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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 357

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 357

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Maladies (Noun) a disease or ailment.
  • illness
  • sickness
  • ailment
“An incurable malady”
Detrimental (Adjective) tending to cause harm.
  • harmful
  • damaging
  • injurious
“Recent policies have been detrimental to the interests of many old people”
Affliction (Noun) a cause of pain or harm.
  • disorder
  • disease
  • malady
“A crippling affliction of the nervous system”
Nonchalance (Noun) the state of being nonchalant.
  • calmness
  • coolness
  • insouciance
“An air of nonchalance”
Stiffer (Adjective) not easily bent or changed in shape; rigid.
  • rigid
  • hard
  • firm
“A stiff black collar”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Looming (Verb) (of an event regarded as threatening) seem about to happen.
  • be imminent
  • be on the horizon
  • impend
“There is a crisis looming”
Alleviate (Verb) make (suffering, deficiency, or a problem) less severe.
  • reduce
  • ease
  • relieve
“He couldn’t prevent her pain, only alleviate it”
Exhorted (Verb) strongly encourage or urge (someone) to do something.
  • urge
  • encourage
  • call on
”I exhorted her to be a good child”
Semblance (Noun) the outward appearance or apparent form of something, especially when the reality is different.
  • appearance
  • outward appearance
  • approximation
“She tried to force her thoughts back into some semblance of order”
Clamour (Noun) a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
  • din
  • racket
  • loud noise
“The questions rose to a clamour”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Devolve (Verb) transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration.
  • depute
  • assign
  • consign
  • entrust
“The State Government devolving its powers on local self-governments is not to be criticized”
Expunge (Verb) obliterate or remove completely (something unwanted or unpleasant).
  • eradicate
  • eliminate
  • abolish
  • annihilate
“Time and the weather have expunged any evidence that a thriving community once existed here”
Untrammeled (Adjective) not deprived of freedom of action or expression; not restricted or hampered.
  • unobstructed
  • unhampered
  • unrestrained
  • unfettered
“My mother always encourages me to let my untrammeled dreams run wild”
Pander (Verb) gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste)
  • indulge
  • gratify
  • satisfy
  • yield
“She tries to hold on to as much genuine stuff as she can while pandering to fancier tastes”
Bloc (Noun) a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
  • association
  • coalition
  • federation
  • confederation
“The parliamentary members tended to coalesce in blocs, which were alliances in support of particular philosophies”



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