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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 343

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 343

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Legacy (Noun) an amount of money or property left to someone in a will.
  • bequest
  • inheritance
  • heritage
“my grandmother died and unexpectedly left me a small legacy”
Catapulted (Verb) hurl or launch (something) with or as if with a catapult.
  • propel
  • launch
  • hurl
“the explosion catapulted the car 30 yards along the road”
Embroiled (Verb) involve (someone) deeply in an argument, conflict, or difficult situation.
  • involve
  • entangle
  • ensnare
“the organization is currently embroiled in running battles with pressure groups”
Splinter (Noun) a small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece.
  • sliver
  • shiver
  • chip
“a splinter of ice”
Assertion (Noun) a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
  • declaration
  • contention
  • statement
“his assertion that his father had deserted the family”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Detrimental (Adjective) tending to cause harm.
  • harmful
  • damaging
  • injurious
“recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people”
Ethos (Noun) the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.
  • spirit
  • character
  • atmosphere
“a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s”
Ponder (Verb) think about (something) carefully, especially before making a decision or reaching a conclusion.
  • think about
  • give thought to
  • consider
“I pondered the question of what clothes to wear for the occasion”
Dereliction (Noun) the state of having been abandoned and become dilapidated.
  • dilapidation
  • disrepair
  • decrepitude
“a 15th-century farmhouse has been saved from dereliction”
Detained (Verb) keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
  • delay
  • hold up
  • make late
“she made to open the door, but he detained her”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fledgling (Verb) a person or organization that is immature, inexperienced, or underdeveloped.
  • emerging
  • emergent
  • arising
“the country’s fledgling democracy”
Conceded (Verb) admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • admit
  • acknowledge
  • accept
“I had to concede that I’d overreacted”
Intricate (Adjective) very complicated or detailed.
  • complex
  • complicated
  • convoluted
“an intricate network of canals”
Illicit (Noun) forbidden by law, rules, or custom.
  • illegal
  • unlawful
  • illegitimate
“illicit drugs”
Moratorium (Noun) a temporary prohibition of an activity.
  • embargo
  • ban
  • prohibition
“a moratorium on the use of drift nets”

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