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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 169

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 169

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Throttling (Verb) attack or kill (someone) by choking or strangling them.
  • smother
  • suffocate
  • stifle
“she was sorely tempted to throttle him”
Annulling (Verb) declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result)
  • declare invalid
  • declare null and void
  • nullify
the elections were annulled by the general amid renewed protests”
Clampdown (Noun) a concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something
  • suppression
  • prevention
  • stopping
“a clampdown on crime”
Muzzling (Verb) : prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely.
  • ga
  • silenc
  • censo
  • suppres
“opposition leaders accused him of muzzling the news media
Flurry (Noun) a number of things arriving or happening suddenly and during the same period.
  • spat
  • wav
  • floo
  • delug
“a flurry of editorials hostile to the government”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Benign (Adjective) : gentle and kind
  • kindl
  • kin
  • warm-hearte
  • good-nature
“his benign but firm manner”
Turbulence (Noun) a state of conflict or confusio
  • turmoi
  • instabilit
  • conflic
“political turbulence”
Suffice (Verb) be enough or adequate.
  • be enoug
  • be sufficie
  • be adequat
“a quick look should suffice
Vain (Adjective) having or showing an excessively high opinion of one’s appearance, abilities, or worth.
  • conceite
  • narcissisti
  • self-lovin
“their flattery made him vain”
Aversion (Noun) : a strong dislike or disinclination
  • dislike of
  • distaste for
  • disinclination
“they made plain their aversion to the use of force”



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