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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 221

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 221

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Infringe (Verb) actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.).
  • contravene
  • violate
  • transgress
“making an unauthorized copy would infringe copyright”
Adjudication (Noun) the action or process of adjudicating.
  • arbitration
  • refereeing
  • umpiring
“the matter may have to go to court for adjudication”
Feasible (Adjective) possible to do easily or conveniently.
  • practicable
  • practical
  • workable
“it is not feasible to put most finds from excavations on public display”
Contingency (Noun) a future event or circumstance which is possible but cannot be predicted with certainty.
  • eventuality
  • (chance) event
  • incident
“a detailed contract which attempts to provide for all possible contingencies”
Obliged (Verb) make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.
  • require
  • compel
  • bind
“doctors are obliged by law to keep patients alive while there is a chance of recovery”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trailing (Verb) draw or be drawn along behind someone or something.
  • drag
  • sweep
  • be drawn
“Alex trailed a hand through the clear water”
Incumbents (Noun) the holder of an office or post.
  • holder
  • bearer
  • occupant
“the present incumbent will soon be retiring”
Tarnished (Verb) lose or cause to lose lustre, especially as a result of exposure to air or moisture.
  • become discoloured
  • discolour
  • stain
”silver tarnishes too easily”
Robust (Adjective) strong and healthy; vigorous.
  • strong
  • vigorous
  • sturdy
“the Caplan family are a robust lot”
Lopsided (Adjective) with one side lower or smaller than the other.
  • asymmetrical
  • unsymmetrical
  • uneven
“a lopsided grin”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incapacitated (adjective) deprived of strength or power; debilitated.
  • crippled
  • decrepit
  • enfeebled
  • frail
“ In states such as Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, “countless children are growing up with parents in jail, incapacitated or underground”
Relic (noun) a trace of some past or outmoded practice, custom, or belief.
  • vestige
  • antique
  • artifact
  • residue
“The piece of pottery was a relic of the past that evoked in me a feeling of nostalgia.”
Shoddy (adjective) badly made or done.
  • trashy
  • duff
  • crude
  • junky
“Because of shoddy accounting practices, our firm is being audited.”
Vernacular (Noun) the language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
  • everyday language
  • spoken language
  • colloquial speech
  • slang
“ To hold the interest of the community, the playwright penned his play using only the local vernacular.”
Vitiate (Verb) spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • stain
  • spoil
  • poison
  • tarnish
  • touch
  • taint
“When peers and bullies apply pressure, it can vitiate the moral character of young people and lead them down the wrong path.”



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