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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 261

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 261

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Assertive (Adjective) having or showing a confident and forceful personality.
  • confident
  • forceful
  • self-confident
“the job may call for assertive behaviour”
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • aboriginal
  • local
“the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Aggravating (Verb) make (a problem, injury, or offence) worse or more serious.
  • annoy
  • irritate
  • exasperate
“military action would only aggravate the situation”
Dormant (Adjective) having normal physical functions suspended or slowed down for a period of time; in or as if in a deep sleep.
  • asleep
  • sleeping
  • slumbering
“dormant butterflies”
Exhumed (Verb) dig out (something buried, especially a corpse) from the ground.
  • disinter
  • dig up
  • unearth

“the bodies were exhumed on the orders of a judge”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vulnerable (Adjective) exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
  • in danger
  • in peril
  • in jeopardy
“we were in a vulnerable position”
Blatant (Adjective) done openly and unashamedly.
  • flagrant
  • glaring
  • obvious
“blatant lies”
Turmoil (Noun) a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • confusion
  • upheaval(s)
  • turbulence
“the country was in turmoil”
Implying (Verb) indicate the truth or existence of (something) by suggestion rather than explicit reference.
  • implicit
  • indirect
  • hinted
“salesmen who use jargon to imply superior knowledge”
Impelled (Verb) drive, force, or urge (someone) to do something.
  • force
  • compel
  • constrain
“financial difficulties impelled him to desperate measures”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imprimatur (Noun) Sanction, Approval
  • Approbation
  • Approval
  • Blessing
  • Favour
“We cannot not begin the project without the boss’s imprimatur.”
Mutiny (Noun) An open rebellion against the proper authorities, especially by soldiers or sailors against their officers;
  • Insurrection
  • Rebellion
  • Revolt
  • Riot
  • Revolution
  • Uprising
“Thousands of the soldiers mutinied over the non-payment of wages by the factory owners.”
Secessionism (Adjective) The act of becoming independent and no longer part of a country, area, organization, etc
  • Alliance
  • Coalition
  • Compact
  • Confederacy
  • onfederation
“The government is trying to crush a secessionist movement.”
Shoehorned (Verb) To force to be included or admitted;
  • Squeeze
  • Fill
  • Heap
  • Jam-Pack
  • Load
  • Pack
“A parking garage has been shoehorned between the buildings.”
Subterfuge (Noun) Deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal;
  • Trickery
  • Intrigue
  • Deviousness
  • Evasion
  • Deceit
  • Deception
“The party has predictably rejected the proposals as a subterfuge.”



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