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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 360

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 360

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Catastrophe (Noun) an event causing great and usually sudden damage or suffering; a disaster.
  • disaster
  • calamity
  • cataclysm
“An environmental catastrophe”
Frayed (Verb) unravel or become worn at the edge, typically through constant rubbing.
  • unravel
  • wear
“Cheap fabric soon frays”
Galvanising (Verb) shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
  • jolt
  • shock
  • startle
“The urgency of his voice galvanized them into action”
Compliance (Noun) excessive acquiescence.
  • acquiescence
  • agreement
  • assent
“The appalling compliance with government views shown by the commission”
Culminated (Verb) reach a climax or point of highest development.
  • peak
  • climax
  • reach a pinnacle
“Weeks of violence culminated in the brutal murder of a magistrate”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scramble (Verb) make one’s way quickly or awkwardly up a steep gradient or over rough ground by using one’s hands as well as one’s feet.
  • clamber
  • climb
  • crawl
“We scrambled over the damp boulders”
Tenuous (Adjective) very weak or slight.
  • slight
  • insubstantial
  • flimsy
“The tenuous link between interest rates and investment”
Contingent (Noun) subject to chance.
  • chance
  • accidental
  • fortuitous
“The contingent nature of the job”
Hapless (Adjective) unfortunate.
  • unlucky
  • luckless
  • out of luck
“The hapless victims of the disaster”
Surmised (Verb) suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
  • guess
  • conjecture
  • suspect
“He surmised that something must be wrong”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Solidarity (Noun) union or fellowship arising from common responsibilities and interests, between classes, peoples, etc.
  • agreement
  • consensus
  • support
  • teamwork
“No solidarity of advancement exists in the species as a whole”
Egalitarian (Noun) a person who adheres to equality beliefs.
  • democratic
  • equitable
  • even-handed
“Indians pride themselves on an egalitarian society open to all”
Arduous (Adjective) Involving or requiring strenuous effort
  • Difficult
  • hard
  • heavy
“It was not an arduous task as it seemed to be”
Gratis (Adjective) Given or done nothing: free
  • free of charge
  • free
“government is planning to provide a gratis food to poor people”
Bagatelle (Noun) A thing of little importance
  • Frippery
  • Nothing
“I would like to point out that that sum is a mere bagatelle of the whole revenue”

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