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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 284

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 284

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Congregated (Verb) gather into a crowd or mass.
  • assemble
  • gather
  • collect
“some 4,000 demonstrators had congregated at a border point”
Assertions (Noun) a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
  • declaration
  • contention
  • statement
“his assertion that his father had deserted the family”
Accorded (Verb) give or grant someone (power, status, or recognition).
  • give
  • grant
  • tender
“the powers accorded to the head of state”
Creeping (Verb) move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed.
  • crawl
  • move on all fours
  • move on hands and knees
“he crept downstairs, hardly making any noise”
Adversary (Noun) one’s opponent in a contest, conflict, or dispute.
  • opponent
  • rival
  • enemy
“Davis beat his old adversary in the quarter-finals”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Complacent (Adjective) showing smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements.
  • smug
  • self-satisfied
  • pleased with oneself
“you can’t afford to be complacent about security”
Castigating (Verb) reprimand (someone) severely.
  • reprimand
  • rebuke
  • admonish
“he was castigated for not setting a good example”
Expediency (Noun) the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.
  • convenience
  • advantage
  • advantageousness
“an act of political expediency”
Unenviable (Adjective) difficult, undesirable, or unpleasant.
  • disagreeable
  • unpleasant
  • undesirable
“an unenviable reputation for drunkenness”
Disrupting (Verb) drastically alter or destroy the structure of.
  • distort
  • damage
  • buckle
“alcohol can disrupt the chromosomes of an unfertilized egg”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rebuffed (Verb) Reject or refuse something or someone in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
  • Turn down
  • Decline
  • Dismiss
  • Repel
  • Spurn
“The company rebuffed the proposals of all clients”
Slammed (Verb) Shut or crtiticize forcefully or loudly.
  • Smash
  • Slap
  • Criticize
  • Beat
  • Knock
“The news channel slammed politicians role in India’s development”
Rogue (Adjective) Something that is out of ordinary, or against the rules.
  • Dishonest
  • Double-dealing
  • Doublicious
  • Fradulent
“The density of rogue people are increasing day by day which is making the system more corrupt”
Clamour (Verb) To shout loudly or making a forceful demand or protest.
  • Agitation
  • Noise
  • Uproar
  • Upheavel
“The screams continued, filling the entire hall with their clamour”
Embezzlement (Noun) Theft or misappropriation of funds placed in one’s trust or employer.
  • Fraud
  • Theft
  • Misuse
  • Larceny
  • Defalcation
“There are many cases of embezzlement by certain companies”



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