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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 272

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 272

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sluggish (Adjective) slow-moving or inactive.
  • inactive
  • quiet
  • slow
“a sluggish stream”
Plummeted (Verb) fall or drop straight down at high speed.
  • plunge
  • fall headlong
  • hurtle
“a climber was killed when he plummeted 300 feet down an icy gully”
Transient (Adjective) lasting only for a short time; impermanent.
  • transitory
  • temporary
  • short-lived
“a transient cold spell”
Anomaly (Noun) something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected.
  • oddity
  • peculiarity
  • abnormality
“there are a number of anomalies in the present system”
Divergence (Noun) the process or state of diverging.
  • separation
  • dividing
  • parting
“the divergence between primates and other groups”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bust (Noun) something that has failed
  • bomb
  • bummer
  • catastrophe
“In writing my debut novel, The Home Place, I had to bust some Western mythology to tell the truth”
Gory (Adjective) involving or showing violence and bloodshed.
  • grisly
  • gruesome
  • violent
“a gory horror film”
Grisly (Adjective) causing horror or disgust.
  • gruesome
  • ghastly
  • frightful
”the town was shaken by a series of grisly crimes”
Transpired (Verb) come to be known; be revealed.
  • become known
  • become apparent
  • be revealed
“it transpired that millions of dollars of debt had been hidden in a complex web of transactions”
Credibility (Noun) the quality of being convincing or believable.
  • plausibility
  • believability
  • acceptability
“the book’s anecdotes have scant regard for credibility”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Facet (Noun) a particular aspect or feature of something.
  • angle
  • appearance
  • character
  • feature
  • front
“The yoga philosophy maintains that the breath is the most important facet of health”
Incipient (Adjective) in the beginning stages.
  • basic
  • beginning
  • commencing
  • elementary
“He too was found to be suffering from incipient tuberculosis”
Sint (Noun) a limited period of work or a limited time in a specific job or profession.
  • assignment
  • duty
  • job
  • spell
  • stretch
“I want to finish this stint, so as to have the afternoon off”
Thumping (adjective) of an impressive size, extent, or amount.
  • colossal
  • immense
  • mammoth
  • monumental
“But this year, when precisely the same measure came up for a required second vote, it was defeated by a thumping margin of 157 to 39”
Misgiving (noun) a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
  • qualm
  • doubt
  • reservation
  • scruple
“Despite my misgivings, I picked up a box of these today when I filled the new prescription”



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