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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 181

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 181

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ablaze (Adjective) burning fiercely.
  • alight
  • aflame
  • on fire
“his clothes were ablaze”
Undertones (Noun) an underlying quality or feeling.
  • undercurrent
  • hint
  • suggestion
Not surprisingly, the disconcerting undertones of this film are downright troubling.
Chipped (Verb) cut pieces off to shape it or break it up.
  • whittle
  • hew
  • chisel
“craftsmen chipped the blocks of flint to the required shape”
Sacking (Verb) dismiss from employment.
  • dismiss
  • give someone their notice
“any official found to be involved would be sacked on the spot”
Absurd (Adjective) wildly unreasonable, illogical, or inappropriate
  • preposterous
  • ridiculous
  • ludicrous
“the allegations are patently absurd”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Discernible (Adjective) able to be discerned; perceptible
  • visible
  • detectable
  • noticeable
“the scandal had no discernible effect on his career”
Temperament (Noun) the tendency to behave angrily or emotionally.
  • volatility
  • excitability
  • emotionalism
“he had begun to show signs of temperament”
Emphatically (Adverb) without doubt; clearly.
  • absolutely
  • certainly
  • assuredly
“Jane, though born in California, feels emphatically English”
Podium (Noun) a small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience, as when making a speech or conducting an orchestra.
  • platform
  • stage
  • dais
  • rostrum
“he was at the podium facing an expectant conference crowd”
Protégé (Noun) a person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
  • pupil
  • student
  • trainee
“Ruskin submitted his protégé’s name for election”

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