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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 353

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 353

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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 353 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
Orchestrate (verb) plan or coordinate the elements of (a situation) to produce the desired effect.
  • organize
  • arrange
  • put together
  • plan
“Did you believe that she orchestrates the entire event?”
Coercive (Adjective) relating to or using force or threats.
  • authoritarian
  • imperious
  • high-handed
“The president relied on the coercive powers of the military”
Articulate (Verb) pronounce (something) clearly and distinctly.
  • enunciate
  • pronounce
  • express
  • eloquent
  • fluent
“He is polished, charming, articulate and an excellent negotiator”
Combat (Noun) fighting between armed forces.
  • fight
  • battle
  • struggle
“The police are planning sterner measures to combat”
Perilous (Adjective) exposed to imminent risk of disaster or ruin.
  • dangerous
  • hazardous
  • risky
  • precarious
“The migratory birds fly to Turkey and attempt the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Europe”

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