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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 136

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 136

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Whittled (verb) carve (wood) into an object by repeatedly cutting small slices from it.
  • pare
  • shave
  • peel
  • cut
  • hew
  • trim
  • carve
“he was sitting at the tent door, whittling a piece of wood with a knife”
Flamboyant (adjective) (of a person or their behaviour) tending to attract attention because of their exuberance, confidence, and stylishness.
  • ostentatious
  • exuberant
  • confident
  • lively
  • lively
“the band’s flamboyant lead singer”
Erroneously (adjective) wrong; incorrect.
  • wrong
  • incorrect
  • mistaken
  • in error
  • inaccurate
“employers sometimes make erroneous assumptions”
Xenophobic (adjective) having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  • racist
  • racialist
  • ethnocentric
  • ethnocentrist
“xenophobic attitudes”
Contentious (adjective) causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • controversial
  • disputable
  • debatable
“the socio-economic plan had been the subject of contentious debate”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stipulates (verb) demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
  • set down
  • set out
  • lay down
  • set forth
  • state clearly
“he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”
Suspicion (noun) a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
  • intuition
  • feeling
  • impression
  • inkling
  • surmise
“she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her”
Castigated (verb) reprimand (someone) severely
  • reprimand
  • rebuke
  • admonish
“he was castigated for not setting a good example”
Accrual (noun) the accumulation or increase of something over time, especially payments or benefits.
  • accretion
  • addendum
“all debts must be frozen with no further accrual of interest”
Vibrant (adjective) full of energy and life.
  • full of life
  • full of spirit
  • high-spirited
“a vibrant cosmopolitan city”

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