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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 245

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 245

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Espionage (Noun) the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information.
  • spying
  • undercover work
  • cloak-and-dagger activities
“the camouflage and secrecy of espionage”
Coarser (Adjective) rough or harsh in texture.
  • rough
  • bristly
  • scratchy
“a coarse woollen cloth”
Shackled (Verb) chain with shackles.
  • chain
  • fetter
  • manacle
“the prisoner was shackled to the heavy steel chair in the centre of the room”
Encumbrances (Noun) an impediment or burden.
  • hindrance
  • obstruction
  • obstacle
“the horse raised its hind leg as if to rid itself of an encumbrance”
Ostensibly (Adverb) as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
  • apparently
  • seemingly
  • on the face of it
“the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ameliorate (Verb) make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
  • improve
  • make better
  • better
“the reform did much to ameliorate living standards”
Impervious (Adjective) not allowing fluid to pass through.
  • impermeable
  • impenetrable
  • impregnable
“an impervious layer of basaltic clay”
Conform (Verb) comply with rules, standards, or laws.
  • comply with
  • abide by
  • obey
”the kitchen does not conform to hygiene regulations”
Revoked (Verb) officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise).
  • cancel
  • repeal
  • rescind
the men appealed and the sentence was revoked”
Regresses (Verb) return to a former or less developed state.
  • revert
  • retrogress
  • relapse
“they would not regress to pre-technological tribalism”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Morbidity (Noun) The condition of being diseased or rate of a disease in population.

  • Dullness
  • Despair
  • Misery
  • Deadliness
  • Morbidness.
Morbidity and mobility are continously deteriorating the health index of our nation.
Accord (Verb) Give or grant someone power, status or recognition
  • Give
  • Grant
  • Present
  • Award
  • Yield.
His views were accorded by the government.
Predicament (noun) A difficult, unpleasing or embarrassing situation
  • Circumstances
  • crisis
  • deadlock
  • dilemma
The century-old club’s financial predicament is not a sudden one as the signs of the same were evident even a decade ago.
Insouciance (Noun) casual lack of concern; indifference.
  • nonchalance
  • unconcern
For all her apparent insouciance, she was desperately unhappy.
Lull (Verb) make (someone) feel deceptively secure or confident.
  • assuage
  • allay
  • ease
  • alleviate
Rocking two and fro, the hammock was just what was needed to lull the exhausted man.

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