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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 213

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 213

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hapless (Adjective) (especially of a person) unfortunate.
  • unfortunate
  • unlucky
  • luckless
“the hapless victims of the disaster”
Frail (Adjective) (of a person) weak and delicate.
  • infirm
  • weak
  • weakened
“his small, frail body”
Tenet (Noun) a principle or belief, especially one of the main principles of a religion or philosophy.
  • principle
  • belief
  • doctrine
“the tenets of classical liberalism”
Pristine (Adjective) clean and fresh as if new; spotless.
  • immaculate
  • in perfect condition
  • overtax
“a pristine white shirt”
Obfuscation (Noun) the action of making something obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
  • clarification
“when confronted with sharp questions they resort to obfuscation”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sectarian (Adjective) rigidly following the doctrines of a sect or other group.
  • factional
  • schismatic
  • cliquish
“the sectarian Bolshevism advocated by Moscow”
Incursion (Noun) an invasion or attack, especially a sudden or brief one.
  • attack on
  • assault on
  • raid on
“incursions into enemy territory”
Anticipated (Verb) look forward to.
  • pre-empt
  • forestall
  • intercept
”Stephen was eagerly anticipating the break from the routine of business”
Tantamount (Adjective) equivalent in seriousness to; virtually the same as.
  • attitude
  • stand
  • point of view
“the resignations were tantamount to an admission of guilt”
Plunge (Verb) fall suddenly and uncontrollably.
  • righteousness
  • goodness
  • virtue
“a car swerved to avoid a bus and plunged into a ravine”

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