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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 275

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 275

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Myriad (Noun) a countless or extremely great number of people or things.
  • multitude
  • a large/great number/quantity
  • a lot
“myriads of insects danced around the light above my head”
Amid (Preposition) surrounded by; in the middle of.
  • in the middle of
  • surrounded by
  • among
“our dream home, set amid magnificent rolling countryside”
Tabulate (Verb) arrange (data) in tabular form.
  • arrange
  • order
  • organize
“the system is designed to enable users to extract, analyse, and tabulate data”
Brunt (Noun) the worst part or chief impact of a specified action.
  • full force
  • force
  • impact
“education will bear the brunt of the cuts”
Enumerating (Verb) mention (a number of things) one by one.
  • list
  • itemize
  • catalogue
“there is not space to enumerate all his works”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Turmoil(Noun) a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • confusion
  • upheaval(s)
  • turbulence
“the country was in turmoil”
Exacerbates (Verb) make (a problem, bad situation, or negative feeling) worse.
  • aggravate
  • make worse
  • worsen
“the exorbitant cost of land in urban areas only exacerbated the problem”
Muddle (Verb) bring into a disordered or confusing state.
  • confuse
  • mix up
  • jumble
”I fear he may have muddled the message”
Unison (Noun) simultaneous performance or utterance of action or speech.
  • simultaneously
  • at (one and) the same time
“‘Yes, sir,’ said the girls in unison”
Prerequisite (Noun) a thing that is required as a prior condition for something else to happen or exist.
  • necessary condition
  • precondition
  • condition
“sponsorship is not a prerequisite for any of our courses”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Derisive (Adjective) mocking and ridiculing
  • cheeky
  • scornful
“The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses”
Elusion (Noun) The action of escaping from or avoiding a danger, enemy, or pursuer, typically in a skillful or cunning way.
  • prevention
  • escapism
“His continued elusion of the authorities frustrated the President”
Gussy (Verb) to make someone or something look more attractive or impressive
  • adorn
  • beautify
“The museum will put finishing touches on new exhibits and gussy up old ones in time for the grand reopening”
Rickety (adjective) (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.
  • dilapidated
  • ramshackle
  • derelict
  • ruinous
“She then directed them to the fourth floor, giving them the choice of the stairs or a rickety lift”
Foreclose (verb) Rule out or prevent (a course of action).
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • remove
  • avert
“The decision effectively foreclosed any possibility of his early rehabilitation”



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