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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 256

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 256

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trampling (Noun) tread on and crush.
  • tread
  • tramp
  • stamp
“the fence had been trampled down”
Travesty (Noun) a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
  • misrepresentation
  • distortion
  • perversion
“the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice”
Litigation (Noun) the process of taking legal action.
  • legal proceeding
  • legal action
  • lawsuit
“the company wishes to avoid litigation”
Dissident (Noun) a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state.
  • dissenter
  • objector
  • protester
“a dissident who had been jailed by a military regime”
Vetting (Verb) make a careful and critical examination of (something).
  • screen
  • assess
  • evaluate
“proposals for vetting large takeover bids”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stringent (Adjective) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • strict
  • firm
  • rigid
“stringent guidelines on air pollution”
Consensus (Noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”
Hedging (Verb) protect oneself against loss on (a bet or investment) by making balancing or compensating transactions.
  • safeguard
  • protect
  • shield
”the company hedged its investment position on the futures market”
Gruesome (Adjective) causing repulsion or horror; grisly.
  • grisly
  • ghastly
  • frightful
“the most gruesome murder”
Looming (Verb) appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.
  • emerge
  • appear
  • become visible
“vehicles loomed out of the darkness”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abstemious (Adjective) indulging only very moderately in something, especially food and drink.
  • temperate
  • abstinent
  • austere
  • moderate.
“Although my husband is normally abstemious with his money, he will buy a ticket to a football game in a minute.”
Arduous (Adjective) demanding great effort or labor; difficult
  • exhausting
  • grueling
“Needless to say, mastering a foreign language is an arduous challenge.”
Bolster (verb) support or strengthen.
  • strengthen
  • support
  • reinforce
  • boost
“In order to bolster its profits, the computer company is cutting its workforce.”
Copious (Adjective) abundant in supply or quantity.
  • abundant
  • ample
  • extensive
“The storm produced a copious amount of rain.”
Duress (noun) threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgment.
  • coercion
  • compulsion
  • pressurization
  • enforcement.
“I think Harry was under duress when she signed the agreement; he never would have voluntarily accepted those conditions.”



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