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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 98

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 98

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Grim
(Adjective)
Very serious or gloomy
  • Stern
  • Forbidding
  • Uninviting
  • Unapproachable
His grim expression
Audacity
(Noun)
A willingness to take bold risks
  • Boldness
  • Daring
  • Fearlessness
  • Intrepidity
  • Bravery
He whistled at the sheer audacity of the plan
Blithely
(Adjective)
In a way that shows a casual and cheerful indifference considered to be callous or improper
  • Carefree
  • Careless
  • Cavalier
  • Easygoing
Her arrest order was blithely ignored by the police chief
Ambush
(Verb)
A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
  • Attack by surprise
  • Trap
  • Surprise
  • Pounce on
  • Lay a trap for
They were ambushed and taken prisoner by the enemy
Denial
(Noun)
The action of denying something
  • Contradiction
  • Counterstatement
  • Refutation
  • Repudiation
She shook her head in denial

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Nimble
(Adjective)
Quick and light in movement or action; agile
  • Agile
  • Lithe
  • Sprightly
  • Acrobatic
With a deft motion of her nimble fingers
Deployed
(Verb)
Move (troops or equipment) into position for military action
  • Position
  • Station
  • Post
  • Place
  • Install
  • Locate
Forces were deployed at strategic locations
Perish
(Verb)
Die, especially in a violent or sudden way
  • Die
  • Lose one’s life
  • Be killed
  • Fall
A great part of his army perished of hunger and disease
Beckon
(Verb)
Make a gesture with the hand, arm, or head to encourage
  • Gesture
  • Signal
  • Wave
  • Gesticulate
Miranda beckoned to Adam
Hostile
(Adjective)
showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly
  • Aggressive
  • Confrontational
  • Belligerent
  • Bellicose
a hostile audience



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