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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 271

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 271

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hubris (Noun) excessive pride or self-confidence.
  • arrogance
  • conceit
  • conceitedness
“the self-assured hubris among economists was shaken in the late 1980s”
Bluster (Verb) talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect.
  • rant
  • thunder
  • boast
“you threaten and bluster, but won’t carry it through”
Rhetorical (Verb) relating to or concerned with the art of rhetoric.
  • stylistic
  • oratorical
  • linguistic
“repetition is a common rhetorical device”
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • aboriginal
  • local
“the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Perception (Noun) awareness of something through the senses.
  • discernment
  • appreciation
  • recognition
“the perception of pain”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abhorrent (Adjective) inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
  • detestable
  • detested
  • hateful
“racism was abhorrent to us all”
Coherent (Adjective) logical and consistent.
  • logical
  • reasoned
  • reasonable
“they failed to develop a coherent economic strategy”
Surge (Noun) a sudden powerful forward or upward movement, especially by a crowd or by a natural force such as the tide.
  • gush
  • rush
  • outpouring
”flooding caused by tidal surges”
Resounding (Adjective) unmistakable; emphatic.
  • enormous
  • huge
  • massive
“the evening was a resounding success”
Accord (Verb) give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
  • give
  • grant
  • tender
“the powers accorded to the head of state”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hedge (Verb) limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.
  • confine
  • restrict
  • limit
  • hinder
  • obstruct
“She was hedged in by her imperfect education”
Demur (Verb) raise objections or show reluctance.
  • object
  • protest
  • cavil
  • dissent
“Because the DA decided to demur the low bond, it was set at a higher fee”
Confabulate (verb) to talk informally
  • cackle
  • chat
  • patter
  • schmooze
“Guests gathered in the hallway to confabulate about the weather and make small talk”
Supine (adjective) failing to act or protest as a result of moral weakness or indolence.
  • spineless
  • pliant
  • submissive
  • nactive
“My brother-in-law is a lazy fellow who will sleep with his head up in a supine position all day long”
Valedictory (Noun) a farewell address.
  • farewell
  • goodbye
  • leaving
  • parting
  • departing
“On the last day of school, seniors wrote a valedictory stating what they would miss about high school and read it in front of the class for their final grade”

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