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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 26

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 26

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Accretion (Noun) Growth or increase by the gradual accumulation of additional layers or matter.
  • Addendum
  • Addition
  • Increment
  • Proliferation
Sophia was convinced that the accretion of ice on her car’s windshield was preventing her wipers from operating correctly.
Apropos (Adjective) Very appropriate to a particular situation.
  • Appropriate
  • Pertinent
  • Relevant
  • Apt
While the words may seem a bit strange, they are apropos and relate to the topic we are discussing.
Beleaguer (Verb) Lay siege to.
  • Besiege
  • Beset
  • Pester
  • Badger
The troops plan to beleaguer the enemy’s city walls until the white flag is raised.
Fiesta (Noun) An event marked by festivities or celebration.
  • Festival
  • Carnival
  • Fest
  • Fete
To prepare for the fiesta, food was bought for the feast, balloons and streamers for the decorations and sunglasses to watch the parade.
Inveigle (Verb) Persuade (someone) to do something by means of deception or flattery.
  • Cajole
  • Wheedle
  • Coax
  • Persuade
During the trial, the witnesses described how the defendant used deception to inveigle his clients into investing in his scam.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inure (Verb) Accustom (someone) to something, especially something unpleasant.
  • Accustom
  • Habituate
  • Acclimatize
  • Adapt
The hardship of army training inured her to the rigors of desert warfare.
Pariah (Noun) An outcast.
  • Outcast
  • Exile
  • Derelict
  • Deportee
The informant testified under anonymity rather than risk becoming a pariah in his community.
Refractory (Adjective) Stubborn
or unmanageable.
  • Recalcitrant
  • Obstreperous
  • Insubordinate
  • Intractable
Most teenagers go through a refractory
phase where they don’t want to listen to authority figures.
Reprobate (Noun) An unprincipled person.
  • Rogue
  • Scoundrel
  • Villain
  • Wretch
Although the old man pretended to be a reprobate in public, in private he did a lot of good deeds for the homeless.
Revere (Verb) Feel deep respect or
admiration
for (something)
  • Respect
  • Admire
  • Cherish
  • Appreciate
Environmentalists say that everyone should revere Mother Nature and take better care of our natural resources.