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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 184

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 184

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sheer (adjective) nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis).
  • utter
  • complete
  • absolute
  • total
she giggled with sheer delight”
Disrupt (verb) interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem
  • throw into confusion
  • throw into disorder
  • throw into disarray
“flooding disrupted rail services”
Proverbial (adjective) (of a word or phrase) referred to in a proverb or idiom.
  • accepted
“I’m going to stick out like the proverbial sore thumb”
Brute (noun) a savagely violent person or animal
  • savage
  • beast
  • monster
  • animal
“he was a cold-blooded brute”
Minuscule (adjective) extremely small, tiny
  • tiny
  • minute
  • microscopic
  • nanoscopic
“a minuscule fragment of DNA”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fraught (adjective) (of a situation or course of action) filled with or likely to result in (something undesirable).
  • full of
  • filled with
  • swarming with
  • rife with
  • thick with
“marketing any new product is fraught with danger”
constricted (adjective) narrowed
  • especially by encircling pressure.
  • inhibited
  • restricted
“constricted air passages”
Unleashing (verb) cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.
  • let loose
  • release
  • free
  • set free
“the failure of the talks could unleash more fighting”
Audacious (adjective) showing a willingness to take surprisingly bold risks.
  • bold
  • daring
  • fearless
  • intrepid
  • brave
  • unafraid
“a series of audacious takeovers”
Outrage (noun) an extremely strong reaction of anger, shock, or indignation
  • indignation
  • fury
  • anger
  • rage
“her voice trembled with outrage”



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