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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 319

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 319

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Revamp (Verb) give new and improved form, structure, or appearance to.
  • overhaul
  • repair
  • refurbish
  • renovate
  • restore
“The soaring cost of drugs has been a part of the growing national debate about revamping U.S. health care”
Dwindle (Verb) diminish gradually in size, amount, or strength.
  • diminish
  • decline
  • decrease
  • wane
“The town’s population is dwindling away”
Stonewall (Verb) an act of delaying or obstructing a person, request, or process.
  • obstruct
  • stall
  • fence
“He did his best to stonewall questions and to block even the most modest proposals”
Anecdote (Noun) a short amusing or interesting story about a real incident or person.
  • story
  • tale
  • parable
  • sketch
“Any competent science reporter knows anecdotes are not data and that one dramatic story proves nothing”
Pragmatic (Adjective) dealing with things sensibly and realistically in a way that is based on practical rather than theoretical considerations.
  • practical
  • realistic
  • sensible
  • logical
“Williams took a more pragmatic approach to manage the problems”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Peddle (Verb) try to sell (something, especially small goods) by going from place to place.
  • sell
  • vend
  • market
  • advocate
  • suggest
  • urge
“His attempts to peddle his paintings in the streets of London proved unsuccessful”
Eschew (Verb) deliberately avoid using; abstain from
  • avoid
  • evade
  • renounce
  • abstain
  • give up
“A fair number of academics eschew the simple title “professor” and call themselves economists, astronomers, historians, philosophers”
Jostle (Verb) push, elbow, or bump against (someone) roughly, typically in a crowd.
  • shove
  • push
  • thrust
  • jolt
  • nudge
“Everyone glared at the man who jostled to the front of the line”
Convoluted (Adjective) (especially of an argument, story, or sentence) extremely complex and difficult to follow.
  • complex
  • tortuous
  • intricate
  • labyrinthine
  • tangled
“She gave a convoluted explanation that left the listeners even more confused than they were before”
Expedite (Verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  • accelerate
  • hasten
  • speed up
  • quicken
“We must expedite the development of the Southwest area of our country”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pique (Noun) stiff fabric, typically cotton, woven in a strongly ribbed or raised pattern.
  • displeasure
  • annoyance
“Publishers use book blurbs to pique the curiosity of readers”
Augment (Verb) make (something) greater by adding to it; increase.
  • enlarge
  • amplify
“We need to augment the capacity of the employees”
Unruly (Adjective) disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control.
  • lawless
  • fractious
“Although they were a little unruly, the rowdy teenagers insisted they didn’t want any trouble”
Subdued (Adjective) (of a person or their manner) quiet and rather reflective or depressed.
  • hushed
  • muted
“Anil was subdued by his boss”
Uprising (Noun) an act of resistance or rebellion; a revolt.
  • rebellion
  • revolt
“We have witnessed many uprisings in the past”



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