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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 231

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 231

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unabated (Adjective) without any reduction in intensity or strength.
  • persistent
  • constant
  • relentless
“the storm was raging unabated”
Albeit (Conjunction) though
  • notwithstanding
  • although
“he was making progress, albeit rather slowly”
Haggling (Verb) dispute or bargain persistently, especially over the cost of something.
  • barter
  • bargain
  • negotiate
“the two sides are haggling over television rights”
Intrigues (Verb) arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
  • interest
  • be of interest to
  • fascinate
“I was intrigued by your question”
Constrain (Verb) compel or force (someone) to follow a particular course of action.
  • compel
  • force
  • coerce
“children are constrained to work in the way the book dictates”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Facade (Noun) the principal front of a building, that faces on to a street or open space.
  • front
  • frontage
  • face
“the house has a half-timbered facade”
Coup (Noun) a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
  • seizure of power
  • overthrow
  • takeover
“he was overthrown in an army coup”
Galvanised (Verb) shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
  • jolt
  • shock
  • startle
“the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action”
Asylum (Noun) shelter or protection from danger.
  • refuge
  • sanctuary
  • shelter
“we provide asylum for those too ill to care for themselves”
Devoid (Adjective) entirely lacking or free from.
  • without
  • lacking
  • free from/of
“Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bloat (Verb) make or become swollen with fluid or gas.
  • inflate
  • swell
“ The carcass started to bloat.”
Recuperate (Verb) recover from illness or exertion.
  • recover
  • convalesce
  • improve
  • mend
“ Other mammals and birds recuperate or grow to maturity in outdoor enclosures.”
Protract (Verb) prolong.
  • extend
  • lengthen
  • elongate
  • continue
“I have no desire to protract the process.”
Perish (verb) to die, especially in an accident or by being killed, or to be destroyed
  • vanish
  • wither
“Three hundred people perished in the earthquake.”
Allege (verb) To say that someone has done something illegal or wrong without giving proof
  • charge
  • declare
“ She is alleged to have been at the center of an international drug ring.”

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