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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 91

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 91

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pragmatic
(Adjective)
Dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations
  • Practical
  • Matter-of-fact
  • Realistic
  • Sensible
A pragmatic approach to politics
Reprieve
(Noun)
Cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).
  • Pardon
  • Spare
  • Acquit
  • Grant an amnesty to
  • Amnesty
Under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved
Blatant
(Adjective)
Done openly and unashamedly
  • Flagrant
  • Glaring
  • Obvious
  • Undisguised
Blatant lies
Jeopardize
(Verb)
Put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm
  • Threaten
  • Endanger
  • Imperil
  • Menace
  • Risk
A devaluation of the dollar would jeopardize New York’s position as a financial centre
Arbitrary
(Adjective)
Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
  • Capricious
  • Whimsical
  • Random
  • Chance
An arbitrary decision

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incumbent
(Adjective)
Necessary for (someone) as a duty or responsibility
  • Binding
  • Obligatory
  • Mandatory
  • Necessary
It is incumbent on the government to give a clear lead
Hefty
(Noun)
Large and heavy
  • Burly
  • Heavy
  • Sturdy
  • Strapping
  • Bulky
A Hefty young chap
Conducive
(Adjective)
Making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible
  • Favourable
  • Beneficial
  • Valuable
  • Advantageous
An environment which is conducive to learning
Inevitable
(Noun)
Certain to happen; unavoidable
  • Unavoidable
  • Inescapable
  • Bound to happen
War was inevitable
Accuse
(Verb)
Charge (someone) with an offence or crime
  • Charge with
  • Indict for
  • Arraign for
  • Take to court for
He was accused of murdering his wife’s lover