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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 195

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 195

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
1. Zeal (Noun) great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
  • passion
  • zealousness
  • committedness
“his zeal for privatization”
2. Cognisance (Noun) knowledge or awareness.

  • knowledge
  • awareness
  • notice
“the Renaissance cognisance of Greece was limited”
3. Hurling (Verb) throw or impel (someone or something) with great force.
  • throw
  • toss
  • fling
  • pitch
“rioters hurled a brick through the windscreen”
4. Restraining (Verb) prevent (someon e or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.
  • prevent
  • stop
  • keep
“the need to restrain public expenditure”
5. Menace (Noun) a threatening quality or atmosphere.

  • intimidation
  • auspicious
  • ominousness
  • threat
“he spoke the words with a hint of menace”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
6. Pervasive (Adjective) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people
  • prevalent
  • penetrating
  • pervading
“ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society”
7. Hapless (Adjective) (especially of a person) unfortunate.
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky
  • luckless
“the hapless victims of the disaster”
8. Ramshackle (Adjective) in a state of severe disrepair.
  • dilapidated
  • tumbledown
  • derelict
”a ramshackle cottage”
9. Hues (Noun) character or aspect.
  • type
  • kind
  • sort
  • cast
“men of all political hues submerged their feuds”
10. Recalcitrant (Adjective) having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
  • uncooperative
  • disobedient
  • obstinately
“a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds”

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