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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 28

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 28

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ablution (Noun) A cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
  • Purification
  • Cleansing
  • Bath
  • Cleansing
While the bandaging no longer takes place, the ritual ablutions are still performed.
Astute (Adj) Able to understand a situation quickly and see how to take advantage of it
  • Canny
  • Crafty
  • Adroit
  • Intelligent
  • Keen
He was politically astute, and was soon appointed to a number of powerful committees in Congress.
Dawdle (Verb) To do something or go somewhere very slowly, taking more time than is necessary.
  • Loiter
  • Laze
  • Mosey
  • Amble
She told her daughter to quit dawdling and get dressed or she’d be late for school.
Impractical (Adj) Not effective or reasonable, or (of people) not able to provide effective or simple solutions.
  • Absurd
  • Illogical
  • Impossible
  • Improbable
  • Unreal
It’s impractical to buy things just because they’re on sale.
Loathe (Verb) To hate someone or something
  • Despise
  • Detest
  • Abhor
  • Decline
From an early age the brothers have loathed each other.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pragmatic (Adj) Solving problems in a sensible way that suits the conditions that really exist now, rather than obeying fixed theories, ideas, or rules.
  • Efficient
  • Logical
  • Realistic
  • Sober
In business, the pragmatic approach to problems is often more successful than an idealistic one.
Redundant (Adj) (Especially of a word, phrase, etc.) unnecessary because it is more than is needed
  • Superfluous
  • Diffuse
  • Bombastic
  • Diffuse
My English teacher was strict with us if what we wrote was abstract, sentimental, or redundant.
Shrewd (Adj) Having or based on a clear understanding and good judgment of a situation, resulting in an advantage.
  • Artful
  • Prudent
  • Sharp
  • Slick
He was shrewd enough not to take the job when there was the possibility of getting a better one a few months later.
Unwary (Adj) Not conscious of or careful about possible risks and dangers.
  • Careless
  • Credulous
  • Brash
  • Ignorant
  • Impetuous
Even today, the understanding of intellectual property protection in different countries, or groups of countries, is a minefield for the unwary or uninformed.
Whine (Noun) To make a long, high, sad sound
  • Gripe
  • Moan
  • Wail
  • Whimper
Leon’s dog was sitting by the door whining, so I thought I’d better take it for a walk.