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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 248

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 248

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Despair (Noun) a state in which all hope is lost or absent
  • misery
  • pain
To her teacher’s despair, Nicole never does the work that she’s told to do.
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.
Echelon (noun) a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
  • status
  • rank
  • grade
  • stratum.
The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.
Tacit (adjective) understood or implied without being stated.
  • implicit
  • inferred
  • insinuated
  • unspoken.
In my business, all that is needed for a tacit understanding is a handshake between men.
Probe (Noun) a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.
  • investigation
  • inquiry
  • examination
  • scrutiny
An independent investigator will probe the allegations of racial bias in police hiring.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intransigent (adjective) unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • uncompromising
  • resolute
  • inexorable
  • inveterate.
John remained intransigent in restricting his gift to the rescue children.

Riparian (adjective) relating to or situated on the banks of a river.
  • riverine
  • coastal
  • continental
  • seaside.
This serious defect of solid weirs, where the riparian lands are liable to be injured by inundations, can be slightly mitigated by keeping down the crest of the weir somewhat below the required level.
Malaise (Noun) a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
  • unhappiness
  • restlessness
  • uneasiness
  • unease
It is a malaise that affects both intellectuals and the masses.
Peevish (Adjective) having or showing an irritable disposition.
  • irritable
  • irascible
  • fractious
  • fretful
  • cross
  • petulant
The whole team was peevish after losing the game.
run out Meaning: (of a supply of something) be used up.
  • be used up
  • dry up
  • be exhausted
  • be finished
  • give out
“our food is about to run out”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
halted bring or come to an abrupt stop.
  • Stop
  • come to a halt
  • come to a stop
  • come to a standstill
“Len halted and turned round”
beleaguered put in a very difficult situation.
  • Besieged
  • under siege
  • blockaded
  • surrounded
  • encircled
“he led a relief force to the aid of the beleaguered city”
refer direct the attention of someone to.
  • pass
  • hand on
  • send on
  • transfer
  • remit
  • direct
“I refer my honourable friend to the reply that I gave some moments ago”
Tribunal a body established to settle certain types of dispute.
  • arbitration board/panel
  • board
  • panel
  • committee
  • industrial tribunal
“an industrial tribunal ruled that he was unfairly dismissed”
initiate cause (a process or action) to begin.
  • Begin
  • start off
  • commence
  • take action on
  • usher in
“the government has initiated an extensive programme”

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