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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 150

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 150

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vestige (Noun) a trace or remnant of something that is disappearing or no longer exists
  • remnant
  • remainder
  • fragment
  • relic
  • echo
  • indication
  • sign
  • trace
the last vestiges of colonialism
Allure (Noun) the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating
  • attraction
  • lure
  • draw
  • pull
  • appeal
  • glamour
  • allurement
  • enticement
people for whom gold holds no allure
Frontrunner (Noun) the contestant that is leading in a race or other competition
  • competitor
  • favourite
  • rival
  • contender
  • favourite
  • competition
  • challenger
the front runner for the presidential nomination
Unprecedented (Adjective) never done or known before.
  • unparalleled
  • unequalled
  • unmatched
  • unrivalled
  • without parallel
  • without equal.
the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence
Aberration (Noun) – a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
  • anomaly
  • deviation
  • divergence
  • abnormality
  • irregularity
  • variation
  • digression
  • freak
they described the outbreak of violence in the area as an aberration

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Devastating (Adjective) causing severe shock, distress, or grief.
  • shattering
  • shocking
  • traumatic
  • overwhelming
  • crushing
  • extremely upsetting
the news came as a devastating blow
Ascertain (Verb) find (something) out for certain; make sure of
  • find out
  • discover
  • get/come to know
  • work out
  • make out
  • fathom (out)
  • become aware of
an attempt to ascertain the cause of the accident
Requisite (Adjective made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.
  • necessary
  • required
  • prerequisite
  • essential
  • indispensable
  • vital
the application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid
Flouted (Verb) openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention).
  • defy
  • refuse to obey
  • go against
  • rebel against
  • scorn
  • disdain
  • show contempt for
the advertising code is being flouted
Chant (Noun) a repeated rhythmic phrase, typically one shouted or sung in unison by a crowd.
  • shout
  • cry
  • slogan
  • rallying call
  • war cry
  • chorus
  • chanting
a group of young people set up a chant of ‘Why are we waiting?



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