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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 241

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 241

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trove (noun) a store of valuable or delightful things.
  • accumulation
  • agglomeration
  • backlog
  • conglomeration
“I discovered a trove of candy bars and pop tarts in my teen son’s pillow case.”
Protege (Noun) A person who is guided and supported by an older and more experienced or influential person.
  • Pupil
  • student
  • trainee
“ Ram submitted his protege name to the elections.”
Rickety (adjective) (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.
  • dilapidated
  • ramshackle
  • derelict
  • ruinous
“She then directed them to the fourth floor, giving them the choice of the stairs or a rickety lift.”
Rebuffed (Verb) Reject or refuse something or someone in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
  • Turn down
  • Decline
  • Dismiss
  • Repel
“The company rebuffed the proposals of all clients.”
Slammed (Verb) Shut or criticize forcefully or loudly.
  • Smash
  • Slap
  • Criticize
  • Beat
“The news channel slammed politicians role in India’s development.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rogue (Adjective) Something that is out of ordinary, or against the rules.
  • Dishonest
  • Double-dealing
  • Doublicious
  • Fradulent
“The density of rogue people are increasing day by day which is making the system more corrupt.”
Convulsion(Noun) a violent social or political upheaval.
  • upheaval
  • eruption
  • monotonous
“The country was in ruin and convulsion.”
Dysfunction(Noun) disruption of normal social relations.
  • Impaired
“There appears to be a dysfunction in the patient’s respiratory system.”
Disorientation(Noun) the condition of having lost one’s sense of direction.
  • addle
  • baffle
“A vague feeling of disorientation or strangeness relative to the immediate environment.”
Exigent (Adjective) pressing; demanding.
  • crucial
  • urgent
“I try not to be exigent with my students, but as a teacher I have to press them to get their work done.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Echelon (noun) a level or rank in an organization, a profession, or society.
  • status
  • rank
  • grade
  • stratum
“The prominent college ranks among the top echelon of schools in the nation.”
Redact (verb) edit (text) for publication.
  • correct
  • rectify
  • repair
  • fix
“Some of the conclusions in the report have been redacted.”
Woo (verb) seek the favor, support, or custom of.
  • chase
  • pursue
  • ingratiate
“Political parties have roped in Bollywood stars only to woo the young.”
Hone (Verb) to make sharp or sharper
  • edge
  • grind
  • sharpen
  • stone
“honed the knifeʼs blade to razor-like sharpness”
Guile (Noun) sly or cunning intelligence.
  • cunning
  • artifice
  • canniness
“A shady salesman usually relies on a combination of quick thinking and guile.”

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