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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 262

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 262

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Galvanising (Verb) shock or excite (someone) into taking action.
  • jolt
  • shock
  • startle
“the urgency of his voice galvanized them into action”
Delegates (Noun) a person sent or authorized to represent others, in particular an elected representative sent to a conference.
  • representative
  • envoy
  • emissary
“congress delegates rejected the proposals”
Wrangle (Noun) a dispute or argument, typically one that is long and complicated.
  • argument
  • dispute
  • disagreement
“an insurance wrangle is holding up compensation payments”
Imbued (Verb) inspire or permeate with (a feeling or quality).
  • permeate
  • saturate
  • diffuse
“his works are invariably imbued with a sense of calm and serenity”
Desultory (Adjective) lacking a plan, purpose, or enthusiasm.
  • casual
  • half-hearted
  • lukewarm
“a few people were left, dancing in a desultory fashion”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abide (Verb) accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
  • comply with
  • obey
  • observe
“I said I would abide by their decision”
Redemption(Noun) the action of regaining or gaining possession of something in exchange for payment, or clearing a debt.
  • retrieval
  • recovery
  • reclamation
“the peasants found the terms of redemption unattractive”
Intrinsic (Adjective) belonging naturally; essential.
  • inherent
  • innate
  • inborn
”access to the arts is intrinsic to a high quality of life”
Pervasive (Adjective) spreading widely throughout an area or a group of people.
  • prevalent
  • penetrating
  • pervading
“ageism is pervasive and entrenched in our society”
Ambiguous (Adjective) not clear or decided.
  • equivocal
  • ambivalent
  • open to debate
“the election result was ambiguous”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Surging (Verb) swelling or an increase in the rushing of waves or water
  • flood
  • flow
“Surging waves crashed onto the shores causing fear of flooding among the local citizens”
Embellish (Verb) to make something sound or look better or more acceptable than it is in reality
  • adorn
  • deck
“Grandma likes to embellish her knitting by hiding secret messages in the pattern”
Insouciant (Adjective) showing a casual lack of concern
  • nonchalant
  • untroubled
  • unworried
“His insouciant handling of the oil spill in the Gulf is under fire from all sides”
Lackadaisical (Adjective) lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  • lax
  • unenthusiastic
  • half-hearted
  • uninterested
  • lukewarm
  • indifferent
“The food was nice enough but the service was rather lackadaisical.”
Vanquish (Verb) defeat thoroughly.
  • conquer
  • defeat
“She wouldn’t be as easy to vanquish as she had been outside the Feelgood Saloo”



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