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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 18

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 18

shape Introduction

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


shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Acclaim (Noun) Public approval and praise
  • Applause
  • Praise
  • Commendation
  • Celebration
Despite the critical acclaim, the novel did not sell well.
Affluent (Adjective) Having a lot of money or owning a lot of things
  • Rich
  • Loaded
  • Prosperous
  • Upscale
We live in an affluent neighborhood.
Diminish (Verb) To reduce or be reduced in size or importance
  • Curtail
  • Decline
  • Abate
  • Decrease
These memories will not be
diminished
by time.
Elite (Adjective) The richest, most powerful, best-educated, or best-trained group in a society
  • Exclusive
  • Noble
  • Choice
  • Super
His research ought to have secured him a place
in academia’s elite.
Exacerbate (Verb) To Make worse or
increase the severity of
  • Aggravate
  • Annoy
  • Heighten
  • Inflame
The
doctor told me
not to
run as it can
exacerbate
my knee
injury.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exhilarating (Adjective) Invigorating, Stimulating,
or Exciting
  • Thrill
  • Uplift
  • Rousing
  • Inspiring
The Music playing at the club was catchy and exhilarating.
Geriatric (Adjective) Relating to old age
  • Fossil
  • Elderly
  • Ancient
  • Gray
  • Mature
I became interested in
geriatric medicine shortly after my grandfather passed away from cancer.
Overlook (Verb) To fail to notice or consider something or someone
  • Forget
  • Ignore
  • Discount
  • Omit
I think there is one key fact that you have overlooked.
Sham (Adjective) Something that is a counterfeit
  • Fake
  • Dummy
  • Fictitious
  • Phony
  • Affected
They claimed that the election had been fair, but really it was a sham.
Supplement (Noun) Functioning in
a supporting capacity
  • Supporting
  • Additive
  • Addition
  • Complement
The doctor said
she should be taking
vitamin supplements.