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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 304

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 304

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plenary (Adjective) unqualified; absolute.
  • unconditional
  • unlimited
  • unrestricted
“crusaders were offered a plenary indulgence by the Pope”
Entailed (Verb) involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
  • necessitate
  • make necessary
  • require
“a situation which entails considerable risks”
Scrutiny (Noun) critical observation or examination.
  • careful examination
  • inspection
  • survey
“every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”
Dubious (Adjective) hesitating or doubting.
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
“I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Probe (Noun) a thorough investigation into a crime or other matter.
  • investigation
  • inquiry
  • examination
“a probe into city hall corruption”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perpetuate (Verb) make (something) continue indefinitely.
  • keep alive
  • keep going
  • keep in existence
“the confusion was perpetuated through inadvertence”
Purported (Verb) appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
  • claim
  • lay claim
  • profess
“she is not the person she purports to be”
Sinister (Adjective) giving the impression that something harmful or evil is happening or will happen.
  • menacing
  • threatening
  • ominous
”there was something sinister about that murmuring voice”
Behest (Noun) a person’s orders or command.
  • instruction
  • bidding
  • request
“they had assembled at his behest”
Inclination (Noun) a person’s natural tendency or urge to act or feel in a particular way; a disposition.
  • tendency
  • propensity
  • proclivity
“John was a scientist by training and inclination”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Expedient (Adjective) (of an action) convenient and practical although possibly improper or immoral.
  • convenient
  • advantageous
  • prudent
“It might be expedient not to pay him until the work is finished”
Stopgap (Noun) a temporary way of dealing with a problem or satisfying a need.
  • makeshift
  • substitute
  • temporary
  • provisional
“The coach we have now was only hired as a stopgap until someone with more experience is found”
Gaping (Adjective) (of a hole, wound, etc.) wide open.
  • open
  • agape
  • staring
  • unclosed
“Middle-aged women were likely to have gaping holes in their gums where their teeth used to reside”
Rationale (Noun) a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.
  • reason
  • justification
  • logic
“I don’t understand the rationale behind the council’s housing policy”
Hazy (Adjective) covered by a haze.
  • blurred
  • unclear
  • fuzzy
  • foggy
“He gave us a hazy account of how he had spent the last two weeks”



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