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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 128

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 128

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prominent
(Adjective)
Important; famous
  • Important
  • Well known
  • Leading
  • Eminent
She was a prominent member of the city council
Spate
(Noun)
A large number of similar things coming in quick succession
  • Series
  • Succession
  • Run
  • Cluster
  • String
  • Outbreak
A spate of attacks on holidaymakers
Ambiguous
(Adjective)
Not clear or decided
  • Equivocal
  • Ambivalent
  • Open to debate
  • Open to argument
The election result was ambiguous
Viable
(Adjective)
Capable of working successfully; feasible
  • Workable
  • Feasible
  • Practicable
  • Practical
  • Applicable
The proposed investment was economically viable
Devastating
(Adjective)
Highly destructive or damaging
  • Destructive
  • Ruinous
  • Disastrous
  • Catastrophic
A devastating cyclone

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Evasive
(Adjective)
Tending to avoid commitment or self-revelation, especially by responding only indirectly
  • Prevaricating
  • Elusive
  • Ambiguous
  • Equivocal
She was evasive about her phone number
Condone
(Verb)
Accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive)
  • Deliberately ignore
  • Not take into consideration
  • Disregard
  • Take no notice of
The college cannot condone any behaviour that involves illicit drugs
Entrant
(Noun)
A person or group that enters or takes part in something
  • New member
  • New arrival
  • Beginner
  • Newcomer
The prize will be awarded to the entrant who wins the tiebreak
Susceptible
(Adjective)
Likely or liable to be influenced or harmed by a particular thing
  • Open to
  • Receptive to
  • Vulnerable to
  • Defenceless against
Patients with liver disease may be susceptible to infection
Self-indulgent
(Adjective)
Characterized by doing or tending to do exactly what one wants, especially when this involves pleasure or idleness
  • Pleasure-seeking
  • Hedonistic
  • Sybaritic
  • Indulgent
A self-indulgent extra hour of sleep



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