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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 282

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 282

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bickering (Verb) argue about petty and trivial matters.
  • squabble
  • argue
  • quarrel
“couples who bicker over who gets what from the divorce”
Bulwark (Noun) a defensive wall.
  • wall
  • rampart
  • fortification
“It is not the last outpost of colonialism, but the first bulwark of democracy”
Adhesive (Noun) a substance used for sticking objects or materials together; glue.
  • glue
  • fixative
  • gum
”tile adhesive”
Sustenance (Noun) food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.
  • nourishment
  • food
  • nutriment
“poor rural economies turned to potatoes for sustenance”
Rigour (Noun) the quality of being extremely thorough and careful.
  • meticulousness
  • thoroughness
  • carefulness
“his analysis is lacking in rigour”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Impunity (noun) exemption from punishment.
  • immunity
  • dispensation
  • exception
  • exemption
“My work may be of none, but I must not think it of any, or I shall not do it with impunity”
Breviary (noun) a short statement of the main points.
  • summary
  • conspectus
  • encapsulation
  • outline
“The Second Vatican Council revised the Breviary and changed its name to Liturgy of the Hours”
Reprobate (noun) an unprincipled person.
  • rogue
  • scoundrel
  • villain
  • wretch
“Although the old man pretended to be a reprobate in public, in private he did a lot of good deeds for the homeless”
Furlough (noun) leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.
  • break
  • rest
  • recess
  • day off
“I have just learned that Cousin George has got his furlough extended thirty days”
Feud (Noun) a prolonged and bitter quarrel or dispute.
  • altercation
  • conflict
  • discord
  • dispute
“My grandfather once had a feud with the mayor of his city and they settled it with a duel”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Laudable (adjective) (of an action, idea, or aim) deserving praise and commendation.
  • praiseworthy
  • admirable
  • meritorious
“Faith ceases to be laudable when it is blind faith”
Overture (Noun) an approach or proposal made to someone with the aim of opening negotiations or establishing a relationship.
  • approach
  • proposal
  • tender
  • suggestion
“He began making overtures to British merchant banks”
Sully (Verb) to ruin or damage
  • corrupt
  • defile
“If the chemical plant is built near the resort, it will probably sully the clean air in the area”
Servile (Adjective) eager to serve and please someone else in a way that shows a lack of respect for yourself
  • abject
  • beggarly
“The vast majority of bond-servants had been freed in the city, and legally servile statuses largely abolished”
Captious (Adjective) always looking for faults; hard to please
  • censorious
  • carping
“When my captious teacher grades my essays, she always finds a minor error in my work”

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