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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 2

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 2

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


shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Aggrieved (Adj) Feeling that you have been treated unfairly
  • Very distressed
  • Disturbed
  • Comforted
  • Pleased
Many aggrieved
prisoners expressed their innocence.
Contentious (Adj) Causing, involving,
or characterized by
argument or controversy
  • Combative
  • Belligerent
  • Agreeable
  • Eenjoyable
She tends to avoid
contentious topics
of conversation.
Fervid (Adj) Heated or vehement
in spirit,
enthusiasm, etc
  • Passionate
  • Impassioned
  • Half-hearted
  • Dull
The candidate made a
fervid speech that held the
audience’s attention.
Gigantic (Adj) To describe
something that’s
really big, as though
were made for a giant
  • Enormous
  • Giant
  • Miniscule
  • Miniature
A series of scams
disturbed the gigantic scheme
Relentless(Adj) Stopping or getting
less strong
  • Rigorous
  • Dogged
  • Flexible
  • Irresolute
Sania is a relentless player

Word Definition Synonyms Antonyms Usage
Render(Verb) Something (formal)
to express
or perform
  • Give
  • Provide
  • Hold
  • keep
Funds will
be used to render
food to the homeless.
Ripple(Verb) To become lightly
ruffled or covered
with small waves
  • Pulsate
  • Vacillate
  • Be still
  • Remain
Water rippled under the dock.
Seismic (Adj) Pertaining to,
of the nature of,
or caused by an earthquake
  • Quivering
  • Tremulous
  • Fixed
  • Solid
The relation of
the volcanic phenomena
and of the seismic
is clearly to be seen.
Tenuous (Adj) Thin or slender
in form, as a thread.
  • Delicate
  • Shaky
  • Strong
  • Healthy
Don’t you dare
consider yourself
a tenuous person.
Titillate (Verb) To interest or excite somebody
  • Stimulate
  • Tantalize
  • Bore
  • Disenchant
They are paid
to titillate
the notorious politician.