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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 352

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 352

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Curbed (Verb)

restrain or keep in check.
  • restrain
  • hold back
  • keep back
“she promised she would curb her temper”
Sceptical (Adjective)

not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
  • dubious
  • doubtful
  • having reservations
“the public were deeply sceptical about some of the proposals”
Arcane (Adjective)

understood by few; mysterious or secret.
  • mysterious
  • secret
  • hidden
“arcane procedures for electing people”
Alleged (Adjective)

said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
  • supposed
  • so-called
  • claimed
“the alleged conspirators”
Cognisance (Noun)

knowledge or awareness.
  • awareness
  • notice
  • knowledge
“the Renaissance cognizance of Greece was limited”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Redress (Verb)

remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation).
  • rectify
  • correct
  • put/set/make right
“the power to redress the grievances of our citizens”
Detention (Noun)

the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
  • custody
  • imprisonment
  • confinement
“the fifteen people arrested were still in police detention”
Delegation (Noun)

a body of delegates or representatives; a deputation.
  • deputation
  • delegacy
  • legation
”a delegation of teachers”
Staggered (Verb)

walk or move unsteadily, as if about to fall.
  • lurch
  • walk unsteadily
  • reel
“he staggered to his feet, swaying a little”
Subterfuge (Noun)

deceit used in order to achieve one’s goal.
  • trickery
  • intrigue
  • deviousness
“he had to use subterfuge and bluff on many occasions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Verdict (Noun)

a decision on an issue of fact in a civil or criminal case or an inquest.
  • decision
  • resolution
  • pronouncement
  • conclusion
“The board returned a unanimous guilty verdict”
Underscore (Verb)

underline (something).
  • stress
  • accentuate
  • highlight
“The data accumulated by the Bureau of Labour Statistics underscore this phenomenon”
Inherent (Adjective)

existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
  • innate
  • intrinsic
  • natural
  • inborn
  • ingrained
“I’m afraid the problems you mention are inherent in the system”
Precedent (Adjective)

preceding in time, order, or importance.
  • model
  • example
  • preceding
“The judgment on pension rights has established a precedent”
Commend (Verb)

praise formally or officially.
  • applaud
  • recommend
“We should commend good people and good deeds”

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