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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 205

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 205

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • geniality
  • congeniality
  • conviviality
“he exuded good humour and bonhomie”
Stumbled (Verb) trip or momentarily lose one’s balance; almost fall.
  • trip
  • trip over
  • trip up
“her foot caught in the rug and she stumbled”
Ticklish (Adjective) difficult or tricky and requiring careful handling.
  • problematic
  • delicate
  • tricky
“her skill in evading ticklish questions”
Punitive (Adjective) inflicting or intended as punishment.
  • penal
  • disciplinary
  • corrective
  • recharge
“he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Bulldoze (Verb) clear (ground) or destroy (buildings, trees, etc.) with a bulldozer.
  • demolish
  • knock down
  • tear down
“developers are bulldozing the site”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Untenable (Adjective) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
  • indefensible
  • undefendable
  • unarguable
“this argument is clearly untenable”
Detrimental (Adjective) tending to cause harm.
  • harmful
  • damaging
  • injurious
“recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people”
Steered (Verb) guide or control the movement of (a vehicle, vessel, or aircraft), for example by turning a wheel or operating a rudder.
  • guide
  • direct
  • manoeuvre
”he steered the boat slowly towards the busy quay”
Tumultuous (Adjective) making an uproar or loud, confused noise.
  • loud
  • deafening
  • thunderous
“tumultuous applause”
Circumvent (Verb) find a way around (an obstacle).
  • avoid
  • get round
  • find a way round
“if you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it”

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