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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 239

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 239

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reprobate (noun) an unprincipled person.
  • rogue
  • scoundrel
  • villain
  • wretch
“ Although the old man pretended to be a reprobate in public, in private he did a lot of good deeds for the homeless.”
Redact (verb) edit (text) for publication.
  • correct
  • rectify
  • repair
  • fix
“Some of the conclusions in the report have been redacted.”
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.”
Tedious (adjective) too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
  • dull
  • unexciting
  • unvaried
  • mundane
“The meeting was so long and tedious, he was ready to climb the wall.”
Coup (noun) an instance of successfully achieving something difficult.
  • success
  • triumph
  • feat
“There have been seven coup attempts against the beleaguered government.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Wrest (Verb) forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
  • wrench
  • snatch
  • seize
  • grab
“Sita felt she had to wrest the weapon from the hostage-taker for the sake of her safety.”
Brazen (Adjective) obvious, without any attempt to be hidden
  • blatant
  • bold
“In a brazen assault, the gang fired their weapons at the policeman.”
Obstreperous (Adjective) difficult to deal with and noisy
  • loud
  • blusterous
“Only a few highly publicized cases have been manipulated to give the impression of obstreperous owners.”
Servile (Adjective) eager to serve and please someone else in a way that shows a lack of respect for yourself
  • abject
  • beggarly
“The vast majority of bond-servants had been freed in the city, and legally servile statuses largely abolished.”
Arduous (Adjective) demanding great effort or labor; difficult
  • exhausting
  • grueling
“Needless to say, mastering a foreign language is an arduous challenge.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Emblazon (verb) conspicuously inscribe or display a design on.
  • decorate
  • embellish
“My crafty sister-in-law was able to emblazon my t-shirt with a glittery monogram”
Aberration (Noun) a departure from what is normal, usual, or expected, typically an unwelcome one.
  • anomaly
  • deviation
  • divergence
  • abnormality
  • irregularity
  • variation
“A person with one blue eye and one green eye is said to have a genetic aberration.”
Sceptical (Adjective) not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
  • dubious
  • doubtful
  • unconvinced
“it’s good to be skeptical about what you see on TV.”
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.”
Proclivity (Noun) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
  • liking
  • inclination
  • tendency
  • leaning
“His proclivity for cooking made him a big hit in the homeowner’s association.”

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