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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 101

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 101

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Impervious
(Adjective)
Not allowing fluid to pass through
  • Impermeable
  • Impenetrable
  • Impregnable
  • Waterproof
An impervious layer of basaltic clay
Perhaps
(Adverb)
Used to express uncertainty or possibility
  • Maybe
  • It may be (that)
  • It is possible (that)
  • Possibly
  • Conceivably
  • Feasibly
Perhaps I should have been frank with him
Stark
(Adjective)
Severe or bare in appearance or outline
  • Evident
  • Clear
  • Clear-cut
  • Graphic
The ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky
Devise
(Verb)
Plan or invent (a complex procedure, system, or mechanism) by careful thought
  • Conceive
  • Think up
  • Come up with
  • Concoct
  • Design
  • Frame
A training programme should be devised
Homily
(Noun)
A religious discourse which is intended primarily for spiritual edification rather than doctrinal instruction
  • Sermon
  • Lecture
  • Discourse
  • Address
She delivered her homily about the need for patience

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Propensity
(Noun)
An inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way
  • Tendency
  • Inclination
  • Predisposition
  • Proneness
His propensity for violence
Remorse
(Noun)
Deep regret or guilt for a wrong committed
  • Contrition
  • Deep regret
  • Repentance
  • Penitence
  • Guilt
They were filled with remorse and shame
Egregious
(Adjective)
Outstandingly bad; shocking
  • Shocking
  • Appalling
  • Horrific
  • Horrifying
Egregious abuses of copyright
Crumble
(Verb)
Break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration
  • Disintegrate
  • Fall down
  • Fall to pieces
  • Fall apart
  • Collapse
The plaster started to crumble
Pulpit
(Noun)
A raised enclosed platform in a church or chapel from which the preacher delivers a sermon
  • Stand
  • Lectern
  • Platform
  • Podium
Many ministers delivered political guidance from their pulpits


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