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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 358

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 358

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mitigate (verb) make (something bad) less severe, serious, or painful.
  • appease
  • calm
  • cool
“For good or evil, the great towns are here, and we can but mitigate”
Convict (verb) declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
  • captive
  • felon
  • prisoner
“If they could convict Lesurques upon such evidence, why not also convict Guesno on it?”
Facet (Noun) a particular aspect or feature of something.
  • angle
  • appearance
  • character
  • feature
“The yoga philosophy maintains that the breath is the most important facet of health”
Incipient (Adjective) in the beginning stages.
  • nascent
  • basic
  • beginning
  • commencing
  • elementary
“He, too, was found to be suffering from incipient tuberculosis”
Stint (Noun) a limited period of work or a limited time in a specific job or profession.
  • assignment
  • duty
  • job
  • spell
  • stretch
“I want to finish this stint, so as to have the afternoon off”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Erode (Verb) to eat into or away; destroy by slow consumption or disintegration.
  • corrode
  • destroy
  • abrade
  • bite
  • consume
“Just building up the ground is not the best way because it will erode over time”
Incumbent (adjective) lying, resting, or pressing with its weight on something else
  • binding
  • necessary
  • compelling
  • urgent
“Upon the duty incumbent upon all thinkers to investigate for themselves rather than to accept the authority of others”
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”
Jolt (Verb) push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
  • disturb
  • jar
“His statement jolted me in my mind”
Reiterate (Verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • retell
  • restate
“She reiterated that she needs help”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Allure (Noun) the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating.
  • lure
  • enticement
“People for whom gold holds no allure”
Promulgate (Verb) promote or make widely known (an idea or cause).
  • spread
  • communicate
“The objectives have to be promulgated within the organization”
Broach (Verb) raise (a difficult subject) for discussion.
  • raise
  • introduce
“He broached the subject he had been avoiding all evening”
Redundant (Adjective) not or no longer needed or useful; superfluous.
  • unessential
  • needless
“Her words always seem redundant to me as she repeats everything”
Cite (Verb) refer to (a passage, book, or author) as evidence for or justification of an argument or statement, especially in a scholarly work.
  • quote
  • reproduce
“Authors who are highly regarded by their peers tend to be cited”



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