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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 132

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 132

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Beleaguered
(Verb)
Lay siege to.
  • Under siege
  • Blockaded
  • Surrounded
  • Encircled
“He led a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city”
Consortium
(Noun)
An association, typically of several companies.
  • Association
  • Board
  • Brotherhood
  • Chamber
“The amount awarded for loss of consortium must be included”
Ironically
(Adverb)
In an ironic manner.
  • Ironical
  • Paradoxical
  • Contradictory
  • Incongruous
“Ironically, the rescue craft which saved her was the boat she was helping to pay for”
Protracted
(Adjective)
Lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • Prolonged
  • Extended
  • Stretched out
“A protracted and bitter dispute”
Contemporary
(Adjective)
Belonging to or occurring in the present.
  • Modern
  • Present-day
  • Present
  • Current
“The tension and complexities of our contemporary society”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Implosion
(Noun)
An instance of something collapsing violently inwards.
  • Plosive
  • Occlusive
“The star undergoes a violent implosion caused by gravity”
Outskirts
(Noun)
The outer parts of a town or city.
  • Outlying districts
  • Edges
  • Fringes
  • Suburbs
  • Suburbia
“He built a new factory on the outskirts of Birmingham”
Swathes
(Noun)
A row or line of grass, corn, or other crop as it falls or lies when mown or reaped.
  • Wrap
  • Envelop
  • Bind
  • Swaddle
“If the day is windy, the swathes should be high and narrow”
Regime
(Noun)
A government, especially an authoritarian one.
  • Government
  • Authorities
  • System of government
“ideological opponents of the regime”
Invaded
(Verb)
(of an armed force) enter (a country or region) so as to subjugate or occupy it.
  • Occupy
  • Conquer
  • Capture
  • Seize
“During the Second World War the island was invaded by the Axis powers”



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