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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 57

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 57

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Salient
(Adjective)
Most noticeable or important.
  • Important
  • Main
  • Principal
  • Major
It succinctly covered all the salient points of the case
Backlash
(Noun)
A strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a
social or political development.
  • Counterblast
  • Comeback
  • Recoil
A public backlash against racism
Bifurcation
(Noun)
A movement in different directions away from a common point
  • Divarication
  • Divergence
  • Divergency
  • Separation
Andhra Pradesh has faced acute fiscal concerns after bifurcation.
Reassure
(Verb)
Say or do something to remove the doubts or fears of (someone).
  • Encourage
  • Hearten
The TDP government would be keen to reassure voters over concerns about the State’s economy
Straddle
(Verb)
take up or maintain an equivocal position with regard to (a political issue).
  • Be equivocal about
  • Be undecided about
  • Be non-committal about
The Islamic State, which at its peak controlled territories straddling the Iraq-Syria border of the size of Great Britain, is now fighting for half a square kilometre in eastern Syria.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Shattered
(Adjective)
Very upset.
  • Exhausted
  • Tired out
  • Worn out
  • Weary
  • Dog-tired
  • Bone-tired
Victory in Baghouz will also mean the IS’s territorial caliphate is shattered.
Forefront
(Noun)
The leading or most important position or place
  • Vanguard
  • Van
  • Spearhead
  • Head
  • Lead
Syrian Kurdish rebels have been in the forefront of the war.
Insurgent
(Noun)
A person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
  • Rebel
  • Revolutionary
  • Revolutionist
  • Mutineer
  • Agitator
It is basically an insurgent-jihadist group.
Shrinking
(Adjective)
Becoming smaller in size or amount.
  • Contract
  • Diminish
  • Lessen
  • Reduce
It has established cells, especially in Syria and Iraq, which have continued to carry out terror attacks even as IS territories kept shrinking.
Mindful
(Adjective)
Conscious or aware of something
  • Aware of
  • Conscious of
  • Alive to
  • Sensible of
The Syrian government and other stakeholders in the region should be mindful of the geopolitical and sectarian minefields.