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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 361

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 361

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mustered (Verb) assemble (troops), especially for inspection or in preparation for battle.
  • assemble
  • bring together
  • call together
“17,000 men had been mustered on Haldon Hill”
Nebulous (Adjective) in the form of a cloud or haze; hazy.
  • indistinct
  • indefinite
  • unclear
“A giant nebulous glow”
Charred (Verb) partially burn so as to blacken the surface.
  • scorch
  • burn
  • singe
“A region charred by bush fires”
Inevitable (Adjective) certain to happen; unavoidable.
  • unavoidable
  • inescapable
  • bound to happen
“War was inevitable”
Conspicuous (Adjective) attracting notice or attention.
  • easily seen
  • clear
  • visible
“He showed conspicuous bravery”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rampant (Adjective) flourishing or spreading unchecked.
  • uncontrolled
  • unrestrained
  • unchecked
“Political violence was rampant”
Negotiable (Adjective) open to discussion or modification.
  • flexible
  • open to modification
“The price was not negotiable”
Hazardous(Adjective) risky; dangerous.
  • dangerous
  • risky
  • unsafe
”We work in hazardous conditions”
Prosecute (Verb) institute legal proceedings in respect of (a claim or offence).
  • accuse
  • cite
  • summons
“The state’s attorney’s office seemed to decide that this was a case worth prosecuting”
Penal (Adjective) extremely severe.
  • exorbitant
  • extortionate
  • excessive
“Avoid borrowing at penal rates of interest”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Carnage (Noun) that which is left after an extremely violent event such as a massacre
  • crime
  • bloodshed
“We banned our child from playing his favorite video game because of the violence and carnage it contained”
Arrant (Adjective) used to say how bad something is.
  • utter
  • absolute
  • complete
  • thorough
“Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them”
Denizen (Noun) a person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
  • inhabitant
  • occupant
  • resident
  • tenant
“The author of Atlanta’s latest guidebook is a longtime denizen of the city who knows all the best places to visit”
Resort (Verb) turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
  • expedient
  • recourse
  • makeshift
  • substitute
“Excluded from parliament by the fatal error of his youth, he was compelled to resort to indirect means of working out his plans by influencing public men”
Splurge (Verb) to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • squander
  • fling
  • dissipate
  • disburse
“I feel like splurging on a new dress”

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