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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 176

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 176

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Revoke (Verb) officially cancel
  • cancel
  • repeal
  • rescind
“the men appealed and the sentence was revoked”
Reiterating (Verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • say again
  • restate
“she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”
Hoarse (Adjective) sounding rough and harsh, typically as the result of a sore throat or of shouting
  • rough
  • harsh
  • croaky
“a hoarse whisper”
Trope (Noun) a figurative or metaphorical use of a word or expression
  • analogy
  • conceit
  • emblem
“both clothes and illness became tropes for new attitudes toward the self”
Disentangle (Verb) free (something or someone) from something that they are entangled with.
  • extricate
  • extract
  • free
“‘I must go,’ she said, disentangling her fingers from Gabriel’s”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Proclivity (Noun) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
  • liking
  • inclination
  • tendency
“his sexual proclivities are none of your business”
Perilous (Adjective) full of danger or risk.
  • dangerous
  • fraught with danger
“a perilous journey south”
Semblance (Noun) the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
  • outward appearance
  • approximation
  • show
“she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”
Puritanical (Adjective) having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence or sex.
  • moralistic
  • pietistic
  • strait-laced
“his puritanical parents saw any kind of pleasure as the road to damnation”
Plunges (Noun) fall suddenly and uncontrollably.
  • crash
  • plummet
  • pitch
“a car swerved to avoid a bus and plunged into a ravine”



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