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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 209

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 209

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scandal (Noun) an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
  • outrageous wrongdoing
  • outrageous behaviour
“a bribery scandal involving one of his key supporters”
Jettison (Verb) abandon or discard (someone or something that is no longer wanted).
  • dump
  • drop
  • ditch
  • discharge
“the scheme was jettisoned”
Fraught (Adjective) causing or affected by anxiety or stress.
  • anxious
  • worried
  • upset
“there was a fraught silence”
Impasse (Noun) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • deadlock
  • dead end
  • stalemate
“the current political impasse”
Pliant (Adjective) easily influenced or directed; yielding.
  • compliant
  • biddable
  • docile
  • tractablea
“a more pliant prime minister”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dismal (Adjective) causing a mood of gloom or depression.
  • dingy
  • dim
  • dark
  • gloomy
“the dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening”
Spur (Noun) a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
  • stimulus
  • incentive
  • encouragement
“wars act as a spur to practical invention”
Shrank (Verb) become or make smaller in size or amount.
  • get smaller, become/grow smaller
  • contract
”the workforce shrank to a thousand”
Contraction (Noun) the process of becoming smaller.
  • shrinking
  • reduction in size
  • shrinkage
“the general contraction of the industry did further damage to morale”
Deadlocked (Verb) cause (a situation or opposing parties) to come to a point where no progress can be made because of fundamental disagreement.
  • tie
  • draw
  • dead heat
“the meeting is deadlocked”

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