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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 89

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 89

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Strife
(Noun)
Angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict
  • Conflict
  • Friction
  • Discord
  • Disagreement
It is a monumental tragedy for a country that is trying to live down the strife that lasted more than a quarter century.
Grapple
(Verb)
Struggle to deal with or overcome (a difficulty or challenge).
  • Tackle
  • Confront
Other towns are still grappling with the problem
Deteriorating
(Adjective)
Becoming progressively worse.
  • Degenerate
  • Decay
The spectre of ethnic relations between various communities deteriorating also looms.
Acrimony
(Noun)
Bitterness or ill feeling.
  • Bitterness
  • Rancour
  • Resentment
However, nothing in such incidents suggested any acrimony that could have led up to the sort of savagery seen on Easter day.
Putative
(Adjective)
Appearing to be true on the basis of evidence that may or may not be confirmed
  • Apparent
  • Assumed
  • Evident
  • Ostensible
The putative reason for her dismissal was poor job performance

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intriguing
(Adjective)
Arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
  • Interest,,
  • Be of interest to
  • Fascinate
An intriguing story
Reconnoitre
(Verb)
Make a military observation of (a region).
  • Survey
  • Explore
They reconnoitred the beach some weeks before the landing
Fraught
(Adjective)
Causing or affected by anxiety or stress.
  • Anxious
  • Worried
  • Upset
  • Distraught
The Central government’s decision to suspend trade across the Line of Control between Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir is bad in conception, and
comes at a particularly fraught time.
Stringent
(Adjective)
(of regulations, requirements, or conditions) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • Strict
  • Firm
  • Rigid
  • Rigorous
Stringent guidelines on air pollution.
Shrill
(Adjective)
(of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
  • High-pitched
  • Piercing
  • High
  • Sharp
The current suspension comes in the course of a shrill election campaign that the ruling BJP is relentlessly pulling towards its hard line on subjects such as Article 370 on the special status of J&K