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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 197

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 197

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Recur (Verb) occur again periodically or repeatedly.
  • happen again
  • reoccur
  • occur again
“when the symptoms recurred, the doctor diagnosed something different”
Hefty (Adjective) large and heavy.
  • sturdy
  • heavy
  • burly
“a hefty young chap”
Deterrent (Noun) a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
  • disincentive
  • discouragement
  • dissuasion
  • pitch
“a regimen of one or two injections per day”
Revelation (Noun) the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown.
  • series
  • succession
  • run
“cameras are a major deterrent to crime”
Sultry (Adjective) hot and humid.
  • stuffy
  • airless
  • close
  • humid
“the sultry late summer weather had brought swarms of insects”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mishaps (Noun) an unlucky accident.
  • accident
  • trouble
  • problem
“although there were a few minor mishaps, none of the pancakes stuck to the ceiling”
Divisive (Adjective) tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
  • alienating
  • estranging
  • isolating
“the highly divisive issue of abortion”
Obviated (Verb) remove (a need or difficulty).
  • prevent
  • remove
“the presence of roller blinds obviated the need for curtains”
Palliative (Adjective) relieving pain without dealing with the cause of the condition.
  • soothing
  • alleviating
  • sedative
“orthodox medicines tend to be palliative rather than curative”
Resentment (Noun) bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.
  • bitterness
  • indignation
  • irritation
“his resentment at being demoted”


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