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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 40

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 40

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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.
Echelon (Noun) A level or rank in
an organization, a profession,
or society.
  • Status
  • Rank
  • Grade
  • Stratum
The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.
Hurl (Verb) Throw or impel
(someone or something)
with great force.
  • Fling
  • Cast
  • Project
  • Propel
Pitchers will hurl the baseball at the catchers in a baseball game which will usually get clocked at a 100 miles per hour.
Mingle (Verb) Mix or cause to mix together.
  • Blend
  • Alloy
  • Admix
  • Coalesce
The spies decided to mingle in with the crowd and see if they could find the killer.
Nexus (Noun) A connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
  • Junction
  • Intersection
  • Link
  • Linkage
Along with examining the major political issues of the day, his new column will focus on the increasingly controversial nexus between business and politics.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perambulate (Verb) To travel by foot for exercise or pleasure
  • Saunter
  • Stroll
  • Tramp
  • Meander
They decided to take a short cut and perambulate over the large hill.
Redact (Verb) Edit (text)
for publication.
  • Correct
  • Rectify
  • Repair
  • Fix
Some of the conclusions in the report have been redacted.
Stodgy (Adjective) Dull and uninspired; lacking originality or excitement
  • Uninteresting
  • Dreary
  • Uninspired
  • Monotonous
Most of my students used informal, asymmetrical balance, as formal balance can seem stodgy and dull.
Supine (Adjective) Failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence.
  • Spineless
  • Pliant
  • Submissive
  • Inactive
My brother-in-law is a lazy fellow who will sleep with his head up in a supine position all day long.
Woo (Verb) Seek the favor, support, or custom of.
  • Chase
  • Pursue
  • Ingratiate
Political parties have roped in Bollywood stars only to woo the young.