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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 30

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 30

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Accolade (Noun) An award or privilege granted as a special honour or as an acknowledgment of merit.
  • Honour
  • Recognition
  • Privilege
  • Award
  • Gift
  • Title
Smith is such a great teacher that she is always getting one
accolade after another.
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.
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.
Interdict (Noun) An authoritative prohibition, in particular
  • Prohibition
  • Ban
  • Bar
  • Veto
  • Proscription
Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.
Perjury (Noun) The offence of wilfully
telling an untruth
or making a misrepresentation
under oath.
  • Violation
    of an oath
  • Giving false
    evidence/testimony
  • Bearing false
    witness/testimony
  • Forswearing
    oneself
  • Making false
    statements
  • Wilful
    falsehood
The mother who lied about her son’s whereabouts will soon face trial for perjury.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plagiarize (Verb) Take (the work or an idea of someone else) and pass it off as one’s own.
  • Infringe the copyright of
  • Pirate
  • Steal
  • Poach
  • Borrow
Professional writers who plagiarize can be taken to court and ordered to pay damages.
Punctilious (Adjective) Showing great attention to detail or correct behaviour.
  • Meticulous
  • Conscientious
  • Careful
  • Diligent
  • Attentive
While I enjoy cleanliness, I am not so punctilious that I get upset about a little dust on my furniture.
Valedictory (Noun) A farewell address.
  • Farewell
  • Goodbye
  • Leaving
  • Parting
  • Departing
  • Going away
  • Last
  • Final
On the last day of school, seniors wrote a valedictory stating what they would miss about high school and read it in front of the class for their final grade.
Vernacular (Noun) The language or dialect spoken by the ordinary people of a country or region.
  • Everyday language
  • Spoken language
  • Colloquial speech
  • Slang
To hold the interest of the community, the playwright penned his play using only the local vernacular.
Vitiate (Verb) Spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • Poison
  • Spoil
  • Stain
  • Tarnish
  • Touch
  • Taint
When peers and bullies apply pressure, it can vitiate the moral character of young people and lead them down the wrong path.