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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 277

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 277

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Propriety (Noun) conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals.
  • decorum
  • respectability
  • decency
“he always behaved with the utmost propriety”
Egregious (Adjective) outstandingly bad; shocking.
  • shocking
  • appalling
  • horrific
“egregious abuses of copyright”
Unsolicited (Adjective) not asked for; given or done voluntarily.
  • uninvited
  • unsought
  • unasked for
“unsolicited junk mail”
Deployed (Verb) move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.
  • position
  • station
  • post
“forces were deployed at strategic locations”
Deplorable (Adjective) deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
  • disgraceful
  • shameful
  • dishonourable
“children living in deplorable conditions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inherent (Adjective) existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
  • intrinsic
  • innate
  • immanent
“any form of mountaineering has its inherent dangers”
Credible (Adjective) able to be believed; convincing.
  • acceptable
  • trustworthy
  • reliable
“few people found his story credible”
Carnages (Noun) the killing of a large number of people.
  • slaughter
  • massacre
  • mass murder
“the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible”
Pogrom (Noun) an organized massacre of a particular ethnic group, in particular that of Jews in Russia or eastern Europe.
  • massacre
  • slaughter
  • wholesale slaughter
“the Nazis began a pogrom against Jewish people in Germany”
Culpable (Adjective) deserving blame.
  • to blame
  • guilty
  • at fault
“mercy killings are less culpable than ‘ordinary’ murders”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hone (Verb) to make sharp or sharper
  • edge
  • grind
  • sharpen
  • stone
“honed the knifeʼs blade to razor-like sharpness”
Guile (Noun) sly or cunning intelligence.
  • cunning
  • artifice
  • canniness
“A shady salesman usually relies on a combination of quick thinking and guile”
Indubitable (Adjective) impossible to doubt; unquestionable.
  • unquestionable
  • undoubtable
  • indisputable
  • unarguable
“The indubitable benefit of using coupons is the ability to save money”
Exigent (Adjective) pressing; demanding.
  • urgent
  • crucial
“I try not to be exigent with my students, but as a teacher I have to press them to get their work done”
Revelry (Noun) a situation in which people are drinking, dancing, singing, etc. at a party or in public, especially in a noisy way
  • debauchery
  • carouse
“The revelries next door kept me awake all night”



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