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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 259

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 259

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dubious (Adjective) hesitating or doubting.
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
“I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Impasse (Noun) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • deadlock
  • dead end
  • stalemate
“the current political impasse”
Resentment (Noun) bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.
  • bitterness
  • indignation
  • irritation
“his resentment at being demoted”
Devious (Adjective) showing a skilful use of underhand tactics to achieve goals.
  • underhand
  • underhanded
  • deceitful
“he’s as devious as a politician needs to be”
Legitimised (Verb) make legitimate.
  • validate
  • legitimate
  • permit
“voters legitimize the government through the election of public officials”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Doping (Verb) administer drugs to (a racehorse, greyhound, or athlete) in order to inhibit or enhance sporting performance.
  • drug
  • tamper with
  • interfere with
“the horse was doped before the race”
Arbitration (Noun) the use of an arbitrator to settle a dispute.
  • adjudication
  • mediation
  • mediatorship
“Tayside Regional Council called for arbitration to settle the dispute”
Tainted (Verb) contaminate or pollute (something).
  • contaminate
  • pollute
  • adulterate
“the air was tainted by fumes from the cars”
Crusaders (Noun) a fighter in the medieval Crusades.
  • campaigner
  • fighter
  • battler
“crusaders for early detection and treatment of mental illnesses”
Autocratic (Adjective) taking no account of other people’s wishes or opinions; domineering.
  • despotic
  • tyrannical
  • oppressive
“a man with a reputation for an autocratic management style”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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”
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”
Swathe (noun) a large part of something that includes several different things.
  • envelope
  • stretch
  • area
  • track
“These people represent a broad swathe of public opinion”
Exhort (verb) Strongly encourage or urge to do something
  • enjoin
  • adjure
“Priya tries to Exhort her friend about her career. but she is not ready to listen”
Titter (verb) Give a short, half-suppressed laugh, giggle
  • giggle
  • snigger
“The teen girls tittered at her light-hearted curse”



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