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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 24

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 24

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bait (Noun) Something intended to entice someone to do something.
  • Enticement
  • Lure
  • Decoy
  • Snare
  • Trap
People use maggots as bait when they go fishing.
Confound (Verb) Cause Surprise or confusion in (someone), especially by not according with their expectations.
  • Amaze
  • Astonish
  • Dumbfound
  • Stagger
The Purpose of the
article is not to
the readers but to inform them.
Dastardly (Adjective) Wicked and cruel.
  • Wicked
  • Evil
  • Iniquitous
  • Heinous
  • Villainous
I think, however, that the killing of Bin Laden will motivate extremists to carry out a variety of dastardly deeds.
Muster (Verb) Collect or assemble (a number or amount).
  • Assemble
  • Collect
  • Congregate
  • Convene
The two football teams muster in their respective huddles before each play.
Overture (Noun) An approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
  • Approach
  • Proposal
  • Tender
  • Suggestion
He began making overtures to British merchant banks.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Shun (Verb) Persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.
  • Avoid
  • Evade
  • Eschew
  • Ignore
Investors began to shun our company’s stock, causing it to plummet in value.
Tout (Verb) Attempt to persuade people of the merits of.
  • Laud
  • Praise
  • Publicize
  • Acclaim
All doctors tout the benefits of eating nutritiously and exercising regularly.
Unbeknownst (Adjective) Without the knowledge of (someone).
  • Unknown
  • Undiscovered
  • Concealed
  • Mysterious
Unbeknownst to Natasha, Kurt saw his mistress three times a week.
Vilify (Verb) Speak or write about in an abusively disparaging manner.
  • Disparage
  • Denigrate
  • Defame
  • Revile
The politician wrote an article to vilify his opponent.
Wrest (Verb) Forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
  • Wrench
  • Snatch
  • Seize
  • Grab
Rita felt she had to wrest the weapon from the hostage-taker for the sake of her safety.