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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 325

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 325

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prudence (Noun) the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
  • wisdom
  • judgement
  • good judgement
“we need to exercise prudence in such important matters”
Turmoil (Noun) a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • confusion
  • upheaval(s)
  • turbulence
“the country was in turmoil”
Aghast (Adjective) filled with horror or shock.
  • horrified
  • appalled
  • astounded
“she winced, aghast at his cruelty”
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”
Contingency (Noun) a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
  • eventuality
  • (chance) event
  • incident
“a detailed contract which attempts to provide for all possible contingencies”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Cascading (Verb) pour downwards rapidly and in large quantities.
  • pour
  • gush
  • surge
“water was cascading down the stairs”
Staggered (Verb) walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
  • lurch
  • walk unsteadily
  • reel
“he staggered to his feet, swaying a little”
Demolished (Verb) pull or knock down (a building).
  • knock down
  • pull down
  • tear down
“the house was demolished to make way for the shopping centre”
Enshrined (Verb) preserve (a right, tradition, or idea) in a form that ensures it will be protected and respected.
  • set down
  • set out
  • spell out
“the right of all workers to strike was enshrined in the new constitution”
Inherent (Adjective) existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
  • intrinsic
  • innate
  • immanent
“any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Attune (Verb) Bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship
  • adapt
  • acclimatize
“A new parent has to attune to a baby’s schedule and personality”
Irrefutable (Adjective) Impossible to disapprove or deny.
  • unquestionable
  • incontrovertible
“I had to admit her argument had an irrefutable logic to it”
Demenor (Noun) Behavior towards others.
  • attitude
  • appearance
“When playing poker, don’t let your demeanor give away how good your cards are”
Beacon (Noun) a light or other visible object serving as a signal, warning, or guide at sea, on an airfield, etc.
  • bonfire
  • smoke
“There stands on the shore the familiar beacon of the Cloch”
Surreptitiously (Adverb) In a way that attempts to avoid notice or attention; secretively.
  • restricted
  • hidden
“He made a surreptitious recording with a concealed hand-held machine”

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