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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 10

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 10

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Adapt(Verb) To Accommodate oneself to a new condition, setting,
or situation
  • Accustom
  • Fit
Dogs are known for their ability to quickly adapt to their environments.
Adversarial(Adjective) Relating to hostile opposition
  • Opposed
  • Adverse
An adversarial attitude will make you many enemies in life.
Austere(Adjective) Stern and forbidding
  • Exacting
  • Rigid
My boss had an austere expression on her face.
Coincide(Verb) To happen at the same time
  • Concur
  • Correspond
It wasn’t until after I booked my ticket that I realized the concert coincided with my finals.
Dire(Adjective) Hopeless and dangerous or fearful
  • Serious
  • Drastic
When the police didn’t explain what was happening right away, Jane knew that the situation must be dire.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Empirical(Adjective) Derived from experience, observation, or an experiment
  • Experimental
  • Factual
You Need empirical evidence to support your claim.
Imposition(Noun) An unnecessary burden
  • Hoax
  • Cheating
If it’s not too much of an imposition, could you proofread my paper
Lucrative(Adjective) Capable of making a lot of money
  • Profitable
  • Fruitful
Writing books isn’t a particularly lucrative career, unless you’re J.K. Rowling.
Obsolete(Adjective) No longer used
  • Retired
  • Outdated
Historians assumed record players would be obsolete by now, but in fact they’re making a huge comeback.
Pristine(Adjective) Clean and fresh as if new; spotless.
  • Immaculate
  • Flawless
  • Unmarked
  • Unblemished
As curator of the town museum, I keep all of the artifacts in pristine condition.