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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 255

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 255

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dissent (Noun) Holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • Disagreement
  • Difference of Opinion
  • Disapproval
  • Conflict
  • Demur
The issue was so deep that invited dissent between the communities.
Subsumed (Verb) include or absorb (something) in something else.
  • Incorporate
  • Indulge
  • Include
  • Contain
The new treaty subsumes all the past agreements.
Outreach (Noun) The extent or length of reaching out.
  • Exceed
  • Advocate
  • Reach
  • Communicate
  • Disseminate
  • Overdo
Several Government programme are launched to outreach with the public.
Abiding (Adjective) (of a feeling or memory) lasting a long time; enduring.
  • Persisting
  • Long-lasting
  • Everlasting
  • Perpetual
The abiding interest in Corner is patriotic and political rather than literary.
Aghast (Adjective)

Suddenly filled with strong feelings of shock and worry

  • Anxious
  • Dismayed
Workers and union officials were aghast at the layoffs.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Paramount (Adjective) More important than anything else;
  • Supreme
  • Central
  • Foremost
  • Grand
  • Great
Maintaining the secrecy of the agreement is of paramount importance.
Bucolic (Adjective) Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
  • Rustic
  • Rural
  • Pastoral
  • Country
Even though I was born in the city, I still prefer the quiet of a small bucolic village any day.
Sanguine (Adjective) optimistic or positive, especially in an apparently bad or difficult situation.
  • optimistic
  • bullish
  • hopeful
  • buoyant
  • positive
They are less sanguine about the company’s long-term prospects.
Woo (Verb) seek the favor, support, or custom of.
  • chase
  • pursue
  • ingratiate
Political parties have roped in Bollywood stars only to woo the young.
Restate (Verb) State something again or differently, especially more clearly or convincingly;
  • Paraphrase
  • ephrase
  • Reword
  • Translate
He restated his belief that the sanctions need more time to work.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sidle (Verb) walk in a furtive, unobtrusive, or timid manner, especially sideways or obliquely.
  • creep
  • sneak
  • slink
  • slip
  • slide
Because the cars were packed in the driveway, I had to sidle between them in order to get to the house.
Vitiate (Verb) spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • annihilate
  • negate
  • quash
You made a good decision, so don’t vitiate it by boasting about your success.
Conflate (Verb) combine (two or more sets of information, texts, ideas, etc.) into one.
  • merge
  • amalgamate
  • consolidate
  • unify
To conflate art and science, teachers must design activities that blend the two.
Viable (Adjective) able to work as intended or able to succeed
  • applicable
  • feasible
In order to make the company viable, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels.
Coruscate (verb) (of light) flash or sparkle.
  • scintillate
  • shimmer
  • sparkle
  • twinkle
The flashlight was used to coruscate a message to the other campers across the lake.



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