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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 279

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 279

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trepidation (noun) a feeling of fear or anxiety about something that may happen.
  • fear
  • apprehension
  • dread
  • fearfulness
As the earthquake bared down, I was overpowered with trepidation.
Nab (verb) catch (someone) doing something wrong.
  • seize
  • apprehend
  • arrest
  • restrain
A bank robber was nabbed because he made the classic mistake of returning to the scene of the crime.
Culling (verb) select from a large quantity; obtain from a variety of sources.
  • elect
  • select
  • choose
  • pick
In nine months, we as a group, tracked an unknown number of missing children, culling out two hundred and eleven Howie attempted to locate.
Articulate (adjective) able to express thoughts and feelings easily and clearly
  • expressive
  • eloquent
She gave a witty, entertaining, and articulate speech.
Furtive (adjective) Done in a quiet and secretive way to avoid being noticed
  • shady
  • sneaky
The look in his eyes became furtive

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pummel (verb) to hit someone or something repeatedly, esp. with your fists
  • bash
  • batter
She hates watching boxers pummel and be pummeled in the ring.
Prudence (Noun) the quality of being prudent; cautiousness.
  • wisdom
  • judgment
  • sagacity
  • shrewdness
Maybe you’ll exercise a little more financial prudence next time.
Dole (Noun) benefit paid by the state to the unemployed.
  • unemployment benefit
  • allowance
  • welfare
Though he is receiving unemployment, Gary wants to find a job so he can get off the dole immediately.
Polemical (Adjective) of or involving strongly critical or disputatious writing or speech.
  • critical
  • hostile
  • bitter
  • polemic
  • virulent
Unlike most academic philosophy much of it is personal, polemical, poetical or allusive.
Subvert (verb) undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
  • destabilize
  • unsettle
  • overthrow
  • depose
She subverted my noble desire to do a good deed without reward.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Astute (Adjective) having or showing an ability to accurately assess situations or people and turn this to one’s advantage.
  • shrewd
  • sharp
  • sharp-witted
  • razor-sharp
  • acute
A good leader must be an astute judge of ability.
Frivolous (Adjective) not having any serious purpose or value.
  • flippant
  • glib
  • waggish
Isabelle was a frivolous little fool, vain and flighty.
Inimical (Adjective) unfriendly; hostile.
  • hostile
  • unfriendly
  • antagonistic
  • ill-disposed, unkind
It may have become inimical to our happiness.
Allegiance (noun) Loyalty or commitment to a superior or to a group or cause;
  • Faithfulness
  • Fidelity
  • Obedience
  • Fealty
  • Adherence
  • Homage
He owes allegiance to them for all the help they have given him.
Commendable (adjective) Deserving praise;
  • Admirable
  • Praiseworthy
  • Laudable
  • Estimable
  • Meritorious
She did a commendable job of informing all the interested parties.



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