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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 211

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 211

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Impoverished (Verb) make (a person or area) poor.
  • make poor
  • make penniless
  • reduce to penury
“the wars had impoverished him”
Avowed (Verb) assert or confess openly.
  • assert
  • declare state
  • maintain
“he avowed that he had voted Labour in every election”
Ramshackle (Adjective) (especially of a house or vehicle) in a state of severe disrepair.
  • tumbledown
  • dilapidated
  • derelict
“a ramshackle cottage”
Erred (Verb) be mistaken or incorrect; make a mistake.
  • make a mistake
  • be wrong
  • be in error
“the judge had erred in ruling that the evidence was inadmissible”
Resorted (Verb) turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
  • have recourse to
  • fall back on
  • turn to
“the duke was prepared to resort to force if negotiation failed”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sludge (Noun) thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components
  • mud
  • muck
  • mire
  • ooze
  • silt
“the dumping of sewage sludge”
Dire (Adjective) extremely serious or urgent.
  • terrible
  • dreadful
  • appalling
“misuse of drugs can have dire consequences”
Straits (Noun) a situation that is confused and full of problems
  • difficulty
  • trouble
  • crisis
”the economy is in dire straits”
Lingering (Adjective) lasting for a long time or slow to end.
  • remaining
  • surviving
  • persisting
“there are still some lingering doubts in my mind”
Disarray (Noun) a state of disorganization or untidiness.
  • disorder
  • confusion
  • chaos
“her grey hair was in disarray”

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