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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 257

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 257

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scrutiny (Noun) critical observation or examination.
  • careful examination
  • inspection
  • survey
“every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”
Hostile (Adjective) showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.
  • confrontational
  • belligerent
  • bellicose
“a hostile audience”
Ostensible (Adjective) stated or appearing to be true, but not necessarily so.
  • apparent
  • seeming
  • outward
“the real dispute which lay behind the ostensible complaint”
Persecuted (Noun) subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
  • oppress
  • abuse
  • victimize
“his followers were persecuted by the authorities”
Adverse (Adjective) preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.
  • unfavourable
  • disadvantageous
  • inauspicious
“taxes are having an adverse effect on production”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • aboriginal
  • local
“the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Obstructed (Verb) block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.
  • block
  • block up
  • clog
“she was obstructing the entrance”
Culpability (Noun) responsibility for a fault or wrong; blame.
  • guilt
  • blame
  • fault
”a level of moral culpability”
Tangled (Verb) twist together into a confused mass.
  • entangle
  • snarl
  • catch
“the broom somehow got tangled up in my long skirt”

Deplorable (Adjective) deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
  • disgraceful
  • shameful
  • dishonourable
“children living in deplorable conditions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fabled (adjective) mythical; imaginary.
  • fictitious
  • hypothetical
  • apocryphal
  • allegorical
“Long after the kingdoms of southern Arabia disappeared, the fabled riches of the region live on in the popular imagination.”
Chronic (Adjective) continuing or occurring again and again for a long time, happening or existing frequently or most of the time, always or often doing something specified
  • natural
  • persistent
  • regular
He suffers from chronic arthritis.
Punctilious (Adjective) “showing great attention to detail or correct behavior.”
  • meticulous
  • conscientious
  • careful
  • diligent
  • attentive
“While I enjoy cleanliness, I am not so punctilious that I get upset about a little dust on my furniture.”
Adjudicate (Verb) to make an official decision about who is right in a dispute
  • adjudge
  • judge
  • arbitrate
  • decide
  • determine
“You should never adjudicate a major decision when you are under the influence of alcohol.”
Scrunch (Verb) to make something or yourself smaller to fit into a small space
  • compress
  • crunch
“The cat was hiding, scrunched up under the sofa.”



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