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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 165

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 165

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Immolate (Verb) kill or offer as a sacrifice, especially by burning.
  • sacrifice
  • offer up
  • offer as a sacrifice
“Chinese kings would immolate vast numbers of animals”
Brazen (Adjective) bold and without shame.
  • bold
  • shameless
  • as bold as brass
“he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance”
Complicit (Adjective) involved with others in an activity that is unlawful or morally wrong.
  • conniving
  • deceitful
  • duplicitous
“the careers of those complicit in the cover-up were blighted”
Impunity (Noun) exemption from punishment or freedom from the injurious consequences of an action.
  • immunity
  • indemnity
  • exemption from punishment
“the impunity enjoyed by military officers implicated in civilian killings”
Persistent (Noun) continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition
  • tenacious
  • persevering
  • determined
“one of the government’s most persistent critics”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Spur (Noun) a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
  • stimulus
  • incentive
  • encouragement
“wars act as a spur to practical invention”
Unenviable (Adjective) difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant
  • difficult
  • nasty
  • horrible
“an unenviable reputation for drunkenness”
Dent (Noun) a reduction in amount or size
  • reduction
  • depletion
  • deduction
“he has barely made a dent in the poverty rate”
Rogue (Noun) a dishonest or unprincipled man
  • scoundrel
  • villain
  • reprobate
“you are a rogue and an embezzler”
Exacerbated (Verb) make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • aggravate
  • make worse
  • worsen
“the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”

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