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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 268

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 268

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Annals (Noun) A record of events year by year;
  • Archives
  • Chronicles
  • Accounts
  • Registers
“This period is one of the darkest in the annals of US history.”
Peril (Noun) serious and immediate danger.
  • jeopardy
  • risk
  • pitfall
“You could well place us both in peril.”
Interdict (Noun) an authoritative prohibition, in particular
  • prohibition
  • ban
  • bar
  • veto
  • prescription
“Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.”
Agony (noun) extreme physical or mental suffering.
  • pain
  • hurt
  • suffering
“For the patient, the mere act of blinking was agony.”
Quadrupled (verb) increase or be increased fourfold.
  • tetrad
  • quadrivial
“Since 1970 the number of inmates in American prisons has quadrupled.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Gob­smacked (adjective) utterly astonished; astounded.
  • astonished
  • surprised
“She was gobsmacked when the limo pulled up outside her home in Tattershall, Toothill.”
Statutory (adjective) decided, controlled, or required by law.
  • legitimate
  • permissible
  • admissible
  • allowable
“She’s below the statutory age for school attendance.”
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.”
Mileage (noun) actual or potential benefit or use to be derived from a situation or event.
  • advantage
  • utility
  • gain
  • profit
“There may indeed be mileage in developing the church hall as a community.”
Arrant (adjective) used to say how bad something is.
  • absolute
  • complete
  • thorough
“Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intransigence (Noun) refusal to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • inflexibility
  • stubbornness
  • obstinacy
“I can’t understand Rachel’s intransigence, considering that we have undeniable proof that her idea is incorrect.”
Stonewall (Verb) delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by being evasive.
  • delay
  • rebuff
“Picketing protestors were determined to stonewall the peace talks and keep the lockout going.”
Flagrant (Adjective) (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
  • blatant
  • glaring
  • obvious
  • overt
  • evident
“The bruises on the boy’s legs revealed the flagrant abuse he had suffered at home.”
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.”
Fraught (Adjective) Filled with or attended with
  • charged
  • laden
“Her birthday was fraught with awkward moments when her family saw her blue hairs.”

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