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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 251

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 251

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Apparent (Adjective) clearly visible or understood; obvious.
  • evident
  • plain
  • obvious
“for no apparent reason she laughed”
Spree (Noun) a spell or sustained period of unrestrained activity of a particular kind.
  • unrestrained bout
  • orgy
  • binge
“he went on a six-month crime spree”
Foiling (Verb) prevent (something considered wrong or undesirable) from succeeding.
  • thwart
  • frustrate
  • counter
“a brave policewoman foiled the armed robbery”
Confluence (Noun) the junction of two rivers, especially rivers of approximately equal width.
  • convergence
  • meeting
  • junction
“the confluence of the Rivers Ouse and Foss”
Combated (Verb) take action to reduce or prevent (something bad or undesirable).
  • fight
  • battle against
  • do battle with
“an effort to combat drug trafficking”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imbroglio (Noun) an extremely confused, complicated, or embarrassing situation.
  • complicated situation
  • complication
  • complexity
“the abdication imbroglio of 1936”
Thrive (Verb) prosper; flourish.
  • flourish
  • prosper
  • grow vigorously
“education groups thrive on organization”
Stigma (Noun) a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person.
  • shame
  • disgrace
  • dishonour
“the stigma of having gone to prison will always be with me”
Cogent (Adjective) clear, logical, and convincing.
  • convincing
  • compelling
  • strong
“they put forward cogent arguments for British membership”
Dissemination (Noun) the action or fact of spreading something, especially information, widely.
  • spreading
  • circulation
  • distribution
“the dissemination of public information”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Backstop (noun) an emergency precaution or last resort.
  • safeguard
  • preventive measure
  • insurance.
“They want the Democrats to act as a backstop for this wild nonsense.”
Puritanical (adjective) having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence.
  • prudish
  • puritan
  • prim
  • priggish.
“It just shows that those endless puritanical bromides about the perils of fixating on individual designers are wasted breath.”
Carcass (noun) the dead body of an animal.
  • corpse
  • cadaver
  • remains
  • relics.
“There were a couple of dead animal carcasses on the ground as well.”
Nudge (Verb) coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something.
  • prompt
  • encourage
  • coax
  • stimulate
“After her late night out partying, both parents nudge their daughter to wake her up during the church service.”
Culminate (Verb) reach a climax or point of highest development.
  • peak
  • climax
“At the end of the night, the concert will culminate in a huge fireworks display.”

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