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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 351

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 351

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Antithesis (Noun) a person or thing that is the direct opposite of someone or something else.
  • antipode
  • contra
  • contradictory
“He was only misled by his love of antithesis into a hasty and illogical remark”
Pandemic (Adjective) (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.
  • broad
  • catholic
  • common
“Uranian Aphrodite was distinguished from her Pandemic sister by chastened lust-repelling loveliness”
Epidemic (Noun) a widespread occurrence of an infectious disease in a community at a particular time.
  • contagious
  • endemic
  • infectious
“Then, too, when our artist friend was with us we were in the grasp of an epidemic of cholera”
Troop (Noun) soldiers or armed forces.
  • army
  • contingent
  • crew
  • delegation
“Gen. Marion had rallied a troop there, and checked the pursuit”
Dominion (Noun) sovereignty or control.
  • bailiwick
  • command
  • commission
“John had been under her dominion, and proceeded to persuade her”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Opacity (Noun) the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.
  • darkness
  • murkiness
  • obscurity
“The cause of this opacity is generally quick boiling while the meat is in”
Isolation (Noun) the process or fact of isolating or being isolated.
  • confine
  • detach
  • disconnect
“Like Hermione, he wished to isolate Vere, to preserve her as she was in character”
Finality (Noun) the fact or impression of being final and irreversible.
  • certitude
  • completeness
  • decisiveness
“The stolen goods were found in her locker, Gilder declared in a tone of finality”
Downtrodden (Adjective) oppressed or treated badly by people in power.
  • distressed
  • exploited
  • needy
“In the first place, she was a poor, downtrodden woman; in the second, she was their broker”
Revamp (Verb) give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.
  • clean
  • overhaul
  • refurbish
“She would learn how to keep her own bank-account and revamp her arithmetic”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Languid (Adjective) (of a person, manner, or gesture) having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort.
  • relaxed
  • unhurried
“The heat makes Helen languid and quiet”
Harnessed (Verb) put a harness on (a horse or other draught animal).
  • saddle
  • yoke
“The team was harnessed and ready to go”
Subtler (Adjective) clever at attaining one’s ends by indirect and often deceptive means
  • artful
  • beguiling
  • cagey
  • crafty
  • cunning
“There have been many subtler, more original and more systematic thinkers about the conditions of the social union”
Stultify (Verb) cause to lose enthusiasm and initiative, especially as a result of a tedious or restrictive routine.
  • hamper
  • impede
  • obstruct
  • thwart
  • suppress
  • smother
“By referencing actual statistics, he was able to stultify his opponent’s argument”
Proffer (Verb) to put before another for acceptance or consideration
  • extend
  • offer
  • tender
  • propose
  • give in
“It is the ultimate manifestation of the marketplace of ideas; the more people who proffer their ideas to the world, the better the outcome will be for us all”

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