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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 280

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 280

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Derogatory (Adjective) showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
  • disparaging
  • slighting
  • pejorative
  • belittling
He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.
Truculent (Adjective) eager or quick to argue or fight; aggressively defiant.
  • defiant
  • aggressive
  • antagonistic
  • belligerent
I found him truculent and unpleasant.
Indelible (Adjective) not able to be forgotten.
  • indestructible
  • permanent
  • lasting
  • persisting
Getting out didn’t make such an indelible impression as going in.
Cult (Noun) religious group
  • band
  • group
Their son ran away from home and joined a religious cult.
Tract (Noun) a large area of land
  • estate
  • expanse
The house is surrounded by vast tracts of woodland.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stagnant (Adjective) not growing or developing
  • inactive
  • static
Recently, the company’s sales have been declining or stagnant.
Petulance (Noun) the quality of being childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
  • bitterness
  • cynicism
  • irritability
Symptoms of migraines include pain, blurred vision, and petulance.
Fidgety (Adjective) inclined to fidget; restless or uneasy.
  • restless
  • uneasy
  • agitated
  • quivering
Even though she tried to control her body, the fidgety toddler couldn’t be still during story time.
Underlay (Verb) place something under (something else), especially to support or raise it.
  • control
  • determine
  • manage
  • regulate
Construction workers will underlay a support beam beneath the drooping floor in an effort to make it more secure.
Apprehensions (Noun) Anxiety or fear that something bad or unpleasant will happen;
  • Anxiety
  • Concern
  • Fear
  • Worry
There is some apprehension in the office about who the new director will be.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Cliff-hanger (Noun) A story or a situation that is exciting because its ending or result is uncertain until it happens;
  • Hair-raiser
  • Nail-biter
  • Suspenser
  • Thriller
It looks as if the election is going to be a cliff-hanger.
Consequential (Adjective) Following as a result or effect;
  • Resulting
  • Resultant
  • Ensuing
  • Consequent
  • Following
There have been several consequential innovations in their computer software.
Discernible (Adjective) Able to be discerned;
  • Perceptible
  • Visible
  • Detectable
  • Noticeable
  • Perceptible
There is no discernible reason why this should be the case.
Glitches (Noun) A sudden, usually temporary malfunction or fault of equipment;
  • Flaw
  • Bug
  • Malfunction
The system has been plagued with glitches ever since its launch.
Laggard (Noun) A person who makes slow progress and falls behind others;
  • Crawling
  • Creeping
  • Dallying
  • Dawdling
The company has been a laggard in developing new products.

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