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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 122

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 122

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sweeping
(Adjective)
Extending or performed in a long, continuous curve.
  • Broad
  • Extensive
  • Expansive
  • Vast
“Sweeping, desolate moorlands”
Wrested
(Verb)
Forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
  • Wrench
  • Snatch
  • Seize
  • Grab
  • Take by force
“Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold”
Aggregate
(Noun)
A whole formed by combining several separate elements.
  • Collection
  • Mass
  • Cluster
  • Lump
“The specimen is an aggregate of rock and mineral fragments”
Hatchet
(Noun)
A small axe with a short handle for use in one hand.
  • Axe
  • Cleaver
  • Mattock
  • Tomahawk
The minimum guest age is 21—which makes sense because people are literally drinking beer and throwing hatchets around.
Cabals
(Noun)
A secret political clique or faction.
  • Clique
  • Faction
  • Coterie
  • Group
“a cabal of dissidents”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Profiteering
(Verb)
Make or seek to make an excessive or unfair profit, especially illegally.
  • Overcharge
  • Racketeer
  • Make an excessive/illegal profit
“seven food merchants were charged with profiteering”
Degeneration
(Noun)
The state or process of being or becoming degenerate; decline or deterioration.
  • Deterioration
  • Decline
  • Decay
“Overgrazing has caused serious degeneration of grassland”
Glaring
(Adjective)
Giving out or reflecting a strong or dazzling light.
  • Dazzling
  • Blinding
  • Blazing
  • Strong
“The glaring sun”
Churn
(Verb)
(with reference to liquid) Move or cause to move about vigorously.
  • Be turbulent
  • Heave
  • Boil
  • Swirl
  • Toss
“The seas churned”
Undignified
(Adjective)
Appearing foolish and unseemly; lacking in dignity.
  • Unseemly
  • Demeaning
  • Unbecoming
  • Ungentlemanly
“An undignified exit”



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