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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 215

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 215

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Gobbledygook (Noun) language that is meaningless or is made unintelligible by excessive use of technical terms.
  • bafflegab
  • double-talk
  • gibberish
“reams of financial gobbledygook”
Vaguest (Adjective) of uncertain, indefinite, or unclear character or meaning.
  • indistinct
  • indefinite
  • indeterminate
“many patients suffer vague symptoms”
Tweak (Noun) a fine adjustment to a mechanism or system.
  • adjustment
  • modification
  • alteration
“no tweaks were required”;
Heft (Verb) lift or carry (something heavy).
  • lift
  • lift up
  • raise
“he lifted crates and hefted boxes”
Quelled (Verb) put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
  • put an end to
  • stamp out
  • put a stop to
“extra police were called to quell the disturbance”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Grim (Adjective) very serious or gloomy.
  • stern
  • forbidding
  • uninviting
“his grim expression”
Marred (Verb) impair the quality or appearance of; spoil.
  • spoil
  • ruin
  • impair
“violence marred a number of New Year celebrations”
Yanked (Verb) pull with a jerk.
  • jerk
  • pull
  • tug
  • mount
“her hair was yanked, and she screamed”
Vested (Verb) confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.
  • entrust to
  • invest in
  • bestow on
“executive power is vested in the President”
Riposte (Noun) a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
  • retort
  • counter
  • rejoinder
“‘You’ve got a strange sense of honour,’ Grant riposted”



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