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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 348

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 348

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scrutiny (Noun) critical observation or examination.
  • careful examination
  • inspection
  • survey
“Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”
Robust (Adjective) strong and healthy; vigorous.
  • strong
  • vigorous
  • sturdy
“The Caplan family are a robust lot”
Affluent (Adjective) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
  • wealthy
  • rich
  • prosperous
“The affluent societies of the western world”
Deterrent (Noun) a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
  • disincentive
  • discouragement
  • dissuasion
“Cameras are a major deterrent to crime”
Untenable (Adjective) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
  • indefensible
  • undefendable
  • unarguable
“This argument is clearly untenable”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ambit (Noun) the scope, extent, or bounds of something.
  • scope
  • extent
  • bounds
“A full discussion of this complex issue was beyond the ambit of one book”
Defection (Noun) the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.
  • desertion
  • absconding
  • decamping
“His defection from the Labour Party”
Intriguing (Verb) arousing one’s curiosity or interest; fascinating.
  • interest
  • be of interest to
  • fascinate
“An intriguing story”
Morsel (Noun) a small piece or amount of food; a mouthful.
  • mouthful
  • bite
  • nibble
“Juliet pushed a morsel of toast into her mouth”
Annihilating (Verb) destroy utterly; obliterate.
  • destroy
  • wipe out
  • obliterate
“A simple bomb of this type could annihilate them all”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pandemic (Noun) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
  • widespread
  • prevalent
  • pervasive
“The WHO announces COVID-19 as pandemic”
Prudent (Adjective) acting with or showing care and thought for the future.
  • wise
  • well judged
  • judicious
“No prudent money manager would authorize a loan without first knowing its purpose”
Incapacitated (Verb) prevent from functioning in a normal way.
  • disabled
  • debilitated
  • indisposed
“He was incapacitated by a heart attack”
Malaise (Noun) a general feeling of discomfort, illness, or unease whose exact cause is difficult to identify.
  • unhappiness
  • restlessness
  • uneasiness
“A general air of malaise”
Stringent (Adjective) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • strict
  • firm
  • rigid
“Stringent guidelines on air pollution”

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