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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 212

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 212

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Helm (Noun) a position of leadership.
  • in charge
  • in command
  • in control
“the chairman is to step down after four years at the helm”
Augmented (Verb) make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
  • make larger
  • rich
  • make bigger
“he augmented his summer income by painting houses”
Dissent (Noun) the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • disagreement
  • lack of agreement
  • difference of opinion
“there was no dissent from this view”
Fray (Verb) show the effects of strain.
  • strain
  • irritate
  • tax
  • overtax
“as the temperature rose, tempers frayed”
Apathy (Noun) lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
  • indifference
  • lack of interest
  • lack of enthusiasm
“widespread apathy among students”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Entangled (Verb) cause to become twisted together with or caught in.
  • intertwine
  • entwine
  • tangle
“fish attempt to swim through the mesh and become entangled”
Forge (Verb) produce a fraudulent copy or imitation of (a document, signature, banknote, or work of art).
  • fake
  • falsify
  • counterfeit
  • copy fraudulently
“the signature on the cheque was forged”
Austerity (Noun) plainness and simplicity in appearance
  • formality
  • gravity
  • seriousness
”the room was decorated with a restraint bordering on austerity”
Stance (Noun) the attitude of a person or organization towards something; a standpoint.
  • attitude
  • stand
  • point of view
“the party is changing its stance on Europe”
Rectitude (Noun) morally correct behaviour or thinking; righteousness.
  • righteousness
  • goodness
  • virtue
“Mattie is a model of rectitude”

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