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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 27

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 27

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Aberration (Noun) A departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
  • Anomaly
  • Deviation
  • Divergence
  • Abnormality
  • Irregularity
  • Variation
A person with one blue eye and one green eye is said to have a genetic aberration.
Actuate (Verb) Cause (someone) to act in a particular way; motivate.
  • Motivate
  • Stimulate
  • Move
  • Drive
  • Rouse
To actuate the marathon, the race supervisor will fire the starting gun.
Capitulate (Verb) Cease to resist an opponent or an unwelcome demand; yield.
  • Surrender
  • Succumb
  • Relent
  • Accede
Eventually it will have to capitulate if it wants to join.
Swindle (Verb) Obtain (money) fraudulently.
  • Bilk
  • Con
  • Deceive
  • Defraud
  • Fleece
You have to be careful when buying products on the internet, as some sellers may try to swindle you into paying more money than the product is worth.
Cahoot (Noun) Colluding or conspiring together secretly.
  • Alliance
  • Collusion
  • Allied
  • Conniving
Jack and Barry were in cahoots when they conspired to shoot up the mall.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Diminution (Noun) A reduction in the size, extent, or importance of something.
  • Curtailment
  • Contraction
  • Constriction
  • Restriction
  • Limitation
The diminution of cafeteria monitors has resulted in an increase in food fights at the high school.
Fleece (Verb) Obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them.
  • Swindle
  • Cheat
  • Defraud
  • Deceive
  • Trick
Joining arms, they set out to fleece their latest victims.
Militate (Verb) To actuate the marathon, the race supervisor will fire the starting gun.
  • Resist
  • Hinder
  • Discourage
  • Oppose
  • Counter
In business, the demand will usually militate the product’s price.
Promulgate (Verb) promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
  • Publicize
  • Spread
  • Communicate
  • Propagate
  • Disseminate
Counties, townships, and
municipalities may also
local ordinances.
Sinuous (Adjective) Having many curves and turns.
  • Winding
  • Serpentine
  • Curling
  • Undulating
It took the artist four years to create the sinuous sculpture made of hand twisted pieces of wire.