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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 252

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 252

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Flagrant (Adjective) (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
  • blatant
  • glaring
  • obvious
  • overt
“The bruises on the boy’s legs revealed the flagrant abuse he had suffered at home.”
Contrition:(Noun) the state of feeling sorry for bad behaviour: the state of repentance.
  • contriteness
  • guilt
  • penitence
  • regret
“The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done.”
Plaintive (Adjective) expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
  • aching
  • agonized
  • bitter
  • mournful
  • lamentable
“We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods.”
Piquant (Adjective) having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
  • poignant
  • intriguing
  • stimulating
  • interesting
“Gobblezz restaurant have a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious.”
Banter (noun) the playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks.
  • wisecracks
  • crosstalk
  • wordplay
  • ribbing
“If the banter between the award presenters is not exciting, no one will watch the show.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stringent (Adjective) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • strict
  • firm
  • rigid
“stringent guidelines on air pollution”
Juvenile (Adjective) for or relating to young people.
  • young
  • teenage
“juvenile crime”
Stint (Noun) a person’s fixed or allotted period of work.
  • spell
  • stretch
  • period
“his varied career included a stint as a magician”
Clemency (Noun) mercy; lenience.
  • mercy
  • mercifulness
  • leniency
“an appeal for clemency”
Lynched (Verb) for an alleged offence without a legal trial, especially by hanging.
  • hang
  • hang by the neck
  • execute
“her father had been lynched for a crime he didn’t commit”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Deterrent (Noun) a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
  • disincentive
  • discouragement
  • dissuasion
“cameras are a major deterrent to crime”
Limbo(Noun) an uncertain period of awaiting a decision or resolution; an intermediate state or condition.
  • in abeyance
  • unattended to
  • unfinished
“the legal battle could leave the club in limbo until next year”
Turf (Noun) force (someone) to leave somewhere.
  • throw out
  • remove
  • eject
”they were turfed off the bus”
Dogged (Adjective) having or showing tenacity and grim persistence.
  • tenacious
  • determined
  • resolute
“success required dogged determination”
Behemoth (Noun) a huge or monstrous creature.
  • colossus
  • leviathan
  • mammoth
“behemoths like the brontosaurus”



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