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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 151

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bracing (Adjective) fresh and invigorating.
  • invigorating
  • refreshing
  • stimulating
  • energizing
  • exhilarating
  • enlivening
the bracing sea air
. Peers (Verb) look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something.
  • squint
  • look closely/earnestly
  • try to see
  • look through narrowed eyes
  • narrow one’s eye
Faye peered at her with suspicion
Bruising (Verb) hurt (someone’s feelings).
  • upset
  • offend
  • insult
  • affront
  • hurt
  • wound
  • pain
  • injure
  • crush
  • displease
  • peeve
she tried to bolster her bruised pride
Fallout (Noun) the adverse results of a situation or action.
  • outgrowth
  • consequence
  • offshoot
he’s prepared to take calculated risks regardless of politicalfallout
Manoeuvre (Noun) carefully guide or manipulate (someone or something) in order to achieve an end.
  • intrigue
  • plot
  • scheme
  • plan
  • lay plans
  • conspire
  • pull strings
they were manoeuvring him into betraying his friend
Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bluster (Verb) talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect.
  • rant
  • thunder
  • boast
  • brag
  • swagger
you threaten and bluster, but won’t carry it through
Glut (Noun) an excessively abundant supply of something
  • surplus
  • excess
  • surfeit
  • superfluity
  • overabundance
  • superabundance
there is a glut of cars on the market
Allying (Verb) combine or unite a resource or commodity with (another) for mutual benefit
  • combine
  • marry
  • couple
  • merge
  • amalgamate
  • join
  • pool
  • fuse
he allied his racing experience with his father’s business acumen
Reluctant (Adjective) unwilling and hesitant; disinclined.
  • unwilling
  • disinclined
  • unenthusiastic
  • grudging
  • resistant
  • resisting
  • opposed
today, many ordinary people are still reluctant to talk about politics
Ostensibly (Adverb) as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently.
  • apparently
  • seemingly
  • on the face of it
  • to all appearances
  • on the surface
the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health

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