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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 278

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 278

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Array (Noun) an ordered series or arrangement.
  • arrangement
  • assembling
  • assemblage
“several arrays of solar panels will help provide power”
Allegiance (Noun) loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause.
  • loyalty
  • faithfulness
  • fidelity
“those wishing to receive citizenship must swear allegiance to the republic”
Tweak (Noun) improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it.
  • adjust
  • make adjustments to
  • modify
“engineers tweak the car’s operating systems during the race”
Dissent (Noun) the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • disagreement
  • lack of agreement
  • difference of opinion
“there was no dissent from this view”
Eluded (Verb) escape from or avoid (a danger, enemy, or pursuer), typically in a skilful or cunning way.
  • evade
  • avoid
  • get away from
“he tried to elude the security men by sneaking through a back door”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Apparent (Adjective) clearly visible or understood; obvious.
  • evident
  • plain
  • obvious
“for no apparent reason she laughed”
Shimmering (Verb) shine with a soft, slightly wavering light.
  • glint
  • glisten
  • flicker
“the sea shimmered in the sunlight”
Sanctity (Noun) the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
  • holiness
  • godliness
  • sacredness
”the site of the tomb was a place of sanctity for the ancient Egyptians”
Innocuous (Adjective) not harmful or offensive.
  • harmless
  • safe
  • non-dangerous
“it was an innocuous question”
Repression (Noun) the action of subduing someone or something by force.
  • suppression
  • quelling
  • quashing
“students sparked off events that ended in brutal repression”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Esoteric (Adjective) mysterious, obscure
  • abstruse
  • mystical
“The medical research was so esoteric that only a few physicians could actually understand the results”
Conjoin (Verb) join; combine.
  • adjin
  • affix
  • associate
  • bind
“America’s rise in rates was conjoined with higher rates elsewhere”
Stash (Verb) store (something) safely in a hidden or secret place.
  • bury
  • conceal
  • disguise
  • smuggle
“Stash old plastic or paper shopping bags near the rubbish or garbage bin and then you can re-cycle them as bin liners”
Environ (Verb) surround; enclose.
  • encircle
  • envelop
  • cloak
  • swathe
“The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil”
Subterranean (Adjective) secret; concealed.
  • covert
  • subversive
  • sunken
  • private
“The robbers are digging a subterranean path that will allow them to enter the bank from underneath the vault’s floor”

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