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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 288

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 288

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fawning (Adjective) displaying exaggerated flattery or affection; obsequious.
  • sycophantic
  • ingratiating
  • subservient
  • cajoling
Because Larry really wants a promotion, he spends a great deal of time fawning over his boss.
Perjury (Noun) the offence of wilfully telling an untruth or making a misrepresentation under oath.
  • violation of an oath
  • forswearing oneself
  • making false statements
  • wilful falsehood
The mother who lied about her son’s whereabouts will soon face trial for perjury.
Chronic (Adjective) continuing or occurring again and again for a long time, happening or existing frequently or most of the time, always or often doing something specified
  • natural
  • persistent
  • regular
He suffers from chronic arthritis.
Adjudicate (Verb) to make an official decision about who is right in a dispute
  • adjudge
  • judge
  • arbitrate
  • decide
  • determine
You should never adjudicate a major decision when you are under the influence of alcohol.
Whine (Noun) to make a long, high, sad sound
  • gripe
  • moan
Leon’s dog was sitting by the door whining, so I thought I’d better take it for a walk.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Loathe (Verb) to hate someone or something
  • despise
  • detest
From an early age the brothers have loathed each other.
Ablution (Noun) a cleansing with water or other liquid, especially as a religious ritual.
  • purification
  • cleansing
While the bandaging no longer takes place, the ritual ablutions are still performed.
Subvert (Verb) undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
  • destabilize
  • unsettle
  • overthrow
  • overturn
Please reject this underhanded attempt to subvert democracy in Illinois.
Puritanical (Adjective) having or displaying a very strict or censorious moral attitude towards self-indulgence.
  • prudish
  • puritan
  • prim
  • priggish
It just shows that those endless puritanical bromides about the perils of fixating on individual designers are wasted breath.
Swathe (Noun) a large part of something that includes several different things.
  • envelope
  • stretch
  • area
  • track
These people represent a broad swathe of public opinion.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Malapert (Adjective) boldly disrespectful; impudent.
  • impertinent
  • cheeky
  • rude
  • brazen
In a fury, she said that he was too malapert to give her such an answer, and affirmed that both he and they should repent it.
Pernicious (Adjective) causing great harm or damage often in a way that is not easily seen or noticed.
  • damaging
  • dangerous
  • lethal
  • malicious
These resolutions later acquired extraordinary and pernicious prominence in the historical elaboration of the states’-rights doctrine.
Amicable (Adjective) Friendly
  • Cordial
  • Harmonious
  • amiable
  • polite
Most customer service agents are amicable people who are good at settling disagreements
Scramble (Noun) a struggle for possession or gain.
  • free-for-all
  • melee
  • rush
  • struggle
  • tussle
There was a scramble for choice seats in the auditorium.
Spate (Noun) a large number of similar things or events appearing or occurring in quick succession.
  • deluge
  • flood
  • flurry
  • outpouring
  • string
  • succession
A spate of words has been published on this controversial topic.



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