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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”
the dead body of an animal.
  • Dead body
  • Body
  • Remains
  • Skeleton
“she saw the mud-covered carcass of a sheep”
(of an area of land) lacking vegetation and exposed to the elements.
  • Denuded
  • Lunar
  • Open
  • Empty
“a bleak and barren moor”
seek to influence (a legislator) on an issue.
  • Importune
  • Persuade
  • Influence
  • Sway
“they insist on their right to lobby Congress”
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
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”
full of danger or risk
  • Fraught with danger
  • Hazardous
  • Risky
  • Unsafe
“a perilous journey south”
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”
keep (someone or something) afloat.
  • Bolster
  • Boost
the creatures could swim, both buoyed up and cooled by the water”
poke with a finger, foot, or pointed object
  • Poke
  • Jab
  • Dig
  • Nudge
“he prodded her in the ribs”