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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 69

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 69

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Blowing up
(Noun)
the violent shattering or exploding of something.
  • Flare (up)
  • Flip (out)
“the blowing-up of several apartment blocks”
Smithereens
(Noun)
small pieces.
  • Chip
  • Flake
  • Fragment
“a grenade blew him to smithereens”
Accentuate
(Verb)
make more noticeable or prominent.
  • Focus attention on
  • Bring/call/draw attention to
  • Point up
“his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”
Deterrence
(Noun)
the action of discouraging an action or event through instilling doubt or fear of the consequences.
  • Disincentive
  • Hindrance
“nuclear missiles remain the main deterrence against possible aggression”
Surmise
(Verb)
suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
  • Guess
  • Conjecture
  • Suspect
  • Deduce
“he surmised that something must be wrong”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dwell
(Verb)
think, speak, or write at length about (a particular subject, especially one that is a source of unhappiness, anxiety, or dissatisfaction).
  • Linger over
  • Mull over
  • Muse on
  • Brood about
“I’ve got better things to do than dwell on the past”
Goad
(Verb)
provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate an action or reaction.
  • Provoke
  • Spur
  • Prick
  • Sting
  • Prod
“he was trying to goad her into a fight”
Warmongering
(Adjective)
encouraging or advocating aggression towards other countries or groups.
  • Hawk
  • Jingo
  • Jingoist
  • Militarist
  • War hawk
“a nation controlled by a bloodthirsty warmongering madman”
Amiss
(Adjective)
not quite right; inappropriate or out of place.
  • Appropriately
  • Aptly
  • Correctly
“an inspection revealed nothing amiss”
Plank
(Verb)
put or set (something) down forcefully or abruptly.
  • Flop
  • Flump
  • Plop
“Ned planked the glasses in front of him”