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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 177

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 177

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Utter (Adjective) complete; absolute.
  • complete
  • total
  • absolute
  • thorough
  • perfect
  • downright
  • out-and-out
  • outright
  • thoroughgoing
Charlotte stared at her in utter amazement
Suffocating (Verb) die or cause to die from lack of air or inability to breathe.
  • smother
  • asphyxiate
  • stifle
ten detainees suffocated in an airless police cell
Eviction (Noun) the action of expelling someone from a property; expulsion.
  • expulsion
  • ejection
  • ejection
  • throwing out
  • drumming out
  • driving out
  • banishing
  • banishment
  • removal
  • dislodgement
the forced eviction of residents
Remorse (Noun) deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed.
  • contrition
  • deep regret
  • repentance
  • penitence<
  • guilt
  • feelings of guilt
  • bad/guilty conscience
they were filled with remorse and shame
Humanitarian (Adjective) concerned with or seeking to promote human welfare.
  • compassionate
  • humane; unselfish
  • altruistic
  • generous
  • magnanimous
groups sending humanitarian aid

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Carnage (Noun) the killing of a large number of people
  • slaughter
  • massacre
  • mass murder
  • mass destruction
  • butchery
  • bloodbath
  • indiscriminate bloodshed
the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible
Amidst (Preposition) in the middle of; surrounded by; among.
  • between
  • inside
  • among
Our weekends were jewels, sparkling brilliantly amidst the lonely drudgery of the rest of my week.
Depreciating (Verb) diminish in value over a period of time
  • decrease in value
  • lose value
  • decline in price
  • drop in price
  • fall in price
  • cheapen
  • devalue
the latest cars will depreciate heavily in the first year
Scuppering (Verb) prevent from working or succeeding; thwart.
  • ruin
  • wreck
  • destroy
  • devastate
  • wreak havoc on
  • damage
  • spoil
  • mar
  • injure
  • blast
  • blight
  • smash
plans for a bypass werescuppered by a public inquiry
Exodus (Noun) a mass departure of people
  • mass departure
  • withdrawal
  • evacuation
  • leaving
the annual exodus of sun-seeking Canadians to Florida



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