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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 29

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 29

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Archetypal (Adjective) Very typical of a certain kind of person or thing.
  • Conventional
  • Exemplary
  • Stereotypical
  • Prototypical
The teacher who won educator of the year is a role model for other teachers and is viewed as the archetype of educators.
Bedrock (Noun) The fundamental principles on which something is based.
  • Core
  • Base
  • Cornerstone
  • Keystone
Some people believe that the family is the bedrock of society.
Berate (Verb) Cold or criticize (someone) angrily.
  • Castigate
  • Chastise
  • Lambaste
  • Reprimand
Every time the referee made a questionable call, the fans would berate him and throw beans on the field.
Divest (Verb) To set (a person or thing) free of something that encumbers.
  • Disencumber
  • Rid
  • Emancipate
  • Release
Under the new deal, the company agreed to divest itself of half its revenues, so they could distribute it among their creditors.
Fabled (Adjective) Mythical; imaginary.
  • Fictitious
  • Hypothetical
  • Apocryphal
  • Allegorical
Long after the kingdoms of southern Arabia disappeared, the fabled riches of the region live on in the popular imagination.

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.
Incapacitated (Adjective) Deprived of strength or power; debilitated
  • Crippled
  • Decrepit
  • Enfeebled
  • Frail
In states such as Ohio, West Virginia and Kentucky, “countless children are growing up with parents in jail, incapacitated or underground”.
Instauration (Noun) The action of restoring or renewing something.
  • Foundation
  • Institution
  • Installation
  • Initiation
The system can easily attain the instauration and management of websites and be easily transplanted to any other congeneric websites.
Relic (Noun) A trace of some past or outmoded practice, custom, or belief.
  • Vestige
  • Antique
  • Artifact
  • Residue
The piece of pottery was a relic of the past that evoked in me a feeling of nostalgia.
Shoddy (Adjective) Badly made or done.
  • Trashy
  • Crude
  • Junky
  • Duff
Because of shoddy accounting practices, our firm is being audited.