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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 330

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 330

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mayhem (Noun) violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
  • chaos
  • disorder
  • confusion
“complete mayhem broke out”
Snuffed (Verb) extinguish (a candle or flame).
  • extinguish
  • put out
  • douse
“a breeze snuffed out the candle”
Staggering (Noun) astonish or deeply shock.
  • astonish
  • amaze
  • nonplus
“I was staggered to find it was six o’clock”
Inured (Verb) accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
  • harden
  • toughen
  • season
“these children have been inured to violence”
Probe (Noun) a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.
  • investigation
  • inquiry
  • examination
“a probe into city hall corruption”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reiterated (Verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • say again
  • restate
“she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”
Apathetic (Adjective) showing or feeling no interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
  • uninterested
  • indifferent
  • unconcerned
“an apathetic electorate”
Bereavement (Noun) the action or condition of being bereaved.
  • loss
  • deprivation
  • dispossession
”there is no right way to experience bereavement”
Liable (Adjective) responsible by law; legally answerable.
  • responsible
  • legally responsible
“the credit-card company is liable for any breach of contract”
Baulked (Verb) hesitate or be unwilling to accept an idea or undertaking.
  • eschew
  • resistrefuse to
“he balked at such a drastic solution”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Leash (Noun) a restraint (Noun)
  • control
  • restraint
  • check
  • curb
  • suppress
  • chain
“I managed to hold my anger in leash until she had gone”
Conceive (Verb) create (an embryo) by fertilizing an egg.
  • devise
  • create
  • invent
  • invent
  • imagine
  • design
“He couldn’t conceive of a time when he would have no job”
Subsequent (Adjective) coming after something in time; following.
  • following
  • consequent
“The story will be continued in subsequent parts of the series”
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”
Laxity (Noun) lack of strictness or care.
  • negligence
  • indifference
“The company must maintain strict discipline and allow no laxity”

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