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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 216

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 216

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Concur (Verb) be of the same opinion; agree.
  • agree
  • be in agreement
  • be in accord
“the authors concurred with the majority”
Severity (Noun) the fact or condition of being severe.
  • acuteness
  • seriousness
  • gravity
“sentences should reflect the severity of the crime”
Grim (Adjective) very serious or gloomy.
  • stern
  • forbidding
  • uninviting
“his grim expression”
Asserting (Verb) state a fact or belief confidently and forcefully.
  • declare
  • maintain
“the company asserts that the cuts will not affect development”
Loath (Adjective) reluctant; unwilling.
  • reluctant
  • unwilling
  • disinclined
“I was loath to leave”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Aegis (Noun) the protection, backing, or support of a particular person or organization.
  • patronage
  • sponsorship
  • backing
“the negotiations were conducted under the aegis of the UN”
Disarray (Noun) a state of disorganization or untidiness.
  • disorder
  • confusion
  • chaos
“her grey hair was in disarray”
Pared (Verb) trim (something) by cutting away its outer edges.
  • cut (off)
  • trim (off)
  • peel (off)
“Carlo pared his thumbnails with his knife”
Exacerbated (Verb) make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • aggravate
  • make worse
  • worsen
“the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Contagion (Noun) a disease spread by close contact.
  • contamination
  • infection
  • disease
“through personal hygiene the spread of common contagions is discouraged”

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