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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 173

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 173

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Crippling (Verb) deprive of the ability to function normally
  • ruin
  • destroy
  • wipe out
“developing countries are crippled by their debts”
Mitigatory (Adjective) make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful
  • calming
  • soothing
  • calmative
In doing so, and without mitigatory measures, they encourage forest conversion.
Camouflage (Noun) actions or devices intended to disguise or mislead.
  • facade
  • front
  • false front
“much of my apparent indifference was merely protective camouflage”
Trajectory (Noun) the path followed by a projectile flying or an object moving under the action of given forces.
  • course
  • route
  • path
  • track
“the missile’s trajectory was preset”
Retaliatory (Adjective) characterized by a desire for revenge.
  • avenging
  • punitive
  • reactive
“fears of a retaliatory attack by the victim’s friends”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reciprocation (Noun) interchange of acts; a mutual giving and returning
  • complementation
  • exchange
  • retaliation
I was merely illustrating the give and take, the reciprocation.
Bolster (Verb) support or strengthen.
  • strengthen
  • reinforce
“the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”
Raking (Verb) draw together with a rake or similar implement.
  • collect
  • scrape up/together
  • gather
”they started raking up hay”
Multilateral (Adjective) having members or contributors from several groups, especially several different countries.
  • many-sided,
  • having members or contributors from several groups, especially several different countries
  • many-sided
  • multifaceted
  • multidimensional
“multilateral aid agencies”
Overarching (Adjective) comprehensive or all-embracing.
  • encompassing
  • overall
  • throughout
“a single overarching principle”

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