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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 137

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 137

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Drought (noun) a prolonged period of abnormally low rainfall, leading to a shortage of water.
  • dry spell
  • dry period
  • lack of rain
“the cause of Europe’s recent droughts”
Torrid (adjective) very hot and dry.
  • hot
  • sweltering
  • sultry
  • scorching
“the torrid heat of the afternoon”
Desalination (noun) the process of removing salt from seawater.
  • desalinise
  • desalinize
  • desalt
  • change
“the newly constructed plant for the desalination of seawater remains inoperative”
Elicited (verb) evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone.
  • obtain
  • bring out
  • draw out
  • extract
  • evoke
  • bring about
“I tried to elicit a smile from Joanna”
Augment (verb) make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
  • make larger
  • make bigger
  • make greater
  • add to
“he augmented his summer income by painting houses”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bottlenecks (noun) a narrow section of road or a junction that impedes traffic flow.
  • traffic jam
  • jam
  • congestion
“the bottleneck on Talbot Road”
Sordid (adjective) involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
  • sleazy
  • seedy
  • seamy
  • unsavoury
  • shoddy
“the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
Lynching (verb) (of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging
  • hang
  • hang by the neck
“her father had been lynched for a crime he didn’t commit”
Vigilante (noun) a member of a self-appointed group of citizens who undertake law enforcement in their community without legal authority, typically because the legal agencies are thought to be inadequate.
  • avenger
  • castigator
  • chastiser
  • nemesis
  • punisher
  • scourge
the danger of these self-appointed vigilantes is that they sometimes go after innocent people
Tacit (adjective) understood or implied without being stated.
  • implicit
  • understood
  • implied
  • inferred
“your silence may be taken to mean tacit agreement”

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