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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 61

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 61

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Irony
(Noun)
The expression of one’s meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
  • Sarcasm
  • Sardonicism
  • Dryness
The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus underscores theirony of India’s race to development on creaking urban infrastructure.
Rickety
(Adjective)
(of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.
  • Shaky
  • Unsteady
  • Unsound
  • Unsafe
There was a stampede at Mumbai’s Elphinstone bridge that left at least 23 people dead An incident that officials blamed on heavy rain and overcrowding on the rickety structure.
Chronic
(Adjective)
(of a problem) long-lasting.
  • Constant
  • Continuing
  • Continual
  • Ceaseless
Beyond such acute disasters, there is the chronic toll of eight people, on average, dying every day on the city’s railway tracks
Mollify
(Verb)
Reduce the severity of (something).
  • Allay
  • Assuage
  • Alleviate
  • Mitigate
some civic body officials. Such steps may serve tomollify public anger, and no one would argue against efforts to fix accountability for lapses.
Prolonged
(Adjective)
Extend the duration of
  • Lengthen
  • Make Longer
  • Extend
It has also closed several busy footbridges, virtually confirmingprolonged neglect of maintenance.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Distortion
(Noun)
The action of distorting or the state of being distorted.
  • Warp
  • Twist
  • Contortion
Distortions in urban policymaking in recent years are all too evident, marked by support for loosely defined smart cities and personal vehicles.
Fatigue
(Noun)
Extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.
  • Tiredness
  • Weariness
  • Exhaustion
The manifesto and the symbols he carried suggest that he was influenced by far-right terrorists and their anti-Muslim, antiimmigration and anti-Semite ideology. He came in military fatigues.
Fringe
(Noun)
The outer, marginal, or extreme part of an area, group, or sphere of activity
  • Unconventional
  • Unorthodox
  • Offbeat
Right-wing racist terror, which has largely been on the fringes in the post-War world, is emerging as a major political and security threat, especially in white-majority societies.
Rigorous
(Adjective)
Extremely thorough and careful.
  • Meticulous
  • Punctilious
  • Conscientious
The rigorous testing of consumer products.
Doughty
(Adjective)
Brave and persistent.
  • Fearless
  • Dauntless
  • Determined
  • Resolute
The Congress’s doughty veteran and chief of the Delhi Congress, Sheila Dikshit.