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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 19

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 19

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Condone (Verb) To accept or allow behaviour that is wrong
  • Excuse
  • Ignore
  • Forget
  • Forgive
If the government is seen to
condone violence,
the bloodshed
will never stop.
Dissonance (Noun) Disagreement between people
  • Discord
  • Conflict
  • Disparity
  • Contention
There is a great deal of dissonance between what a liar says and does.
Flawless (Adjective) Perfect or without mistakes
  • Perfect
  • Absolute
  • Immaculate
  • Unbroken
The countdown was
flawless,
and the space missile went off exactly on schedule.
Frugal (Adjective) Simple and plain and costing little.
  • Careful
  • Prudent
  • Discreet
  • Stingy
  • Chary
He built up his savings by being very frugal.
Ignorance (Noun) Lack of knowledge, understanding,
or information about something
  • Disregard
  • Dumbness
  • Illiteracy
  • Blindness
The man’s ignorance
of all things political caused him to appear foolish when he tried to talk politics.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imbibe (Verb) To drink
  • Assimilate
  • Guzzle
  • Ingest
  • Absorb
If I imbibe too much soda, I find that I am troubled with extreme bouts of hiccupping.
Impeccable (Adjective) Perfect, with no problems or bad parts
  • Perfect
  • Unimpaired
  • Exquisite
  • Precise
Even in her own lands,
the matriarch’s rank had to be
absolutely impeccable
to allow her to speak.
Meager (Adjective) Very small or not enough
  • Scanty
  • Less
  • Mere
  • Puny
Her meager salary is not enough to pay her living expenses.
Onset (Noun) The moment at which something unpleasant begins
  • Commencement
  • Outset
  • Dawning
  • Outbreak
The new treatment can delay the onset of the disease by several years.
Risible (Adjective) Lacking in quality or usefulness that it deserves to be laughed at
  • Amusing
  • Funny
  • Comical
  • Droll
She’s been making risible attempts to learn the trumpet.