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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 32

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 32

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Assert (Verb) State a fact
or belief confidently
and forcefully.
  • Declare
  • Maintain
  • Contend
  • Argue
  • State
  • Claim
It was difficult for the shy young woman to assert herself in class.
Conflate (Verb) Combine (two or more sets
of information, texts,
ideas, etc.) into one.
  • Amalgamate
  • Consolidate
  • Converge
  • Fuse
  • Unify
To conflate art
and science, teachers must design activities
that blend the two.
Encrust (Verb) Cover or decorate (something) with a hard surface layer.
  • Cover
  • Fill
  • Stuff
The mussels encrust
navigation buoys.
Evangelical (Adjective) Of or according to the teaching of the gospel or the Christian religion.
  • Scriptural
  • Biblical
  • Bible-believing
  • Fundamentalist
  • Orthodox
He delivered his speech with evangelical fervour.
Feud (Noun) A Prolonged
and bitter quarrel
or dispute.
  • Altercation
  • Conflict
  • Discord
  • Dispute
There is a long standing feud between mine and my cousin’s families, which is why neither of us will attend the other family’s weddings.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fragile (Adjective) (of an object) easily broken or damaged.
  • Breakable
  • Brittle
  • Frangible
  • Frail
  • Dainty
The toys were so fragile my dog destroyed them within minutes.
Miraculous (Adjective) Of the nature of a miracle or having the power to work miracles.
  • Supernatural
  • Preternatural
  • Superhuman
  • Inexplicable
  • Unaccountable
It was a miraculous talk with a stranger that stopped Jim from ending his life.
Obfuscate (Verb) Make obscure, unclear, or unintelligible.
  • Obscure
  • Confuse
  • Blur
  • Muddle
Because I am a sympathetic teacher,
I avoid using language which will
obfuscate my students.
Resuscitate (Verb) Make (something) active or vigorous again.
  • Revive
  • Resurrect
  • Restore
  • Regenerate
  • Revitalize
Although we tried, we could not resuscitate the puppy who got hit by the speeding car.
Surreal (Adjective) Having the qualities of surrealism; bizarre.
  • Unreal
  • Bizarre
  • Unusual
  • Weird
  • Strange
The program’s surreal story line was not popular at all with fans of reality television.