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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 308

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 308

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reinforced (Verb) strengthen or support (an object or substance), especially with additional material.
  • strengthen
  • fortify
  • bolster up
“the helmet has been reinforced with a double layer of cork”
Outsmarts (Verb) defeat or get the better of (someone) by being clever or cunning.
  • outwit
  • out-think
  • outmanoeuvre
“the hero is invariably outsmarted by the heroine”
Façade (Noun) a deceptive outward appearance.
  • show
  • front
  • appearance
“her flawless public facade masked private despair”
Discordant (Adjective) disagreeing or incongruous.
  • in disagreement
  • at variance
  • at odds
“the operative principle of democracy is a balance of discordant qualities”
Flaking (Verb) come or fall away from a surface in flakes.
  • peel off
  • peel
  • chip
“the paint had been flaking off for years”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Spurt (Noun) gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.
  • squirt
  • shoot
  • spray
“he cut his finger, and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes”
Sagacious (Adjective) having or showing keen mental discernment and good judgement; wise or shrewd.
  • wise
  • clever
  • intelligent
“they were sagacious enough to avoid any outright confrontation”
Anomaly (Noun) something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
  • oddity
  • peculiarity
  • abnormality
“there are a number of anomalies in the present system”
Spurred (Verb) give an incentive or encouragement to (someone).
  • encourage
  • prompt
  • propel
“her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”
Tedium (Noun) the state or quality of being tedious.
  • monotony
  • monotonousness
  • tediousness
“the tedium of car journeys”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abolition (Noun) the action of abolishing a system, practice, or institution.
  • cancellation
  • destruction
  • dissolution
“Elijah Lovejoy, an Illinois abolition editor, was killed by a mob”
Inexorable (Adjective) Impossible to stop or prevent
  • intransigent
  • unbending
“Her inexorable discipline soon made the shivali a model for the rest of her team”
Drub (Verb) hit or beat (someone) repeatedly.
  • thrash
  • trounce
  • spank
  • beat
“Continuing to drub the victim with his fist, the attacker didn’t stop until the police showed up”
Savvy (Noun) shrewdness and practical knowledge; the ability to make good judgements.
  • shrewdness
  • acumen
  • acuity
  • sagacity
“When the savvy investor sold his stock before its value dropped, he made a very profitable transaction”
Paragon (Noun) a person or thing viewed as a model of excellence.
  • epitome
  • standard
  • ideal
  • embodiment
“As a paragon of purity, a nun would never dress inappropriately”

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