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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 323

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 323

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Spur (Verb) give an incentive or encouragement to (someone)
  • urge
  • encourage
  • motivate
“On the spur of the moment, we all decided to hold a dance party”
Unscathed (adjective) without suffering any injury, damage, or harm.
  • intact
  • safe
  • unscarred
  • secure
“It was strange how the fire destroyed most of the city but left the church unscathed”
Pragmatism (noun) the quality of dealing with a problem in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist, rather than following fixed theories, ideas, or rules.
  • prudence
  • expediency
  • sensibleness
  • practicality
“The bumper payday was partly a result of pragmatism and caution rather than grand design”
Parry (Verb) answer (a question or accusation) evasively.
  • evade
  • sidestep
  • avoid
  • dodge
“Before Mary walked away, she tried to parry Ann’s insult with one of her own”
Plucky (adjective) having or showing determined courage in the face of difficulties.
  • courageous
  • intrepid
  • valiant
  • valorous
“His plucky attitude made him a great candidate for police officer training academy”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Proliferation (Noun) rapid increase in the number or amount of something
  • generation
  • propagation
“The proliferation of technology over the last 100 years has happened so quickly and caused many societal changes”
Aberration (Noun) a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
  • anomaly
  • deviation
  • divergence
  • abnormality
  • irregularity
“A person with one blue eye and one green eye is said to have a genetic aberration”
Emblazon (verb) conspicuously inscribe or display a design on.
  • decorate
  • embellish
“My crafty sister-in-law was able to emblazon my t-shirt with a glittery monogram”
Proclivity (Noun) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
  • liking
  • inclination
  • tendency
  • leaning
“His proclivity for cooking made him a big hit in the homeowner’s association”
Reminisce (Verb) indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.
  • recall
  • remind
“As soon as the veterans get together, they reminisce about their service days”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Explicitly (Adverb) in a clear and detailed manner, leaving no room for confusion or doubt.
  • definitely
  • specifically
“These facts were nowhere explicitly stated”
Pluralist (Noun) an advocate of a system in which two or more states, groups, principles, sources of authority, etc., coexist.
  • multi-party
  • diverse
  • multiplicity
“A pluralist society allows its members to freely express their beliefs”
Peg (Verb) fix, secure, or mark with a peg or pegs.
  • pin
  • nail
  • fasten
  • secure
“I’ll peg out the clothes before I go to work”
Integrate (Verb) combine (one thing) with another to form a whole
  • accommodate
  • blend
“The data administrator is going to integrate the databases so we can work in one system instead of two”
Substantive (Adjective) having a separate and independent existence.
  • substantial
  • material
  • significant
  • essential
“The report concluded that no substantive changes were necessary”

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