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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 356

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 356

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Protracted (Adjective) lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • expanded
  • lasting
  • prolonged
  • sustained
“Three years of long and protracted negotiations characterized the proposals for an indoor-events arena”
Conflate (Verb) combine (two or more sets of information, texts, ideas, etc.) into one.
  • amalgamate
  • converge
  • unify
  • fuse
“To conflate art and science, teachers must design activities that blend the two”
Confabulate (Verb) to talk informally
  • cackle
  • chat
  • patter
  • schmooze
“Guests gathered in the hallway to confabulate about the weather and make small talk”
Splendid (Adjective) excellent, or beautiful and impressive
  • excellent
  • amazing
“It is a splendid and challenging book which seeks answers to large questions in interesting cultural and psychological agendas”
Arctic (Adjective) extremely cold
  • cold
  • freezing
“Arctic air stung New England with freezing temperatures”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scalding (Adjective) If a liquid is scalding, it is extremely hot
  • blazing
  • blistering
“Against her will, hot scalding tears burst from her eyes and down her cheeks”
Subjugate (Verb) to treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs
  • conquer
  • enslave
“Reporters must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance”
Sprightly (Adjective) (especially of old people) energetic and in good health
  • agile
  • bouncy
“The 14th century saw the beginning of a new literature of travel in sprightly and informing travelogues”
Exorbitant (Adjective) (of prices and demands) much too large
  • enormous
  • outrageous
“The interest charged on most credit cards is exorbitant”
Bestow (Verb) to give something as an honor or present
  • award
  • grant
“The country’s highest medal was bestowed upon him for heroism”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Downbeat (Adjective) pessimistic or gloomy.
  • despondent
  • depressed
  • dejected
  • distrustful
“In addition, the film’s relentlessly downbeat tone creates a dark emotional backdrop”
Backstop (Noun) an emergency precaution or last resort.
  • safeguard
  • preventive measure
  • insurance
“They want the Democrats to act as a backstop for this wild nonsense”
Carcass (Noun) the dead body of an animal.
  • corpse
  • cadaver
  • remains
  • relics
“There were a couple of dead animal carcasses on the ground as well”
Plague (Noun) to constantly bother or distress
  • curse
  • epidemic
“The scandal will surely plague the politician’s career for years to come”
Thrall (Noun) the state of being under the control of another person
  • servitude
  • slavery
“After experiencing oppression at the thrall of Great Britain, the colonists decided to take action against the giant country in order to make decisions for themselves”

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