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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 68

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 68

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


shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Brink
(Noun)
the extreme edge of land before a steep slope or a body or water/a point at which something, typically something unwelcome, is about to happen; the verge.
  • Verge
  • Edge
  • Threshold
  • Point
“the country was on the brink of a constitutional crisis”
Imperiling
(Verb)
put at risk of being harmed, injured, or destroyed.
  • Endanger
  • Jeopardize
  • Risk
  • Put at risk
“they advised against tax increases for fear of imperilling the recovery”
Prod
(Verb)
stimulate or persuade (someone who is reluctant or slow) to do something.
  • Spur
  • Stimulate
  • Stir
  • Rouse
  • Prompt
“they attempted to prod the central bank into cutting interest rates”
nosedive
(verb)
a sudden extreme drop
  • Descent
  • Dip
  • Dive
  • Down
  • Drop
stock prices took a nosedive
Truant
(Noun)
a pupil who stays away from school without leave or explanation.
  • Absentee
  • Non-attender
  • Awol
“if my daughter had been truanting from school I would have been informed

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tentacles
(Noun)
a slender, flexible limb or appendage in an animal, especially around the mouth of an invertebrate, used for grasping or moving about, or bearing sense organs.
  • Barbel
  • Outgrowth
  • Feeler
  • Process
“trailing tentacles of vapour”
Fugitive
(Noun)
a person who has escaped from captivity or is in hiding.
  • Escapee
  • Escaper
  • Runaway
  • Deserter
  • Refugee
  • Renegade
fugitives from justice”
Recalcitrant
(Adjective)
having an obstinately uncooperative attitude towards authority or discipline.
  • Uncooperative
  • Obstinately disobedient
  • Intractable
  • Unmanageable
“a class of recalcitrant fifteen-year-olds”
Sludge
(Noun)
thick, soft, wet mud or a similar viscous mixture of liquid and solid components, especially the product of an industrial or refining process.
  • Mud
  • Muck
  • Mire
  • Ooze
  • Silt
“the dumping of sewage sludge”
Perished
(Verb)
die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
  • Die
  • Lose one’s life
  • Be killed
  • Fall
  • Expire
“a great part of his army perished of hunger and disease”