic to
“As a former CIA director, he is not averse to secrecy”
Gist
(Noun)
The substance or general meaning of a speech or text.
  • Essence
  • Substance
  • Quintessence
  • Main idea/theme
“it was hard to get the gist of Pedro’s talk”
Conciliatory
(Adjective)
Intended or likely to placate or pacify.
  • Propitiatory
  • Placatory
  • Appeasing
  • Pacifying
“a conciliatory approach”
Primacy
(Noun)
The fact of being pre-eminent or most important.
  • Greater importance
  • Priority
  • Precedence
  • Pre-eminence
“London’s primacy as a financial centre”
Ascent
(Noun)
A climb or walk to the summit of a mountain or hill.
  • Climb
  • Scaling
  • Conquest
  • Scramble
“The first ascent of the Matterhorn”



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