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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 237

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 237

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Putative (Adjective) generally considered or reputed to be.
  • supposed
  • acknowledged
  • accepted
  • reported
“ Although Charles has not received the crown, he is already being treated as the putative king of his country.”
Penchant (Noun) a strong or habitual liking for something or tendency to do something.
  • liking
  • fondness
  • preference
  • taste
“Juliet, a music major, had a penchant for playing the piano.”
Salience (Noun) the quality of being particularly noticeable or important; prominence.
  • prominence
  • eminence
  • fame
  • importance
“Two board members wanted to discuss the salience of the health care issue, but the others didn’t see the importance.”
Straddle (Verb) sit or stand with one leg on either side of.
  • hedge
  • bestride
“In order to climb the fence, she needed to carefully straddle the structure.”
Obfuscation (Noun) the action of making something less clear and less easy to understand, especially intentionally
  • confusion
  • afflement
“She criticised the company’s deliberate obfuscation of its finances”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Entice (Verb) to persuade someone to do something by offering them something pleasant
  • attract
  • beguile
“The adverts entice the customer into buying things they don’t really want.”
Telltale (adjective) revealing, indicating, or betraying something.
  • denotative
  • indicative
  • reflective
  • signifying
“ Her nasty tone was a telltale sign of her irritation, even though she didn’t say anything particularly mean.”
Dilatory (adjective) slow to act
  • sluggish
  • slothful
  • lax
  • slack
“They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.”
Predilection (noun) a preference or special liking for something; a bias in favor of something
  • fondness
  • penchant
  • inclination
  • propensity
“The storm produced a copious amount of rain.”
Vexatious(adjective) causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
  • vexing
  • annoying
“It was a vexatious summons, and none of them turned up.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Progenitor (Noun) a person or thing from which a person, animal, or plant is descended or originates; an ancestor or parent.
  • ancestor
  • a forefather
“Medus was regarded as the eponymous hero and progenitor of the Medes.”
Incredulous (adjective) (of a person or their manner) unwilling or unable to believe something.
  • disbelieving
  • unbelieving
“I made an expression to show that I was as incredulous about this as he was.”
Banishment (Noun) the punishment of being sent away from a country or other place.
  • deportation
  • displacement,
“He regretted over the banishment imposed on him, five years ago.”
Conundrum (Noun) A difficult problem
  • quandary
  • a dilemma
“She faced the conundrum of finding a job without having experience in the desired field.”
Inviolable(Adjective) Secure from the violation or profanation
  • unchallengeable
  • unbreakable
“Everyone has an inviolable right to protection by a fair legal system.”

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