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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 296

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 296

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ambivalent (Adjective ) having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  • uncertain
  • undecided
  • unsure
  • unsettled
“The Australian private sector is increasingly bullish about the technology’s future, despite its government’s generally ambivalent attitude toward climate change”
Articulate (Adjective) pronounce (something) clearly and distinctly.
  • enunciate
  • pronounce
  • express
  • eloquent
  • fluent
“He is polished, charming, articulate and an excellent negotiator”
Overwhelming (Adjective) very great in amount.
  • overpowering
  • astonishing
  • breathtaking
  • shocking
  • surprising
“The feeling of gratitude, joy, and completion was overwhelming”
Landslide (Noun) a collapse of a mass of earth or rock from a mountain or cliff.
  • avalanche
  • advantage
  • conquest
  • victory
“The presidential election turned out to be one of the biggest landslides in history”
Poised (Verb) be or cause to be balanced or suspended.
  • confident
  • balanced
  • tranquil
“He walked along with a water jug poised on his head”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prosecutor (Noun) a legal official who accuses someone of committing a crime, especially in a law court
  • attorney
  • lawyer
  • prosecuting officer
  • public prosecutor
“A government official who conducts criminal prosecutions on behalf of the state”
Impeachment (Noun) a charge of treason or another crime against the state.
  • accuse
  • arraign
  • criticize
  • discredit
  • indict
“She will be in a state of mind to impeach the justice of the Republic”
Demolish (Verb) pull or knock down (a building)
  • annihilate
  • bulldoze
  • crush
  • decimate
“He harangued the Indians, and exhorted them to demolish the fort”
Jeopardize (Verb) put (someone or something) into a situation in which there is a danger of loss, harm, or failure.
  • imperil
  • threaten
  • chance
  • gamble
“By a word he could have done it, yet he feared lest that word must jeopardize his brother”
Ample (Adjective) enough or more than enough; plentiful.
  • abundant
  • bountiful
  • broad
  • copious
“I’ve left ample stores of food and water for you”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abate (Verb) (of something unpleasant or severe) become less intense or widespread
  • subside
  • die down/away/out
  • drop off/away
  • lessen
  • let up
“the storm suddenly abated”
Rescind (Verb) a law, order, or agreement
  • revoke
  • repeal
  • cancel
  • reverse
  • abrogate
“the government eventually rescinded the directive”
Sullen (Adjective) bad-tempered and sulky.
  • morose
  • resentful
  • glum
  • frowning
  • grumpy
“The sullen criminal refused to follow the police officer’s instructions”
Magnanimous (Adjective) generous or forgiving, especially towards a rival or less powerful person.
  • benevolent
  • munificent
  • bountiful
  • philanthropic
  • chivalrous
“Because she was kind and generous, the magnanimous queen was loved by all”
Odious (Adjective) extremely unpleasant; repulsive.
  • revolting
  • repulsive
  • repellent
  • repugnant
“The athlete got arrested for participating in the odious sport of dogfighting”



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