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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 224

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 224

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perversity (Noun) a deliberate desire to behave in an unreasonable or unacceptable way; contrariness.
  • contrariness
  • perverseness
  • awkwardness
“they responded with typical perversity”
Semblance (Noun) the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
  • appearance
  • approximation
  • outward appearance
“she tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”
Quashing (Verb) reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.
  • cancel
  • repeal
  • reverse
  • rescind
“his conviction was quashed on appeal”
Succumbed (Verb) tread on and crush.
  • yield
  • give in
  • give way
“the fence had been trampled down”
Lapses (Noun) a brief or temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgement.
  • failure
  • failing
  • slip
“a lapse of concentration in the second set cost her the match”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Salvage (Verb) rescue (a wrecked or disabled ship or its cargo) from loss at sea.
  • rescue
  • save
  • recover
“an emerald and gold cross was salvaged from the wreck”
Contours (Noun) an outline representing or bounding the shape or form of something.
  • outline
  • shape
  • form
“she traced the contours of his face with her finger”
Impasse (Noun) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • deadlock
  • dead end
  • stalemate
”the current political impasse”
Wrest (Verb) forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
  • wrench
  • snatch
  • seize
“Leila tried to wrest her arm from his hold”
Avowed (Verb) assert or confess openly.
  • assert
  • declare
  • state
“he avowed that he had voted Labour in every election”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enshroud (Verb) envelop completely and hide from view.
  • conceal
  • pall
“The boy is trying to enshroud himself by placing a hoodie over his head.”
Stranglehold (Noun) a grip around the neck of another person that can kill by asphyxiation if held for long enough.
  • grip
  • monopoly
“These companies are determined to keep a stranglehold on the banana industry.”
Vex (Verb) to irritate; annoy.
  • afflict
  • agitate
  • annoy
  • exasperate
“I get irritated when people go out of their way to vex me with their small problems.”
Bedeck (verb) to decorate or cover.
  • adorn
  • bedizen
  • embellish
  • emblaze
“The cars were all bedecked with flowers for the wedding ceremony.”
Environ (verb) surround; enclose.
  • encircle
  • envelop
  • cloak
  • swathe
“The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil.”


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