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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 185

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 185

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Robust (Adjective) Strong and healthy; vigorous
  • Strong
  • vigorous
  • sturdy
  • tough
  • powerful
The Caplanfamily are a robust lot
Oblivious (Adjective) Not aware of or concerned about what is happening around one
  • Unaware
  • unconscious
  • heedless
  • unmindful
  • insensible
She became absorbed, oblivious to the passage of time
Detention (Noun) The action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody
  • Custody
  • imprisonment
  • confinement
  • incarceration
The fifteen people arrested were still in police detention
Unnerve (Verb) Make (someone) lose courage or confidence
  • Demoralize
  • discourage
  • dishearten
  • dispirit
  • deject
  • daunt
The journey over the bridge had unnerved me
Negate (Verb) Make ineffective; nullify
  • Invalidate
  • nullify
  • render null and void
  • render invalid
Alcohol negates the effects of the drug

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pursuit (Noun) The action of pursuing someone or something
  • Chasing
  • pursuing
  • stalking
  • tracking
  • trailing
  • shadowing
  • dogging
The cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of a bird
Ruin (Verb) Reduce (a building or place) to a state of decay, collapse, or disintegration
  • Destroy
  • devastate
  • lay waste
  • leave in ruins
The castle was ruined when dynamite was used to demolish one of the corner towers
Perilous (Adjective) Full of danger or risk
  • Dangerous
  • fraught with danger
  • hazardous
  • risky
  • unsafe
A perilous journey south
Inclination (Noun) A person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition
  • Tendency
  • propensity
  • proclivity
  • leaning
John was a scientist by training and inclination
Menace (Verb) Be a threat or possible danger to
  • Threaten
  • be a danger to
  • put at risk
  • jeopardize
Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching

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