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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
Most noticeable or important.
  • Important
  • Main
  • Principal
  • Major
It succinctly covered all the salient points of the case
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
A movement in different directions away from a common point
  • Divarication
  • Divergence
  • Divergency
  • Separation
Andhra Pradesh has faced acute fiscal concerns after bifurcation.
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
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
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.
The leading or most important position or place
  • Vanguard
  • Van
  • Spearhead
  • Head
  • Lead
Syrian Kurdish rebels have been in the forefront of the war.
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.
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.
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.