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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 232

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 232

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ploy (Noun) a cunning plan or action designed to turn a situation to one’s own advantage.
  • tactic
  • move
“the president has dismissed the referendum as a ploy to buy time”
Ruse (Noun) an action intended to deceive someone; a trick.
  • stratagem
  • tactic
“Emma tried to think of a ruse to get Paul out of the house”
Bemoans (Verb) express discontent or sorrow over (something).
  • lament
  • bewail
  • deplore
“it was no use bemoaning her lot”
Lure (Noun) tempt (a person or animal) to do something or to go somewhere, especially by offering some form of reward.
  • tempt
  • entice
  • attract
“the child was lured into a car but managed to escape”
Pervasive (Adjective) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
  • prevalent
  • penetrating
  • pervading
“ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bucking (Verb) oppose or resist (something oppressive or inevitable).
  • resist
  • oppose
  • contradict
“the shares bucked the market trend”
Slump (Verb) sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.
  • sit heavily
  • flop
  • flump
“she slumped against the cushions”
Stark (Adjective) severe or bare in appearance or outline.
  • sharply delineated
  • sharp
  • sharply defined
“the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”
Bump (Verb) knock or run into someone or something with a jolt.
  • hit
  • ram
  • bang (into)
“I almost bumped into him”
Eponymous (Adjective) giving their name to something.
  • self-titled
  • self-named
“the eponymous hero of the novel”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scupper (verb) prevent from working or succeeding; thwart.
  • ruin
  • wreck
  • destroy
  • devastate
“The latest information could scupper peace talks.
Trove (noun) a store of valuable or delightful things.
  • accumulation
  • agglomeration
  • backlog
  • conglomeration
“I discovered a trove of candy bars and pop tarts in my teen son’s pillowcase.”
Plenary (adjective) unqualified; absolute.
  • unconditional
  • unlimited
  • unrestricted
  • comprehensive.
“The delegation to the international convention was given plenary authority to negotiate a treaty in the nation’s best interest.”
Vex (verb) make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters.
  • afflict
  • agitate
  • annoy
  • exasperate
“ Because you are having a bad day, do not assume the entire world is out to vex you.”
Locus (noun) a particular position or place where something occurs or is situated
  • arrangement
  • location
  • condition
  • circumstances
“The locus of these intersections is the quadratrix.”

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