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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 25

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 25

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Accentuate (Verb) The action of emphasizing something or making it more noticeable
  • Highlight
  • Emphasize
  • Underline
  • Point up
The new policy only serves to accentuate the inadequacy of help for the homeless.
Astute (Adj) Able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it.
  • Crafty
  • Canny
  • Adroit
  • Discerning
He was politically astute, and was soon appointed to a number of powerful committees in Congress.
Baffled (Verb) To Cause someone to be completely unable to understand or explain something.
  • Astound
  • Bewilder
  • Amaze
  • Bewilder
She was completely baffled by his strange behaviour.
Dazzling (Adj) Extremely attractive or exciting
  • Great
  • Bright
  • Flashy
  • Glittering
  • Sparkling
Hikers traveled to the dazzling waterfall with the water cascading down several rocks creating a rainbow.
Promulgate (Verb) To announce something publicly, especially a new law.
  • Declare
  • Notify
  • Promote
  • Publish
The new law was finally promulgated in the autumn of last year.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Refrain (Noun) To avoid doing or stop yourself from doing something.
  • Burden
  • Strain
  • Melody
  • Theme
We refrained from talking until we knew that it was safe.
Resilient (Adj) Able to quickly return to its usual shape after being bent, stretched, or pressed.
  • Strong
  • Tough
  • Buoyant
  • Supple
This rubber ball is very
resilient and
immediately springs back into shape.
Slanderous (Adj) False, and damaging to someone’s reputation
  • Defamatory
  • Malicious
  • Defamatory
  • Malicious
Until people can prove their
slanderous accusations, I will not believe them.
Sublime (Adj) Extremely good, beautiful, or enjoyable
  • Divine
  • Exalted
  • Abstract
  • Divine
  • Exalted
A great deal of literature is only the obvious transformed into the sublime.
Wail (Verb) To make a long, high cry, usually because of pain or sadness.
  • Whine
  • Grieve
  • Fuss
  • Moan
The Women gathered around the coffin and began to wail, as was the custom in the region.