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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 90

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 90

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bullying
(Verb)
seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce (someone perceived as vulnerable)
  • Persecute
  • Oppress
  • Tyrannize
  • Torment
“her 11- year-old son has been constantly bullied at school”
Intransigent
(Adjective)
unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • Uncompromising
  • Inflexible
  • Unbending
  • Unyielding
“her father had tried persuasion, but she was intransigent”
Unviable
(Adjective)
not capable of working successfully; not feasible.
  • Impractical
  • Unrealistic
  • Doubtful
  • Dubious
“the commission found the plan to be financially unviable”
Pragmatic
(Adjective)
dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
  • Commonsensical
  • Hard-headed
  • Expedient
  • Businesslike
“a pragmatic approach to politics”
Reprieve
(Verb)
cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemnned to death).
  • Postponement of punishment
  • Remission
  • Suspension of punishment
  • Respite
“under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inflationary
(Adjective)
characterized by or tending to cause monetary inflation.
  • Affectation
  • Affectedness
  • Grandiosity
  • Pretension
“the Prime Minister came close to accusing the Chancellor of starting the inflationary spiral”.
Jeopardize
(Verb)
put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
  • Threaten
  • Endanger
  • Imperil
  • Menace
  • Risk
“a devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre”
Blatant
(Adjective)
(of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
  • Flagrant
  • Glaring
  • Obvious
  • Undisguised
“blatant lies”
Inevitable
(Adjective)
certain to happen; unavoidable.
  • Unavoidable
  • Inescapable
  • Bound to happen
“war was inevitable”
Corrosive
(Adjective)
tending to cause corrosion.
  • Erosive
  • Abrasive
  • Biting
  • Mordant
“the corrosive effects of salt water”