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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 220

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 220

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Lackadaisical (Adjective) lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  • careless
  • lazy
  • lax
  • unenthusiastic
“a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
Lynching (Verb) (of a group of people) kill (someone) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.
  • hang
  • hang by the neck
“her father had been lynched for a crime he didn’t commit”
Insurgents (Noun) a person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary.
  • rebel
  • revolutionary
  • revolutionist
“an attack by armed insurgents”
Affirmed (Verb) state emphatically or publicly.
  • declare
  • state
  • assert
“he affirmed the country’s commitment to peace”
Tackling (Verb) make determined efforts to deal with (a problem or difficult task).
  • get to grips with
  • apply oneself to
“police have launched an initiative to tackle rising crime”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Surpassed (Verb) exceed; be greater than.
  • excel
  • be better than
  • be superior to
“pre-war levels of production were surpassed in 1929”
Intrinsic (Adjective) belonging naturally; essential.
  • inherent
  • innate
  • inborn
  • inbred
“access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life”
Souvenirs (Noun) a thing that is kept as a reminder of a person, place, or event.
  • memento
  • keepsake
  • reminder
”the recording provides a souvenir of a great production”
Ignominy (Noun) public shame or disgrace.
  • shame
  • humiliation
  • embarrassment
“the ignominy of being imprisoned”
Lustre(Noun) a gentle sheen or soft glow.
  • sheen
  • gloss
  • glossiness
  • shine
“the lustre of the Milky Way”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Downright (adjective) (of something bad or unpleasant) utter; complete (used for emphasis).
  • total
  • absolute
  • thorough
  • perfect
  • sheer
“ It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal.”
Acquittal (noun) a judgment or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
  • absolution
  • exoneration
  • exculpation
  • liberation
“ Now the choice is to go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.”
Acumen (noun) the ability to make good judgments and take quick decisions.
  • shrewdness
  • acuity
  • cleverness
  • smartness
“But generally I prefer policies that demonstrate a scintilla of common sense and financial acumen.”
Placate (Verb) make (someone) less angry or hostile.
  • appease
  • assuage
  • conciliate
  • pacify
“The police officer tried to placate the two scared drivers at the scene of the accident.”
Contrite (Adjective) feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • penitent
  • regretful
“She must be humble and contrite.”



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