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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 258

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 258

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ennui (Noun) a feeling of listlessness and dissatisfaction arising from a lack of occupation or excitement.
  • boredom
  • tedium
  • listlessness
Listening to your dull story about becoming a librarian is leaving me in a state of ennui.
Fleece (Verb) obtain a great deal of money from (someone), typically by overcharging or swindling them.
  • swindle
  • cheat
  • defraud
  • deceive
  • trick
Joining arms, they set out to fleece their latest victims.
Corroborate (Verb) Give evidence for, Back up with evidence.
  • Validate
  • support
  • confirm
  • verify
  • endorse
Every one hastened to corroborate this verdict with some piece of evidence.
Approbation (Noun) Official Approval.
  • Approval
  • Favor
Government gives its approbation to his selection.
Ardent(Adjective) Characterized by strong enthusiasm
  • Passionate
  • enthusiastic
  • zealous
One should be an ardent supporter for the right cause.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ameliorate(Verb) To make better
  • Amend
  • better
  • improve
  • upgrade
The editor ameliorated the manuscript with his changes.
Incipient (Adjective) in the beginning stages.
  • nascent
  • basic
  • beginning
  • commencing
  • elementary
He, too, was found to be suffering from incipient tuberculosis.
Stint (Noun) a limited period of work or a limited time in a specific job or profession.
  • assignment
  • duty
  • job
  • spell
  • stretch
I want to finish this stint, so as to have the afternoon off.
Slew (Noun) The definition of a slew is a large quantity of something.
  • abundance
  • aggregation
  • batch
  • bunch
  • bundle
He’s got a float and a slew of balloons
Defection (Noun) The desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one;
  • Desertion
  • Absconding
  • Decamping
  • Flight
Recent changes in policy have resulted in large-scale defection from the party.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dubious (Adjective) Hesitating or doubting; Not to be relied upon; Suspect;
  • Suspicious
  • Untrustworthy
  • Unreliable
These claims are dubious and not scientifically proven.
Impasse (Noun) A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock;
  • Dead end
  • Stalemate
  • Checkmate
  • Stand-off
  • Standstill
he dispute had reached an impasse, as neither side would compromise.
Inevitable (Adjective) Certain to happen; Unavoidable;
  • Inescapable
  • bound to happen
  • Sure to happen
The accident was the inevitable consequence of carelessness.
Misdemeanours (Noun) A crime considered to be one of the less serious types of crime;
  • Misconduct
  • Misfeasance
  • Breach
  • Crime
He was convicted in court on a misdemeanour charge.
Envisage (Verb) Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event;
  • Foresee
  • Predict
  • Forecast
  • Foretell
  • Anticipate
  • Expect
Train fare increases of 15% are envisaged for the next year.

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