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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 206

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 206

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Meddling (Verb) interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
  • interfere
  • butt in
  • intrude
  • intervene
“I don’t want him meddling in our affairs”
Solicit (Verb) ask for or try to obtain (something) from someone.
  • ask for
  • request
  • apply for
“he called a meeting to solicit their views”
Exacerbated (Verb) Make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • aggravate
  • Make worse
  • worsen
“the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Ignominious (Adjective) deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.
  • humiliating
  • undignified
  • embarrassing
“no other party risked ignominious defeat”
Defer (Verb) put off (an action or event) to a later time; postpone
  • postpone
  • put off
  • adjourn
“they deferred the decision until February”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dint (Noun) a dent or hollow in a surface.
  • dent
  • indentation
  • depression
“the soft dints at the top of a coconut”
Limbo (Noun) an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.
  • in abeyance
  • unattended to
  • unfinished
“the legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year”
Rigmarole (Noun) a long, rambling story or statement.
  • lengthy story/explanation
  • saga
  • yarn
”she went into a long rigmarole about the different jobs she’d had”
Sordid (Adjective) involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
  • sleazy
  • seedy
  • seamy
  • unsavoury
“the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
Turncoats (Noun) a person who deserts one party or cause in order to join an opposing one.
  • traitor
  • renegade
  • defector
  • deserter
“they denounced him as a turncoat”



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