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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 310

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 310

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Viable (Adjective) capable of working successfully; feasible.
  • Applicable
  • feasible
  • possible
  • usable
“They are considered only to the extent that they are viable consumers”
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”
Arrant (Adjective) used to say how bad something is.
  • utter
  • absolute
  • complete
  • thorough
“Because of her arrant devotion to her family, she volunteered to go to the labor camp with them”
Subjugate (Verb) to treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs
  • conquer
  • enslave
“Reporters must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance”
Adroit (Adjective) very skillful and quick in the way you think or move
  • adept
  • artful
“She was adroit at removing my armor, which she did well and beautifully”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Relegate (Verb) assign an inferior rank or position to.
  • downgrade
  • banish
  • exile
  • degrade
“If you don’t want your boss to relegate you to the status of unemployed, you’d better watch what you say on social media”
Protagonists (Noun) the leading character or one of the major characters in a play, film, novel, etc.
  • supporter
  • upholder
“For the next nine years he was the protagonist of Reform”
Brutal (Adjective) savagely violent.
  • savage
  • cruel
“The writer describes the dangers of drugs with brutal honesty”
Covet (Verb)

to greatly desire something you lack
  • crave
  • fancy to
“Vikram tends to covet quality time with his family”
Valiant (Adjective) possessing or showing courage or determination.
  • brave
  • fearless
  • courageous
  • valorous
“Firemen are valiant individuals who put their lives on the line to save others”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dour (Adjective) bad tempered
  • rude
  • blunt
“In a dour voice, the police officer ordered the suspect out of his vehicle”
Ablution (Noun) the act of washing
  • cleansing
  • decontamination
“Mina performed the ablution of the wound and applied some disinfectant to avoid further infection”
Amble (Verb) to walk casually
  • stroll
  • wander
“Rashmi rather ambled through the halls than attend the session”
Recuperate (Verb)

bounce back
  • recover
  • heal
“Although I won the case, I doubt I will ever recuperate my money from the scam artist”
Reconnoiter (Verb) to survey a place or situation for planning purposes
  • inspect
  • examine
“One should constantly reconnoiter one’s enemy’s movements”

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