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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 140

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 140

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Xenophobic (adjective) having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  • racist
  • racialist
  • ethnocentric
“xenophobic attitudes”
Indicative (adjective) serving as a sign or indication of something.
  • symptomatic
  • expressive
  • suggestive
“having recurrent dreams is not necessarily indicative of any psychological problem”
Gripped (verb) (of an emotion or situation) have a strong or adverse effect on.
  • afflict
  • affect
  • take over
“his knuckles were white as he gripped the steering wheel”
Indefensible (adjective) not justifiable by argument.
  • inexcusable
  • unjustifiable
“this behaviour is morally indefensible”
Litigating (verb) resort to legal action to settle a matter; be involved in a lawsuit.
  • expedite action process challenge sue
“the plaintiff is prepared to litigate”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Adequate (adjective) satisfactory or acceptable in quality or quantity
  • sufficient
  • enough
  • ample
“this office is perfectly adequate for my needs”
Mere (adjective) used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.
  • trifling
  • meagre
  • bare
  • trivial
“questions that cannot be answered by mere mortals”
Strident (adjective) (of a sound) loud and harsh; grating.
  • harsh
  • raucous
  • grating
  • rough
“his voice had become increasingly strident”
Exceeding (adjective) very great.
  • great
  • considerable
“she spoke warmly of his exceeding kindness”
Befuddling (verb) cause to become unable to think clearly.
  • confused
  • muddled
  • addled
  • bewildered
“even in my befuddled state I could see that they meant trouble”



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