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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 244

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 244

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imminent (Adjective) about to happen
  • impending
  • at hand
  • close
“they were in imminent danger of being swept away”
Brazen (Adjective) bold and without shame.
  • bold
  • shameless
  • as bold as brass
“he went about his illegal business with a brazen assurance”
Usurpation (Noun) Seizing something
  • appropriation
  • arrogation
  • commandeering
“This is coercion, an usurpation of personal autonomy, and deeply destructive of human freedom.”
Vandalised (Verb) deliberately destroy or damage
  • defaced
  • trashed
  • annihilated
“stations have been vandalized beyond recognition”
Rankle (Verb) annoy or irritate (someone).
  • cause resentment to
  • cause annoyance to
  • annoy
“Lisa was rankled by his assertion”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dalliance (Noun) a period of brief or casual involvement with something.
  • recreation
  • fun
  • play
“Berkeley was my last dalliance with the education system”
Insolence (Noun) rude and disrespectful behaviour.
  • impertinence
  • impudence
  • cheek
“she was sacked for insolence”
Dubious (Noun) hesitating or doubting.
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
”I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Deprivation (Noun) the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.
  • poverty
  • impoverishment
  • penury
“low wages mean that 3.75 million people suffer serious deprivation”
Reiterating (Verb) Say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • say again
  • restate
“she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perpetual (Adjective) A situation which occurs repeatedly or never ending things.
  • Continuous
  • Non-stop
  • Unchanged
  • Uninterrupted
  • Ceaseless.
Freedom of religion is a perpentual right provided by our constitution.
Ponder (Verb) Think about something carefully before making a decision or conclusion.
  • Consider
  • Think
  • Ruminate
  • Meditate
  • Contemplate.
John is pondering whether or not to join the ethical committee.
Congenital (Adjective) A diseases or abnormalities present from birth.
  • Inherited
  • Inbuilt
  • Hereditary
  • Deep-rooted
  • Native.
Type 2 Diabetes are mostly comgenital in nature.
Clamour (Verb) To shout loudly or making a forceful demand or protest.
  • Agitation
  • Noise
  • Uproar
  • Upheavel
  • Shout.
The screams continued, filling the entire hall with their clamour.
Embezzlement (Noun) Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or employer.
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Misuse
  • Larceny
  • Defalcation.
There are many cases of embezzlement by certain companies.



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