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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 234

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 234

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Distrate (adjective) distracted or absent-minded.
  • forgetful
  • inattentive
  • oblivious
  • heedless
“He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash”
Riposte (noun) a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
  • retort
  • retaliation
  • repartee
  • quip
“A riposte to that argument was provided by Sea Containers, the shipping group headed by James Sherwood.”
Farrago (noun) a confused mixture.
  • mishmash
  • hodgepodge
  • clutter
  • turmoil
“The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.”
Premonition (NOUN) a strong feeling that something is about to happen, especially something unpleasant.
  • foreboding
  • presage
  • presentiment
  • prognostication
“He had a premonition of imminent disaster.”
Wanton(Adjective) (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked
  • bawdy
  • nasty
  • obscene
  • deliberate
“The man is probably going to get the death penalty for his wanton killing of six school children.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Arraign (VERB) to call (a defendant) before a court to answer to an indictment
  • appeal
  • book
  • cite
  • summon
  • accuse
“ They wanted to arraign the thief for stealing cars on the same day he was arrested.”
Humdrum(Adjective) Lacking excitement or variety
  • Dull
  • boring
  • monotonous
“No matter how humdrum is your life without a job, once you get it things will go fine.”
Axiomatic(Adjective) self-evident or unquestionable.
  • Understood
  • Given
  • Granted
  • self-evident
“The arithmetic principles are axiomatic in nature.”
Connivance(Noun) Secretly involved in immoral or illegal activity.
  • Involvement
  • assistance
  • conspiracy
  • intrigue
“ With the connivance of the government, the Indian army planned a surgical strike.”
Haughty (adjective) having a feeling of superiority that shows itself in an overbearing attitude
  • cavalier
  • pompous
“ They were displeased with her haughty airs.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Grisly (Adjective) causing horror or disgust.
  • gruesome
  • ghastly
  • frightful
  • horrid
“Many massacres in history fade while some linger as grisly curiosities.”
Splurge (verb) to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • squander
  • fling
  • dissipate
  • disburse
“ I feel like splurging on a new dress.”
Nimbly (Adjective) having or showing quickness of mind
  • alert
  • brainy
  • bright
  • brilliant
  • clever
“ Her nimble fingers make knitting look so easy”
Invigorate (Verb) to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • amp (up)
  • animate
  • brace
  • energize
“ The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors.”
Coy (Adjective) intentionally keeping something secret
  • bashful
  • timid
“She gave me a coy look from under her schoolgirl’s fringe.”

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