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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 180

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 180

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Kowtow (Verb) act in an excessively subservient manner.
  • grovel
  • behave obsequiously
“she didn’t have to kowtow to a boss”
Brazenly (Adverb) in a bold and shameless way.
  • openly
  • blatantly
  • publicly
“they are brazenly defying the law”
Rationale (Noun) a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.
  • reason(s)
  • reasoning
  • thinking
“he explained the rationale behind the change”
Despotism (Noun) the exercise of absolute power, especially in a cruel and oppressive way
  • tyranny
  • dictatorship
  • totalitarianism
“the ideology of enlightened despotism”
Stellar (Adjective) exceptionally good; outstanding
  • grand
  • superior
  • awesome
“his restaurant has received stellar ratings in the guides”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Deviant (Adjective) departing from usual or accepted standards, especially in social or sexual behaviour.
  • aberrant
  • deviating
  • divergent
“deviant behaviour”
Capers (Noun) an illicit or ridiculous activity or escapade.
  • escapade
  • stunt
  • prank
“I’m too old for this kind of caper”
Jitters (Noun) feelings of extreme nervousness.
  • nervousness
  • nerves
  • fit of nerves
”a bout of the jitters”
Depreciation (Noun) a reduction in the value of an asset over time, due in particular to wear and tear.
  • devaluation
  • devaluing
  • decrease in value
“provision should be made for depreciation of fixed assets”
Manipulator (Noun) a person who controls or influences others in a clever or unscrupulous way.
  • exploiter
  • puller of strings
  • user
Women in those situations are particularly vulnerable to a predator and a manipulator like Ben.

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