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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 227

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 227

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perilous (Adjective) full of danger or risk.
  • dangerous
  • fraught with danger
  • hazardous
“a perilous journey south”
Pervasive (Adjective) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
  • prevalent
  • penetrating
  • pervading
“ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society”
Dangling (Verb) hang or swing loosely.
  • hang (down)
  • droop
  • swing
“saucepans dangled from a rail”
Menace (Verb) be a threat or possible danger to.
  • threaten
  • be a danger to
  • put at risk
“Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching”
Tryst (Noun) intimate relations with someone
  • affair
  • amour
  • fling
“Her father discovers the tryst and immediately arranges to send Claire home.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prominence (Noun) the state of being important, famous, or noticeable.
  • fame
  • celebrity
  • eminence
“she came to prominence as an artist in the 1960s”
Angst (Noun) a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general.
  • anxiety
  • fear
  • dread
“the existential angst of the middle classes”
Nadir (Noun) the lowest or most unsuccessful point in a situation.
  • the lowest point
  • the all-time low
  • the lowest level
“asking that question was the nadir of my career”
Deteriorate (Verb) become progressively worse.
  • worsen
  • get worse
  • decline
“relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply”
Plummet (Verb) fall or drop straight down at high speed.
  • plunge
  • fall headlong
  • hurtle
“a climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Domestic (Adjective) to pay someone money in exchange for something that has been lost or damaged or for some problem
  • pay
  • refund
“ Victims of the crash will be compensated for their injuries.”
Compansate (Verb) belonging or relating to the home, house, or family:
  • private
  • family
“Most domestic hobs have four gas or electric rings.”
Spurn (Verb) to refuse to accept something or someone
  • disdain
  • despise
“ She spurned my offers of help.”
Heckle (Verb) to interrupt a speaker with insulting or rude comments
  • bully
  • ridicule
“ The crowd began to boo and heckle the comedian as he bombed his comedy set.”
Shunt (Verb) to push or shove something
  • avoid
  • deter
“It’s unfortunate that our society tends to shunt older workers to retire before they are ready.”


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