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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 327

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 327

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mounting (Verb) climb up (stairs, a hill, or other rising surface).
  • go up
  • ascend
  • climb
“he mounted the steps”
Revoked (Verb) officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise).
  • cancel
  • repeal
  • rescind
“the men appealed and the sentence was revoked”
Proclivity (Noun) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
  • liking
  • inclination
  • tendency
“a proclivity for hard work”
Snub (Noun) rebuff, ignore, or spurn disdainfully.
  • insult
  • slight
  • affront
“he snubbed faculty members and students alike”
Adverse (Adjective) preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.
  • unfavourable
  • disadvantageous
  • inauspicious
“taxes are having an adverse effect on production”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Deportation (Noun) the action of deporting a foreigner from a country.
  • expulsion
  • expelling
  • banishment
“asylum seekers facing deportation”
Whimsical (Adjective) playfully quaint or fanciful, especially in an appealing and amusing way.
  • fanciful
  • playful
  • mischievous
“a whimsical sense of humour”
Peril (Noun) serious and immediate danger.
  • danger
  • jeopardy
  • risk
“you could well place us both in peril”
Robust (Adjective) strong and healthy; vigorous.
  • strong
  • vigorous
  • sturdy
“the Caplan family are a robust lot”
Bleak (Noun) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
  • bare
  • exposed
  • desolate
“a bleak and barren moor”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Turmoil (Noun) a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • disorder
  • clutter
  • chaos
  • mess
“His mind was in a state of constant turmoil”
Sanctity (Noun) the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
  • sacredness
  • divinity
“Numerous miracles were proof of his sanctity”
Wrath (Noun) extreme anger
  • rage
  • anger
  • fury
  • outrage
“Jane braved the wrath of her parents by refusing to marry the man they had chosen”
Plea (Noun) a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.
  • appeal
  • entreaty
“The man-made no plea for relief”

Predicament (Noun) a difficult, unpleasant, or embarrassing situation.
  • dilemma
  • quandary
  • crisis
“Many aspirants find themselves in the predicament of not being able to afford to coach”

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