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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 253

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 253

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exposition (Noun) a comprehensive description and explanation of an idea or theory.
  • explanation
  • description
  • elucidation
“a systematic exposition of the idea of biodiversity”
Hedged (Verb) surround with a hedge.
  • surround
  • enclose
  • encircle
“a garden hedged with yew”
Indubitably (Adverb) impossible to doubt; unquestionable.
  • unquestionable
  • indisputable
“an indubitable truth”
Desist (Verb) stop doing something; cease or abstain.
  • abstain
  • refrain
  • forbear
“each pledged to desist from acts of sabotage”
Assertion (Noun) a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief
  • declaration
  • contention
  • statement
“his assertion that his father had deserted the family”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Subversives (Noun) carrying an intent to harm.
  • troublemaker
  • dissident
  • agitator
“the government claimed we were subversives or terrorists”
Sordid (Adjective) involving immoral or dishonourable actions and motives; arousing moral distaste and contempt.
  • sleazy
  • seedy
  • seamy
“the story paints a sordid picture of bribes and scams”
Subverted (Verb) undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
  • unsettle
  • destabilize
“an attempt to subvert democratic government”
Botched (Verb) carry out (a task) badly or carelessly.
  • bungle
  • do badly
  • do clumsily
“he was accused of botching the job”
Equanimity (Noun) calmness and composure, especially in a difficult situation.
  • composure
  • calmness
  • calm
“she accepted both the good and the bad with equanimity”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Anguish (noun) severe mental or physical pain or suffering.
  • agony
  • pain
  • torment
  • torture
  • suffering
Nothing can take away the anguish of losing a child.
Fret (Verb) cause anxiety to.
  • trouble
  • bother
  • concern
  • perturb
  • disturb
  • disquiet
Don’t let sorrow fret away your courage.
Recuperate (Verb) recover from illness or exertion.
  • recover
  • convalesce
  • improve
  • mend
Other mammals and birds recuperate or grow to maturity in outdoor enclosures.
Pragmatic (Adjective) practical, useful
  • realistic
  • hardheaded
It’s not necessarily more pragmatic to study engineering than it is to study philosophy.
Refute (Verb) to prove to be untrue, unfounded, or incorrect
  • counter
  • expose
The student refuted the professor’s claim in class.

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