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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 159

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Culmination (Noun) the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.
  • climax
  • pinnacle
  • peak
  • high point
“the deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation”
Skulduggery (Noun) underhand, unscrupulous, or dishonest behaviour or activities.
  • trickery
  • swindling
  • fraudulence
  • double-dealing
“a firm that investigates commercial skulduggery”
Slugfest (Noun) a tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.
  • altercation
  • brawl
  • dogfight
  • fisticuffs
“the fight brought back memories of the classic 1976 Lyle-Foreman slugfest”
Wedge (Noun) a piece of wood, metal, etc. having one thick end and tapering to a thin edge, that is driven between two objects or parts of an object to secure or separate them.
  • tapered block
  • chock
“the door was secured by a wedge”
Abstained (Verb) restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.
  • refrain
  • desist
  • hold back
“most pregnant women abstain or drink very little”
Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Facetious (Adjective) treating serious issues with deliberately inappropriate humour; flippant.
  • flippant
  • flip
  • glib
  • frivolous
“a facetious remark”
Concur (Verb) be of the same opinion; agree.
  • agree
  • be in agreement,
  • be in accord
“the authors concurred with the majority”
Remuneration (Noun) money paid for work or a service
  • payment
  • pay
  • salary
  • wages
“they work in excess of their contracted hours for no additional remuneration”
Adjudicating (Verb) make a formal judgement on a disputed matter
  • judge
  • adjudge
  • try
  • hear
  • examine
“the Committee adjudicates on all betting disputes”
Intervene (Verb) take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.
  • intercede
  • involve oneself
  • get involved
“he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute”

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