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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 337

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 337

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Subdued (Adjective) quiet and rather reflective or depressed.
  • somber
  • low-spirited
  • downcast
“I felt strangely subdued as I drove home”
Simmer (Verb) stay just below boiling point while bubbling gently.
  • boil gently
  • not quite boil
  • cook gently
“the goulash was simmering slowly in the oven”
Mayhem (Noun) violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
  • chaos
  • disorder
  • confusion
“complete mayhem broke out”
Horrendous (Adjective) extremely unpleasant, horrifying, or terrible.
  • horrible
  • dreadful
  • horrifying
“she suffered horrendous injuries”
Wringing (Verb) obtain (something) with difficulty or effort.
  • extract
  • elicit
  • force
“few concessions were wrung from the government”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perused (Verb) examine carefully or at length.
  • read
  • study
  • scrutinize
“Laura perused a Caravaggio”
Bizarre (Adjective) very strange or unusual.
  • strange
  • peculiar
  • odd
“a bizarre situation”
Blatant (Adjective) done openly and unashamedly.
  • flagrant
  • glaring
  • obvious
“blatant lies”
Abdication (Noun) an act of abdicating or renouncing the throne.
  • resignation
  • retirement
  • relinquishment
“Edward VIII did not marry until after his abdication”
Decrying (Verb) publicly denounce.
  • denounce
  • condemn
  • criticize
“they decried human rights abuses”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Disruption (Noun) disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.
  • disturbance
  • disordering
  • disarrangement
“the scheme was planned to minimize disruption”
Diminished (Verb) make or become less.
  • decrease
  • decline
  • reduce
“the new law is expected to diminish the government’s chances”
Subsistence (Noun) the action or fact of maintaining or supporting oneself, especially at a minimal level.
  • maintenance
  • keep
  • upkeep
”the minimum income needed for subsistence”
Imperative (Adjective) of vital importance; crucial.
  • vitally important
  • of vital importance
  • all-important
“immediate action was imperative”
Mitigate (Verb) make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
  • alleviate
  • reduce
  • diminish
“drainage schemes have helped to mitigate this problem”

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