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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 230

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 230

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inauguration (Noun) the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.
  • initiation
  • institution
  • setting up
  • launch
“the inauguration of an independent prosecution service”
Peer (Noun) look with difficulty or concentration at someone or something.
  • squint
“Faye peered at her with suspicion”
Fervent (Noun) having or displaying a passionate intensity.
  • impassioned
  • passionate
“a fervent supporter of the revolution”
Obeisance (Noun) deferential respect.
  • respect
  • homage
“they paid obeisance to the Prince”
Plumb (Noun) measure (the depth of a body of water). a ball of lead or other heavy object attached to the end of a line for finding the depth of water or
determining the vertical on an upright surface.
  • right
  • exactly
  • precisely
“I plumbed the depth and found the bottom of the shelf to be seven metres down”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Slugfest (Noun) a tough and challenging contest, especially in sports such as boxing and baseball.
  • melee
  • fisticuffs
  • fracas
  • free-for-all
“the fight brought back memories of the classic 1976 Lyle-Foreman slugfest”
Recriminations (Noun) an accusation in response to one from someone else.
  • accusation(s)
  • mutual accusation(s)
  • counter-accusation(s)
“there are no tears, no recriminations”
Derailed (Noun) cause (a train or tram) to leave its tracks accidentally. (of a train or tram) accidentally leave the tracks. obstruct (a process) by diverting it from
its intended course.
  • inhibit
  • disrupt
“a train was derailed after it collided with a herd of cattle”
Devout (Noun) having or showing deep religious feeling or commitment.
  • dedicated
  • devoted
  • committed
“she was a devout Catholic”
Churlish (Noun) rude in a mean-spirited and surly way.
  • rude
  • ill-mannered
  • discourteous
“it seems churlish to complain”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Petulant (adjective) the beginning or introduction of a system, policy, or period.
  • cranky
  • fractious
  • irritable
  • perverse
“I was made to feel like a petulant child who has flown into a temper because his favorite toy was removed.”
Bucolic (adjective) relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
  • rustic
  • rural
  • pastoral
  • country
“There was a certain bucolic look to the faces of the cart drivers.”
Bolster (verb) support or strengthen.
  • strengthen
  • support
  • reinforce
  • boost
“He is making a bold attempt to bolster the territory’s confidence.”
Damning (adjective) (of a circumstance or piece of evidence) strongly suggesting guilt or error.
  • incriminating
  • derogatory
  • destructive
  • catastrophic
“ She waved back, wondering how the most damning of them all was also the only who seemed anywhere able to feel sympathy.”
Histrionic (noun) melodramatic behavior designed to attract attention.
  • drama
  • affectation
  • exaggerated
  • farcical
“ Whenever the spoiled toddler does not get her way, she begins to yell in a histrionic manner.”



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