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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 23

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 23

shape Introduction

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

shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ameliorate (Verb) Make (something bad or unsatisfactory) better.
  • Better
  • Reformed
  • Amend
  • Elevate
the relationship
with your
distant mother
by sending a letter.
Iridescent (Adjective) Showing luminous colors that seem to change when seen from different angles.
  • Shining
  • Glittering
  • Sparkling
  • Shimmering
When the
jeweler looked
at the iridescent
gems, he was made speechless
by their brilliant colors.
Prune (Verb) Trim (a tree, shrub, or bush) by cutting away dead or overgrown branches or stems, especially to encourage growth.
  • Reduce
  • Cut/trim
  • Decrease
you should
start pruning
your tree to limit
its size before
it reaches full size.
Purportedly (Adverb) As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly.
  • Allegedly
  • Professedly
  • Supposedly
  • Seemingly
The woman found a letter
signed by the Prime Minister.
Skirmish (Noun) An episode of irregular or unpremeditated fighting, especially between small or outlying parts of armies or fleets.
  • Battle
  • Fight
  • Clash
Right before the game’s results were announced, the fans got into a skirmish over whose team was the greatest.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stodgy (Adjective) Dull and uninspired; lacking originality or excitement.
  • Uninteresting
  • Dreary
  • Uninspired
  • Monotonous
Most of my students used informal,
asymmetrical balance, as formal
balance can seem stodgy and dull.
Stride (Noun) A long step or stage in making progress.
  • Clump
  • Tramp
  • Stomp
  • Stalk
In two bounding strides the woman was in the street, kneeling over her friend.
Throwaway (Adjective) Denoting or relating to products that are intended to be discarded after being used once or a few times.
  • Casual
  • Careless
  • Offhand
  • Ill-Considered
She was very upset at what to him was just a throwaway remark.
Touchstone (Noun) A criterion by which something is judged
  • Benchmark
  • Criterion
  • Metric
  • Standard
An Understanding of grammar is often considered a touchstone by which all language skills are compared to.
Vexatious (Adjective) Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
  • Annoying
  • Vexing
  • Irritating
  • Irksome
This vexatious
problem was
by civil war and secession.