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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 72

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 72

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Paradox
(Noun)
a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
  • Contradiction
  • Contradiction in terms
  • Self-contradiction
  • Inconsistency
“the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once”
Coalition
(Noun)
a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
  • Alliance
  • Union
  • Partnership
  • Affiliation
“a coalition between Liberals and Conservatives”
Gambit
(Noun)
an act or remark that is calculated to gain an advantage, especially at the outset of a situation.
  • Stratagem
  • Machination
  • Scheme
“his resignation was a tactical gambit”
Rupture
(Verb)
break or burst suddenly.
  • Break
  • Fracture
  • Crack
“if the main artery ruptures he could die”
Fierce
(Adjective)
Having an intense or ferocious aggressiveness.
  • ferocious
  • savage
  • vicious
“fierce fighting continued throughout the day”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exigencies
(Noun)
an urgent need or demand.
  • Need
  • Demand
  • Requirement
  • Want
“women worked long hours when the exigencies of the family economy demanded it”
Frontally
(Adjective)
of, relating to, or adjacent to the forehead or the frontal bone
  • Anterior
  • Fore
  • Forward
  • Front
  • Frontward (or frontwards)
most cars have the engine in the frontal part
Disparaging
(Adjective)
expressing the opinion that something is of little worth; derogatory.
  • Belittle
  • Decry
  • Defame
“disparaging remarks about council houses”
Fulcrum
(Noun)
a thing that plays a central or essential role in an activity, event, or situation.
  • Lever
  • Pin
“research is the fulcrum of the academic community”
Onus
(Noun)
something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
  • Burden
  • Responsibility
  • Liability
  • Obligation
  • Duty
“the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss”