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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 247

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 247

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Invigorate (Verb) to give new energy or strength to someone or something
  • boost
  • stimulate
They argued that a cut in the tax rate would invigorate the economy.
Transiant (Adjective) lasting for only a short time; temporary
  • temporary
  • short- lived
The weakness was transient, and soon I was feeling strong again.
Rebound (Verb) If an action rebounds on you, it does not have the effect you hoped for but has an unpleasant effect on you instead
  • recoil
  • recuperate
His continual demands for sympathy rebounded on him because his friends finally stopped listening.
Breviary (noun) a short statement of the main points.
  • summary
  • conspectus
  • encapsulation
  • outline.
The Second Vatican Council revised the Breviary and changed its name to Liturgy of the Hours.
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.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Budge (verb) Change an opinion.
  • retract
  • yield
  • acquiesce
  • compromise.
That’s why the bosses have so far been refusing to budge over the pay and conditions.
Relent (verb) to cease resistance (as to another’s arguments, demands, or control).
  • concede
  • give in
  • submit
  • succumb.
Because my father is very angry, he won’t relent on my harsh punishment.
Laudable (adjective) (of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.
  • praiseworthy
  • admirable
  • meritorious
Faith ceases to be laudable when it is blind faith.

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.
Prudence (Noun) the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
  • wisdom
  • judgment
  • sagacity
  • shrewdness
Maybe you’ll exercise a little more financial prudence next time.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Antithetical Directly opposed or contrasted; Mutually incompatible;
  • Antipodal
  • Antipodean
  • Contradictory
  • Contrary
  • Diametric

Birth and death are antithetical.

Clampdown A concerted or harsh attempt to suppress something;
  • Suppression
  • Prevention
  • Stopping
  • Stamping Out
  • Crackdown
Following the military coup, there has been a clampdown on press reporting in the capital.
Indictment A formal charge or accusation of a serious crime;
  • Charge
  • Accusation
  • Arraignment
  • Citation
  • Summons
No one was surprised by her indictment.
Ostensible Stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so;
  • Apparent
  • Seeming
  • Outward
  • Surface
  • Superficial
  • Professed
Their ostensible goal was to clean up government corruption, but their real aim was to unseat the government.
Perturbed Feeling anxiety or concern;
  • Unsettled
  • Aflutter
  • Agitated
  • Alarmed
  • Anxious
Reassure, Unperturbed, Calm, Composed She didn’t seem perturbed about the noises around her.



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