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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 141

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 141

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scrutiny (noun) critical observation or examination
  • careful examination
  • inspection
  • survey

“every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”
Redemption (noun) the action of saving or being saved from sin, error, or evil
  • saving/freeing from sin
  • vindication
“God’s plans for the redemption of his world”
Redeem (verb) compensate for the faults or bad aspects of
  • compensate for the defects of
  • rescue
“a disappointing debate redeemed only by an outstanding speech”
Modicum (noun) a small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
  • little bit
  • small amount
  • particle
“his statement had a modicum of truth”
Hinder (verb) make it difficult for (someone) to do something or for (something) to happen
  • hamper
  • be a hindrance to
  • obstruct
“language barriers hindered communication between scientists”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ripple (noun) a small wave or series of waves on the surface of water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it
  • wavelet
  • wave
  • undulation
  • ripplet
“he dived into the pool leaving barely a ripple”
Substantive (adjective) having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable
  • substantial
  • significant
  • hearty
  • essential
“there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs”
Cordial (adjective) warm and friendly.
  • friendly
  • warm
  • genial
  • affable
“the atmosphere was cordial and relaxed”
Fugitives (noun) a person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding.
  • escaper
  • runaway
  • deserter
  • refugee
“fugitives from justice”
Detracted (verb) diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement).
  • take away from
  • diminish
  • reduce
  • lessen
“these quibbles in no way detract from her achievement”



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