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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 86

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 86

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
plight (noun) a dangerous, difficult, or otherwise unfortunate situation.
  • Sad state
  • Trouble
  • Difficulty
  • Dire straits
“we must direct our efforts towards relieving the plight of children living in poverty”
Carcasses
(Noun)
the dead body of an animal.
  • Dead body
  • Body
  • Remains
  • Skeleton
“she saw the mud-covered carcass of a sheep”
Bleak
(Adjective)
(of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
  • Denuded
  • Lunar
  • Open
  • Empty
“a bleak and barren moor”
Lobby
(Verb)
seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue.
  • Importune
  • Persuade
  • Influence
  • Sway
“they insist on their right to lobby Congress”
Evinced
(Verb)
reveal the presence of (a quality or feeling); indicate.
  • Make manifest
  • Manifest
  • Indicate
  • Display
“the news stories evinced the usual mixture of sympathy and satisfaction”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Turbulence
(Noun)
violent or unsteady movement of air or water, or of some other fluid.
  • Turmoil
  • Instability
  • Conflict
  • Upheaval
the plane shuddered as it entered some turbulence”
Perilous
(Adjective)
full of danger or risk
  • Fraught with danger
  • Hazardous
  • Risky
  • Unsafe
“a perilous journey south”
Cocktail
(Noun)
an alcoholic drink consisting of a spirit or spirits mixed with other ingredients, such as fruit juice or cream.
  • Grasshopper manhattan
we began with prawn and avocado cocktail”
Buoyed
(Verb)
keep (someone or something) afloat.
  • Bolster
  • Boost
the creatures could swim, both buoyed up and cooled by the water”
Prodding
(Verb)
poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
  • Poke
  • Jab
  • Dig
  • Nudge
“he prodded her in the ribs”