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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 178

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 178

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Cryptic (Adjective) having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure
  • enigmatic
  • mysterious
“he found his boss’s utterances too cryptic”
Deport (Verb) expel (a foreigner) from a country, typically on the grounds of illegal status or for having committed a crime.
  • expel
  • banish
  • exile
“he was deported for violation of immigration laws”
Abjectly (Adverb) With great shame, desperately
  • deferentially
  • humbly
  • lowly
Not only did the footballers perform abjectly, but their attitude was all wrong
Allay (Verb) diminish or put at rest (fear, suspicion, or worry).
  • reduce
  • diminish
  • decrease
“the report attempted to educate the public and allay fears”
Deflect (Verb) cause (something) to change direction; turn aside from a straight course.
  • turn aside/away
  • avert
“the bullet was deflected harmlessly into the ceili

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ascertain (Verb) find (something) out for certain; make sure of.
  • find out
  • discover
  • get/come to know
an attempt to ascertain the cause of the a
Substantive (Adjective) Sufficiently large in size, amount, or number to merit attention
  • biggish
  • considerable
  • good
This concept is manifested in two substantive requirements for the specification and claims.
Articulated (Adjective) having two or more sections connected by a flexible joint.
  • decrease in value
  • hinged
  • jointed
  • segmented
”an articulated lorry”
Rendered (Adjective) To have designed with a new shape or form
  • created
  • designed
  • fashioned
The second question, of course, was rendered questionable by quantum mechanics.
Fleeing (Verb) run away from a place or situation of danger.
  • run away
  • run
  • run off
“he was forced to flee the country”

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