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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 171

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 171

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Impetuous (Adjective) acting or done quickly and without thought or care.
  • impulsive
  • rash
  • hasty
  • overhasty
“she might live to rue this impetuous decision”
Corroded (Verb) destroy or weaken (something) gradually.
  • wear away
  • wear down
“the self-centred climate corrodes ideals and concerns about social justice”
Cardinal (Adjective) of the greatest importance; fundamental.
  • fundamental
  • basic
  • main
  • chief
“two cardinal points must be borne in mind”
Intrigues (Noun) the secret planning of something illicit or detrimental
  • plotting
  • planning
  • conspiracy
“the cabinet was a nest of intrigue”
Squabble (Noun) a noisy quarrel about something trivial.
  • quarrel
  • row
  • argument
  • fight
“family squabbles”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abhor (Verb) regard with disgust and hatred.
  • detest
  • hate
  • loathe
  • despise
“he abhorred sexism in every form”
Inflicted (Verb) impose something unwelcome on.
  • force
  • press
  • thrust
“she is wrong to inflict her beliefs on everyone else”
Accentuated (Verb) make more noticeable or prominent
  • focus attention on
  • bring/call/draw attention to
”his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”
Fray (Verb) show the effects of strain.
  • strain
  • tax
  • overtax
  • irritate
as the temperature rose, tempers frayed”
Approbation (Noun) approval or praise.
  • approval
  • acceptance
  • assent
“a term of approbation”

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