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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 22

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 22

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ally (Noun) Someone who
helps and
supports
someone else.
  • Abettor
  • Fellow
  • Supporter
  • Sympathizer
He is generally considered to be the prime minister’s closest political ally.
Beef (Noun) A complaint or grievance.
  • Complaint
  • Fuss
  • Grievance
  • Gripe
My beef is the lack of communication that often fosters false expectations in patients, who then blame the local doctors when things turn out worse than they hoped.
Frenzy (Noun) A state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior.
  • Hysteria
  • Mania
  • Delirium
  • Agitation
The child had such a bad temper that he would often go into a frenzy when he didn’t get his way.
Pagan (Noun) An individual who doesn’t follow one of the world’s main religions.
  • Heathen
  • Agnostic
  • Heretic
  • Apostate
Because Todd is a pagan, he refuses to practice any of the major religions.
Resuscitate (Verb) Make (something) active or vigorous again.
  • Revive
  • Restore
  • Regenerate
  • Revitalize
Her personal nurse phoned 911 for assistance and her bodyguard tried to resuscitate her.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sagacity (Noun) Ability to make good judgments and decisions.
  • Discernment
  • Insight
  • Sapience
  • Acumen
Even though his friends chose to go out and get into trouble, the young man had the sagacity to stay home and study.
Sleight (Noun) A clever often underhanded means to achieve an end.
  • Gimmick
  • Ploy
  • Stratagem
  • Wile
He must have employed some sophisticated sleight to con that wary couple out of their money.
Sombrely (Adverb) In a serious way.
  • Earnestly
  • Quietly
  • Staidly
  • Sedately
As John nodded sombrely at Cathy, preparing to leave, I slumped back into the sofa.
Sordid (Adjective) Dirty or squalid.
  • Filthy
  • Muddy
  • Grubby
  • Shabby
He managed to rise above the sordid streets upon which he grew up.
Spike (Verb) To give life, vigor, or spirit to.
  • Animate
  • Brace
  • Energize
  • Invigorate
He spiked what otherwise would have been a dry economic lecture with some jokes and anecdotes.