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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 13

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 13

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Brickbat (Noun) An act or expression showing scorn and usually intended to hurt another’s feelings
  • Affront
  • Barb
  • Epithet
  • Indignity
The candidates
were reduced to
hurling brickbats
at each other.
Daft (Adjective) Silly; Foolish
  • Balmy
  • Bedlam
  • Demented
  • Deranged
We were shocked that Diana was so daft to believe John’s tale.
Heft (Verb) Lift or Carry (something heavy).
  • Lift
  • Heave
  • Hoist
  • Haul
Reluctantly, she hefted herself up and picked up the phone.
Meddle (Verb) Interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
  • Interlope
  • Intrude
  • Poke
  • Pry
Please stop meddling in your sister’s life, even though you mean well.
Overture (Noun) An introduction to
something more substantial.
  • Prelude
  • Introduction
  • Opening
  • Voluntary
He spent more time with the orchestra, with the overture in the beginning of the show than the whole block of the show.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Smug (Adjective) Having or showing
an excessive pride in
oneself or
one’s achievements.
  • Bighead
  • Complacence
  • Egotism
  • Vainglory
Because Rocky had a smug attitude during his meeting with the principal, he projected the image he was proud of his misdeeds.
Stash (Noun) A store or supply of something, typically one that is kept hidden or secret.
  • Hoard
  • Stockpile
  • Store
  • Reservoir
He looks around for a place to stash the dough and start a new identity.
Steer (Verb) Guide the movement or course of
  • Guide
  • Conduct
  • Direct
  • Lead
I held back a smile at his obvious attempt to steer me back on course.
Superannuated (Adjective) Outdated or Obsolete through age or new developments
  • Anachronistic
  • Antiquated
  • Defunct
  • Obsolete
The information on my website was superannuated and needed updating.
Treason (Noun) The action of betraying someone or something.
  • Betrayal
  • Disloyalty
  • Falsity
  • Treachery
Reading a friend’s diary without permission would have to be regarded as the ultimate act of personal treason.