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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 168

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 168

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Aplenty (Adjective) in abundance.
  • in abundance
  • in profusion
  • galore
“there is passion aplenty in the events described”
Fraught (Adjective) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable).
  • full of
  • filled with
  • swarming with
“marketing any new product is fraught with danger”
Rampant (Adjective) (especially of something unwelcome) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
  • uncontrolled
  • unrestrained
  • unchecked
“political violence was rampant”
Flagrant (Adjective) (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive
  • blatant
  • glaring
  • obvious
“a flagrant violation of the law”
Altruistic (Adjective) showing a disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others; unselfish
  • unselfish
  • selfless
  • self-sacrificing
“it was an entirely altruistic act”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Obsession (Noun) an idea or thought that continually preoccupies or intrudes on a person’s mind
  • fixation
  • ruling/consuming passion
  • passion
“he was in the grip of an obsession he was powerless to resist”
Lethal (Adjective) very harmful or destructive.
  • fatal
  • deadly
  • mortal
  • causing death
“the Krakatoa eruption was the most lethal on record”
Denounce (Verb) publicly declare to be wrong or evil.
  • condemn
  • criticize
  • attack
  • censure
”the Assembly denounced the use of violence”
Bigotry (Noun) intolerance towards those who hold different opinions from oneself.
  • prejudice
  • prejudice
  • bias
  • partiality
  • partisanship
“the difficulties of combating prejudice and bigotry”
Espousing (Verb) adopt or support (a cause, belief, or way of life)
  • adopt
  • embrace
  • take up
  • take to
“she espoused the causes of justice and freedom for all”



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