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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 264

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 264

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stentorian (adjective) (of a person’s voice) loud and powerful.
  • booming
  • clangorous
  • piercing
  • roaring
When my father speaks in a stentorian voice, I know I’m in trouble.
Bittersweet (Adjective) tinged with a feeling of sadness
  • tangerine
The ending of the romance movie was bittersweet.
Decree (Noun) to declare formally and with authority
  • directive
  • edict

The president decreed that Halloween would henceforth be a national holiday.

Impart (Verb) to transmit, bestow, or disclose
  • impose
  • bestow
Parents must impart common sense to their children.
Axiomatic (Adjective) self-evident or unquestionable.
  • Understood
  • Given
  • Granted
  • self-evident
The arithmetic principles are axiomatic in nature.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Brazen (Adjective) obvious, without any attempt to be hidden
  • blatant
  • bold
In a brazen assault, the gang fired their weapons at the policeman.
Castigated (Verb) reprimand (someone) severely.
  • reprimand
  • rebuke
He castigated himself for being so stupid.
Copious (Adjective) abundant in supply or quantity.
  • abundant
  • ample
  • extensive
The storm produced a copious amount of rain.
Duress (Noun) threats, violence, constraints, or other action used to coerce someone into doing something against their will or better judgment.


I think Harry was under duress when she signed the agreement; he never would have voluntarily accepted those conditions.
Malapert (Adjective) boldly disrespectful; impudent.
  • impertinent
  • cheeky
  • rude
  • brazen.
In a fury, she said that he was too malapert to give her such an answer, and affirmed that both he and they should repent it

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rickety (Adjective) (of a structure or piece of equipment) poorly made and likely to collapse.
  • dilapidated
  • ramshackle
  • derelict
  • ruinous
She then directed them to the fourth floor, giving them the choice of the stairs or a rickety lift.
Wrest (Verb) forcibly pull (something) from a person’s grasp.
  • wrench
  • snatch
  • seize
  • grab
Sita felt she had to wrest the weapon from the hostage-taker for the sake of her safety.
Abate (Verb) Make less intense or widespread;
  • subside
  • die down/away/out
  • drop off/away
  • lessen
  • ease (off)
Thankfully the storm has abated.
Assurance (Noun) A positive declaration intended to give confidence;
  • word of honour
  • word
  • guarantee
  • promise
  • pledge
He gave an assurance that work would begin on Monday.
Attributed (Verb) Regard something as caused by someone.
  • assign
  • accredit
  • credit
  • impute
He attributed the firm’s success to the efforts of the managing director.

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