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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 167

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 167

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Shunning (Verb) persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
  • avoid
  • evade
  • eschew
  • steer clear of
“he shunned fashionable society”
Abrogating (Vern) repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).
  • repudiate
  • revoke
  • repeal
  • rescind
“a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike”
Stealthy (Adjective) behaving or done in a cautious and surreptitious manner, so as not to be seen or heard.
  • furtive
  • secretive
  • secret
  • surreptitious
“stealthy footsteps”
Portents (Noun) a sign or warning that a momentous or calamitous event is likely to happen.
  • omen
  • sign
  • indication
  • presage
“many birds are regarded as being portents of death”
Impediment (Noun) a hindrance or obstruction in doing something.
  • hindrance
  • obstruction
  • obstacle
“a serious impediment to scientific progress”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Purported (Verb) appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
  • claim
  • lay claim
  • profess
  • pretend
“she is not the person she purports to be”
Bifurcation (Noun) the division of something into two branches or parts.
  • division
  • split
  • breakup
“the bifurcation of the profession”
Gubernatorial (Adjective) relating to a governor
  • administrative
  • directorial
  • executive
a gubernatorial election”
Demotion (Noun) reduction in rank or status.
  • bump
  • reduction
  • degradation
“she could remain on the staff if she accepted demotion to ordinary lecturer”
Cynical (Adjective) doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
  • sceptical
  • doubtful
  • distrustful
“most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city”

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