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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 233

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 233

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sluggish (Adjective) slow-moving or inactive.
  • inactive
  • quiet
  • slow
“a sluggish stream”
Buoyed (Verb) make (someone) cheerful and confident.
  • cheer
  • cheer up
  • brighten up
“she was buoyed up by his praise”
Unbiased (Adjective) showing no prejudice for or against something; impartial.
  • impartial
  • unprejudiced
  • non-partisan
“his assessment of the benefits and drawbacks was unbiased”
Imperil (Noun) put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.
  • endanger
  • jeopardize
  • risk
“they advised against tax increases for fear of imperilling the recovery”
Contingent (Adjective) subject to chance.
  • chance
  • accidental
  • fortuitous
“the contingent nature of the job”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Articulation (Noun) the action of putting into words an idea or feeling.
  • expression
  • voicing
  • utterance
“it would involve the articulation of a theory of the just war”
Disarray (Noun) sa state of disorganization or untidiness.
  • disorder
  • confusion
  • chaos
“her grey hair was in disarray”
Iteration (Noun) the repetition of a process or utterance.
  • duplication
  • redo
  • reduplication
“A serial processor executes each iteration through the loop, doing all the work.”
Enormity (Noun) a grave crime or sin.
  • wickedness
  • evilness
  • vileness
“the enormities of war”
Curtailed (Verb) reduce in extent or quantity; impose a restriction on.
  • reduce
  • cut
  • cut down
“civil liberties were further curtailed”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Salubrious (adjective) favorable to or promoting health or well-being
  • medicinal
  • tonic
“Emergent public health and sanitary experts actively sought the most salubrious and efficient means of refuse disposal.”
Despotic (Adjective) of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.
  • autocratic
  • dictatorial
  • totalitarian
  • authoritarian
“Under orders from the despotic ruler, citizens were denied freedom of speech.”
Denizen (noun) a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
  • inhabitant
  • occupant
  • resident
  • tenant
“The author of Atlanta’s latest guidebook is a longtime denizen of the city who knows all the best places to visit.”
Invigorate (Verb) to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • amp (up)
  • animate
  • brace
  • energize
“The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.”
Incur (verb) become subject to (something unwelcome or unpleasant) as a result of one’s own behavior or actions.
  • provoke
  • earn
  • arouse
  • induce
“The surgery wasn’t what scared the sick man, it was all of the medical bills he would incur from the procedure.”

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