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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 219

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 219

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Lethargy (Noun) a lack of energy and enthusiasm.
  • sluggishness
  • inertia
  • inactivity
“there was an air of lethargy about him”
Loomed (Verb) appear as a vague form, especially one that is large or threatening.
  • emerge
  • appear
  • become visible
“vehicles loomed out of the darkness”
Fodder (Noun) food, especially dried hay or straw, for cattle and other livestock.
  • feed
  • food
  • rations
“young people ending up as factory fodder”
Adulteration (Noun) the action of making something poorer in quality by the addition of another substance.
  • debasement
  • infection
  • pollution
“we’re working on a new diagnostic test to more rapidly monitor food adulteration”
Permissible (Adjective) permitted; allowed.
  • permitted
  • allowable
  • allowed
“it is permissible to edit and rephrase the statement”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Residue (Noun) a small amount of something that remains after the main part has gone or been taken or used.
  • remainder
  • emaining part
  • part leftover
“the fine residue left after the sorting of tea”
Potency (Noun) the power of something to influence or make an impression.
  • power
  • powerfulness
  • vigour
“a myth of enormous potency”
Abrogation (Noun) the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.
  • repudiation
  • revocation
  • repeal
“Does not the abrogation amount to subverting the justice system?”
Numbed (Verb) deprive of feeling or responsiveness.
  • deadening
  • desensitizing
  • benumbing
“the cold had numbed her senses”
Sunk (Verb) go down below the surface of something, especially of a liquid; become submerged.
  • become submerged
  • be engulfed
  • go down
“he saw the coffin sink below the surface of the waves”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rickety (adjective) (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.
  • dilapidated
  • ramshackle
  • derelict
  • ruinous
“She then directed them to the fourth floor, giving them the choice of the stairs or a rickety lift.”
Foreclose (verb) Rule out or prevent (a course of action).
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • remove
  • avert
“ The decision effectively foreclosed any possibility of his early rehabilitation.”
slump (noun) A sudden severe or prolonged fall in the price, value, or amount of something.
  • force
  • wrench
  • twist
“The slump in prices was largely attributed to inferior quality tea being produced by various India gardens.”
Prise (Verb) use force in order to move, move apart, or open (something).
  • deadening
  • desensitizing
  • benumbing
“the cold had numbed her senses”
Denude (Verb) strip (something) of its covering, possessions, or assets.
  • divest
  • deprive
  • bare
  • uncover
“Joe was trying to prise the cap off a bottle of painkillers”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Environ (verb) surround; enclose.
  • organizer
  • manager
  • producer
  • controller
“By refusing to discuss euthanasia, they usher in something worse.”
Impresario (noun) a person who organizes and often finances concerts, plays, or operas.
  • encircle
  • envelop
  • wrap
  • swathe
“ As a nightclub impresario, the promoter tried to get as many people to the parties as possible.”
Usher (verb) show or guide (someone) somewhere.
  • escort
  • accompany
  • help
  • assist
“The stone circle was environed by an expanse of peat soil.”
Putative (Adjective) generally considered or reputed to be.
  • supposed
  • acknowledged
  • accepted

  • reported
“Although Charles has not received the crown, he is already being treated as the putative king of his country.”
Reminisce (Verb) indulge in enjoyable recollection of past events.
  • recall
  • remind
  • “As soon as the veterans get together, they reminisce about their servic”



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