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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 218

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 218

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rendered (Verb) provide or give (a service, help, etc.).
  • give
  • supply
  • provide
“money serves as a reward for services rendered”
Euphoric (Adjective) characterized by or feeling intense excitement and happiness.
  • elated
  • happy
  • joyful
“a euphoric sense of freedom”
Implications (Noun) the conclusion that can be drawn from something although it is not explicitly stated.
  • suggestion
  • inference
  • insinuation
“the implication is that no one person at the bank is responsible”
Punitive (Adjective) inflicting or intended as punishment.
  • penal
  • disciplinary
  • corrective
“he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Incarceration (Noun) the state of being confined in prison; imprisonment.
  • imprisonment
  • internment
  • confinement
“the public would not be served by her incarceration”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Corroborated (Verb) confirm or give support to (a statement, theory, or finding).
  • confirm
  • verify
  • endorse
“the witness had corroborated the boy’s account of the attack”
Deprivation (Noun) the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.
  • poverty
  • impoverishment
  • penury
“low wages mean that 3.75 million people suffer serious deprivation”
Ratification (Noun) the action of signing or giving formal consent to a treaty, contract, or agreement, making it officially valid.
  • acceptance
  • approval
  • authorisation
“ratification of the treaty raised problems in several member states”
Scrutiny (Noun) critical observation or examination.
  • careful examination
  • inspection
  • survey
“every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”
Loophole (Noun) an ambiguity or inadequacy in the law or a set of rules.
  • means of evasion/avoidance
  • means of escape
  • escape clause
“they exploited tax loopholes”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bewail (verb) express great regret, sadness, or disappointment about (something).
  • bemoan
  • deplore
  • lament
  • mourn
“ He invariably spends more time bewailing his predicament than trying to fix it.”
Smattering (noun) a small number
  • couple
  • few
  • handful
  • sprinkle
“He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.”
Sordid (adjective) dirty or squalid.
  • filthy
  • muddy
  • grubby
  • shabby
“He managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up”
Meddle (verb) interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
  • immaculate
  • spotless
  • unsullied
  • stainless
“The government should never meddle with religious affairs.”
Bucolic (adjective) relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
  • rustic
  • rural
  • pastoral
  • country
“Even though I was born in the city, I still prefer the quiet of a small bucolic village any day.”

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