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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 223

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 223

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Surmounted (Verb) vercome (a difficulty or obstacle).
  • overcome
  • conquer
  • get over
“all manner of cultural differences were surmounted”
Abetting (Verb) encourage or assist (someone) to do something wrong, in particular to commit a crime.
  • assist
  • aid
  • help
“he was not guilty of murder but was guilty of aiding and abetting others”
Emboldening (Verb) give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
  • give courage
  • make brave/braver
  • encourage
“emboldened by the claret, he pressed his knee against hers”
Trample (Verb) tread on and crush.
  • tread
  • tramp
  • stamp
“the fence had been trampled down”
Diatribe (Noun) a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
  • tirade
  • harangue
  • verbal onslaught
“a diatribe against consumerism”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unblemished (Adjective) not damaged or marked in any way.
  • impeccable
  • flawless
  • faultless
“her body was perfectly formed and unblemished”
Notoriety (Noun) the state of being famous or well known for some bad quality or deed.
  • infamy
  • bad reputation/name
  • disrepute
“the song has gained some notoriety in the press”
Cult (Noun) a misplaced or excessive admiration for a particular thing.
  • obsession with
  • fixation on
  • mania for
”the cult of the pursuit of money as an end in itself”
Retreat (Verb) (of an army) withdraw from enemy forces as a result of their superior power or after a defeat.
  • withdraw
  • draw back
  • dropping off/away
“the French retreated in disarray”
Plunging (Verb) fall suddenly and uncontrollably.
  • crash
  • plummet
  • pitch
“a car swerved to avoid a bus and plunged into a ravine”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unscathed (adjective) without suffering any injury, damage, or harm.
  • intact
  • safe
  • unscarred
  • secure
“It was strange how the fire destroyed most of the city but left the church unscathed.”
Cutting edge (adjective) highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.
  • a progressive
  • revolutionary
  • trailblazing
  • novel
“The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.”
Pragmatism (noun) the quality of dealing with a problem in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules.
  • prudence
  • practicality
  • expediency
  • sensibleness
“The bumper payday was partly a result of pragmatism and caution rather than grand design.”
Dole (Noun) benefit paid by the state to the unemployed.
  • benefit
  • allowance
  • charity
  • benefit
“Do any of these people have jobs or are they all freeloading on the public dole?”
Probe (Noun) a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.
  • investigation
  • inquiry
  • examination
  • scrutiny
“An independent investigator will probe the allegations of racial bias in police hiring.”

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