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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 225

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 225

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stark (Adjective) severe or bare in appearance or outline.
  • sharply delineated
  • sharp
  • sharply defined
“the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”
Nascent (Adjective) just coming into existence and beginning to display signs of future potential.
  • just beginning
  • budding
  • developing
“the nascent space industry”
Mired (Verb) involve someone or something in (a difficult situation).
  • entangle
  • tangle up
  • embroil
“the economy is mired in its longest recession since the war”
Slump (Verb) sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.
  • sit heavily
  • flop
  • flump
“she slumped against the cushions”
Spree (Noun) a spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind.
  • unrestrained bout
  • orgy
  • binge
“he went on a six-month crime spree”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Leeway (Noun) the amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • freedom
  • scope
  • room to manoeuvre
“the government had greater leeway to introduce reforms”
Augment (Verb) make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
  • increase
  • make larger
  • make bigger
“he augmented his summer income by painting houses”
Expediting (Verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  • speed up
  • accelerate
  • hurry
”he promised to expedite economic reforms”
Recidivism (Noun) the tendency of a convicted criminal to reoffend.
  • backsliding
  • habit
  • lapse
“the prison has succeeded in reducing recidivism”
Uptick (Noun) a small increase or slight upward trend.
  • accretion
  • accrual
  • addendum
“an uptick in foreign tourism”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Odious (adjective) extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
  • revolting
  • repulsive
  • repellent
  • repugnant
“The athlete got arrested for participating in the odious sport of dogfighting.”
Covert (adjective) not openly acknowledged or displayed.
  • secret
  • furtive
  • clandestine
  • surreptitious
“Every measure, both overt and covert, is being taken against terrorists.”
Frivolous (adjective) not having any serious purpose or value.
  • flippant
  • glib
  • waggish
“Isabelle was a frivolous little fool, vain and flighty.”
Distrate (adjective) distracted or absent-minded.
  • preoccupied
  • engrossed
  • forgetful
  • inattentive
“He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash.”
Benignant (adjective) having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others.
  • benevolent
  • compassionate
  • humane
  • kindhearted
“The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.”

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