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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 250

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 250

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scuttled (Verb) run hurriedly or furtively with short quick steps.
  • scamper
  • scurry
  • scramble
“a mouse scuttled across the floor”
Carnage (Noun) the killing of a large number of people.
  • slaughter
  • massacre
  • mass murder
“the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible”
Scrutinised (Verb) examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.
  • examine carefully
  • inspect
  • survey
“customers were warned to scrutinize the small print”
Pogrom (Noun) an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe.
  • massacre
  • slaughter
  • wholesale slaughter
“the Nazis began a pogrom against Jewish people in Germany”
Instigated (Verb) bring about or initiate (an action or event).
  • set in motion
  • put in motion
  • get under way
“they instigated a reign of terror”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Erstwhile (Adjective) former.
  • former
  • old
  • past
“the erstwhile president of the company”
Shoddy (Adjective) badly made or done.
  • poor-quality
  • inferior
  • second-rate
“we’re not paying good money for shoddy goods”
Spur (Noun) a thing that prompts or encourages someone; an incentive.
  • stimulus
  • incentive
  • encouragement
”wars act as a spur to practical invention”
Slump (Verb) sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.
  • sit heavily
  • flop
  • flump
“she slumped against the cushions”
Bravado (Noun) a bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate.
  • boldness
  • bold manner
  • swagger
“he possesses none of the classic wheeler-dealer’s casual bravado”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pococurante (adjective) indifferent or unconcerned.
  • apathetic
  • listless
  • insouciant
  • nonchalant.
“Since the boy didn’t plan on doing his homework anyway, his pococurante look on his face did not change when the teacher assigned the 10-page essay.”
Priggish (adjective) self-righteously moralistic and superior.
  • smug
  • sanctimonious
  • moralistic
  • prudish.
“After living with his wife for 30 years, the husband was tired of the nagging and demands made by his priggish woman.”
Subvert (verb) undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
  • destabilize
  • unsettle
  • overthrow
  • overturn.
“Please reject this underhanded attempt to subvert democracy in Illinois.”
Revulsion (noun) a sense of disgust and loathing.
  • abhorrence
  • repugnance
  • nausea
  • detestation.
“Widespread public revulsion at the executions exacerbated a growing alienation from the British administration in Ireland.”
Credence (noun) belief in or acceptance of something as true.
  • acceptance
  • belief
  • faith
  • trust
“Since you have a history of lying, I find it difficult to give credence to anything you tell me.”



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