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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 200

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 200

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Poised (Adjective) seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.
  • self-possessed
  • self-assured
  • composed
“not every day you saw that poised, competent kid distressed”
Protracted (Adjective) lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • prolonged
  • extended
  • stretched out
“a protracted and bitter dispute”
Elude (Verb) escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.
  • evade
  • avoid
  • get away from
  • pitch
“he tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door”
Precarious (Adjective) not securely held or in position; dangerously likely to fall or collapse.
  • uncertain
  • unreliable
  • insecure
“he made a precarious living as a painter”
Helm (Noun) a position of leadership.
  • in charge
  • in command
  • in control
“the chairman is to step down after four years at the helm”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Oblige (Verb) make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.
  • require
  • compel
  • bind
  • make
“doctors are obliged by law to keep patients alive while there is a chance of recovery”
Peddled (Verb) try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from place to place.
  • sell
  • sell from door to door
  • hawk
“he peddled printing materials around the country”
Deleterious (Adjective) causing harm or damage.
  • harmful
  • damaging
  • detrimental
“divorce is assumed to have deleterious effects on children”
Ample (Adjective) enough or more than enough; plentiful.
  • enough
  • sufficient
  • adequate
“there is ample time for discussion”
Obstructive (Adjective) causing or tending to cause deliberate difficulties and delays.
  • making difficulties
  • unhelpful
  • uncooperative
“he denied the council had been obstructive”

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