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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 186

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 186

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Couched (verb) express (something) in language of a specified style.
  • express
  • phrase
  • word
  • frame
  • put
  • formulate
“the assurances were couched in general terms”
Purportedly (adverb) as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly.
  • allegedly
“the photos purportedly show Nina with a lover”
Reckless (adjective) heedless of danger or the consequences of one’s actions; rash or impetuous
  • rash
  • careless
  • thoughtless
  • incautious
  • heedless
“you mustn’t be so reckless”
Reinforced (verb) strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.
  • strengthen
  • fortify
  • bolster up
  • shore up
“the helmet has been reinforced with a double layer of cork”
Ratcheting (verb) operate by means of a ratchet.
  • abate
  • de-escalate
  • decline
“a ratcheted quick release system”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perilous (adjective) full of danger or risk.
  • 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”
Ambiguity (noun) the quality of being open to more than one interpretation; inexactness.
  • ambivalence
  • equivocation
“we can detect no ambiguity in this section of the Act”
Disrupted (verb) interrupt (an event, activity, or process) by causing a disturbance or problem.
  • throw into confusion
  • throw into disorder
flooding disrupted rail services”
Warts (noun) a small, hard, benign growth on the skin, caused by a virus.
  • growth
  • lump
  • swelling
  • protuberance
  • carbuncle
“the toad possesses a dangerous poison in its large warts”


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