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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 276

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 276

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bedraggle (Adjective) wet, dirty, and untidy
  • dishevel
  • crumple
The lieutenant mopped his face on a bedraggled handkerchief.
Sleazy (Adjective) dirty, cheap, or not socially acceptable, especially relating to moral or sexual matters
  • trashy
  • sordid
This part of town is full of sleazy bars and restaurants.
Seculusion (Noun) the state of being alone, away from other people
  • remoteness
  • aloneness
In some societies women are kept in seclusion, so that they are hardly ever seen in public.
Invigorate (verb) to make someone feel fresher, healthier, and more energetic
  • energize
  • rejuvenate
His overarching argument, forcefully and uncompromisingly presented, is original, challenging, invigorating.
Manoeuvre (noun) a carefully planned or cunning scheme or action.
  • stratagem
  • tactic
  • gambit
  • ploy
A reasonable bridge building effort between activists and experts on both sides to try to address the issues through tactical maneuvers might be useful.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stern (adjective) (of a person or their manner) serious and unrelenting, especially in the assertion of authority and exercise of discipline.
  • grave
  • sober
  • austere
  • frowning
All are stern judges and they expect others to be as serious about everything as they are.
Petulant (adjective) easily irritated or annoyed.
  • choleric
  • grouchy
  • grumpy
  • peevish
When the movie started, the petulant infant would not stop crying because of the loud noise.
Poignant (Adjective) evoking a keen sense of sadness or regret.
  • affecting
  • pitiful
  • piteous
  • pitiable
  • pathetic
Because the poignant movie reminded me of my painful childhood, it made me cry.
Malady (Noun) a disease or ailment.
  • affliction
  • disorder
  • illness
  • disability
in the olden days people were always suffering from some unknown malady.
Moribund (Adjective) (of a person) at the point of death.
  • dying
As the moribund man held his Bible and took his last breath, a bright light appeared in the corner of the room.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Buck (verb) Oppose or resist (something oppressive or inevitable).
  • oppose
  • contradict
  • defy
  • fight
But despite the market hurdles they face, some small brewers are bucking the trend.
Prise (Verb) use force in order to move, move apart, or open (something).
  • force
  • wrench
  • twist
Joe was trying to prise the cap off a bottle of painkillers
Denude (Verb) strip (something) of its covering, possessions, or assets.
  • divest
  • deprive
  • bare
  • uncover
He proceeded to denude the statue, fronting the church bishop’s podium.
Venerate (Verb) regard with great respect; revere.
  • revere
  • adulate
  • exalt
Many people attend church services to venerate God.
slump (Verb) Sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply;
  • Fall steeply
  • Plummet
  • Plunge
  • Tumble
  • Drop
Car sales have slumped dramatically over the past year.

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