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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 281

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 281

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tottering (Verb) move in a feeble or unsteady way.
  • teeter
  • walk unsteadily
  • stagger
“a hunched figure tottering down the path”
Paramount (Adjective) more important than anything else; supreme.
  • most important
  • of greatest importance
  • of prime importance
“the interests of the child are of paramount importance”
Outlay (Noun) an amount of money spent on something.
  • expenditure
  • expenses
  • spending
“a modest outlay on local advertising”
Perilous (Adjective) full of danger or risk.
  • dangerous
  • fraught with danger
  • hazardous
“a perilous journey south”
Detract (Verb) diminish the worth or value of (a quality or achievement).
  • belittle
  • take away from
  • diminish
“these quibbles in no way detract from her achievement”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Concerted (Verb) jointly arranged or carried out; coordinated.
  • joint
  • united
  • jointly planned
“a concerted attempt to preserve religious unity”
Laggard (Noun) a person who makes slow progress and falls behind others.
  • straggler
  • loiterer
  • lingerer
“staff were under enormous pressure and there was no time for laggards”
Discernible (Adjective) able to be discerned; perceptible.
  • visible
  • detectable
  • noticeable
“the scandal had no discernible effect on his career”
Stark (Adjective) severe or bare in appearance or outline.
  • sharply delineated
  • sharp
  • sharply defined
“the ridge formed a stark silhouette against the sky”
Vetoing (Verb) exercise a veto against (a decision or proposal).
  • reject
  • turn down
  • throw out
“the president vetoed the bill”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pangs (Noun) a sudden sharp pain or painful emotion.
  • pain
  • sharp pain
  • shooting pain
“Lindsey experienced a sharp pang of guilt”
Unduly (Adverb) to an unwarranted degree; inordinately.
  • excessively
  • immoderately
  • intemperately
“there is no need to be unduly alarmed”
Vaulted (Adjective) having a curve or curves
  • arched
  • curved
  • rounded
“an unusual brick vaulted ceiling”
Contention (Noun) heated disagreement.
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • disputation
“the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”
Resentment (Noun) bitter indignation at having been treated unfairly.
  • bitterness
  • indignation
  • irritation
“his resentment at being demoted”



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