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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 49

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 49

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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.
Backstop (Noun) An emergency precaution or last resort.
  • Safeguard
  • Preventive measure
  • Insurance
They want the Democrats to act as a backstop for this wild nonsense.
Carcass (Noun) The dead body of an animal.
  • Corpse
  • Cadaver
  • Remains
  • Relics
There were a couple of dead animal carcasses on the ground as well.
Downbeat (Adjective) Pessimistic or gloomy.
  • Despondent
  • Depressed
  • Dejected
  • Distrustful
In addition, the film’s relentlessly downbeat tone creates a dark emotional backdrop.
Farce (Noun) An absurd event.
  • Travesty
  • Sham
  • Masquerade
  • Charade
We need to get more good referees like him, or the game is going to become a complete farce.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mileage (Noun) Actual or potential benefit or use to be derived from a situation or event.
  • Advantage
  • Utility
  • Gain
  • Profit
There may indeed be mileage in developing the church hall as a community.
Puritanical (Adjective) Having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence.
  • Prudish
  • Puritan
  • Prim
  • Priggish
It just shows that those endless puritanical bromides about the perils of fixating on individual designers are wasted breath.
Statutory (Adjective) Decided, Controlled, or Required by Law.
  • Legitimate
  • Permissible
  • Admissible
  • Allowable
She’s below the statutory age for school attendance.
Swathe (Noun) A large part of something that includes several different things.
  • Envelope
  • Stretch
  • Area
  • Track
These people represent a broad swathe of public opinion.
Viability (Noun) Ability to work successfully.
  • Practicability
  • Achievability
  • Feasibility
  • Profitability
Behind every transnational corporation there is a national base that depends on its local state to sustain its viability.