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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 71

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 71

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Wrangling
(Noun)
engagement in a long, complicated dispute or argument.
  • Altercation
  • Argle-bargle
  • Argument
  • Argy-bargy
“weeks of political wrangling”
Chasm
(Noun)
a deep fissure in the earth’s surface.
  • Gorge
  • Abyss
  • Canyon
  • Ravine
  • Gully
“a chasm a mile long”
Shrine
(Noun)
a place regarded as holy because of its associations with a divinity or a sacred person or relic, marked by a building or other construction.
  • Holy place
  • Temple
  • Church
  • Chapel
“the medieval pilgrim route to the shrine of St James”
Overture
(Noun)
an orchestral piece at the beginning of an opera, play, etc./ an introduction to something more substantial.
  • Prelude
  • Introduction
  • Opening
“the talks were no more than an overture to a long debate”
Manoeuvre
(Noun)
a movement or series of moves requiring skill and care.
  • Operation
  • Exercise
  • Activity
“snowboarders performed daring manoeuvres on precipitous slopes”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intrigue
(Verb)
arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
  • Interest
  • Be of interest to
  • Fascinate
“I was intrigued by your question”
Lurk
(Verb)
be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something.
  • Skulk
  • Loiter
  • Lie in wait
“a ruthless killer still lurked in the darkness”
Desertion
(Noun)
the action of deserting a person, cause, or organization.
  • Abandonment
  • Leaving
“I resented what I saw as my parents’ desertion”
Unabashed
(Adjective)
not embarrassed, disconcerted, or ashamed.
  • Unashamed
  • Shameless
  • Unembarrassed
“he was unabashed by the furore his words provoked”
Faction
(Noun)
a small organized dissenting group within a larger one, especially in politics.
  • Clique
  • Coterie
  • Caucus
  • Cabal
  • Bloc
“the left-wing faction of the party”