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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 311

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 311

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Concede (Verb) admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • accept
  • admit
  • allow
  • capitulate
“If we concede to the criminal the right to a further chance we concede it to ourselves”
Cutting edge (Adjective) highly advanced; innovative or pioneering.
  • a progressive
  • revolutionary
  • trailblazing
  • novel
The best militaries in the world have to be cutting edge and always purchase the latest technology.
Shrewd (Adjective) having or showing sharp powers of judgment; astute.
  • astute
  • sharp-witted
  • sharp
  • acute
  • intelligent
“As a motivational speaker, Clark is a shrewd manipulator of human emotions”
Invigorate (Verb) to give life, vigor, or spirit to
  • amp (up)
  • animate
  • brace
  • energize
  • enliven
  • fillip
“The fresh air and sunshine invigorated the children after a long winter indoors”
Ephemeral (Adjective) Lasting for short time
  • Temporary
  • Short-lived
  • transient
“time is ephemeral so don’t waste it”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dissidence (Noun) disagreement over a matter
  • contention
  • disagreement
  • discordance
  • disharmony
  • dispute
“So much is said nowadays about the dissidence of the spiritual and intellectual worlds”
Alacrity (Noun) cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness.
  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • dispatch
  • eagerness
“His alacrity of manner and quick step justified this opinion”
Capacious (Adjective) having a lot of space inside, roomy.
  • roomy
  • commodious
  • spacious
  • ample
“The Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium is very capacious”
Discreet (Adjective) careful and prudent in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.
  • careful
  • circumspect
  • cautious
  • wary
“He took his time but ultimately made a discreet choice”
Jargon (Noun) the special terms or expressions of a particular group or field.
  • dialect
  • terminology
  • vocabulary
  • vernacular
“It is difficult to understand the jargon of tribal people”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fret (Verb) Feel uneasy
  • be upset
  • be anxious
“She was always fretting about something or the other”

Ethereal (Adjective) Extremely delicate
  • light
  • sublime
“In this ethereal realm are the currents that make possible wireless telegraphy”

Unlettered (Adjective) Uneducated
  • ignorant
  • illiterate
“Such misconceptions have not been confined to the unlettered masses”
Adjunct (Noun) supplement
  • addition
  • complement
“Food technology is an adjunct to learning”

Accord (Noun) agreement
  • harmony
  • unison
“The two countries breached the accord”



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