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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 326

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 326

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contrition (Noun) the state of feeling sorry for bad behavior: the state of repentance.
  • contriteness
  • guilt
  • penitence
  • regret
  • remorse
  • repentance
“The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done”
Plaintive (Adjective) expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
  • aching
  • agonized
  • bitter
  • mournful
  • sad
“We could hear the plaintive cry of the wounded animal in the woods”
Piquant (Adjective) having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
  • poignant
  • intriguing
  • stimulating
  • interesting
  • fascinating
“Gobblezz restaurant has a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious”
Scurrilous (Adjective) Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
  • abusive
  • vituperative
  • derogatory
  • disparaging
“There were scurrilous attacks on the party leader by the opposition”
Protracted (Adjective) lasting for a long time or longer than expected or usual.
  • expanded
  • lasting
  • prolonged
  • sustained
“Three years of long and protracted negotiations characterized the proposals for an indoor-events arena”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Downright (Adjective) (of something bad or unpleasant) utter; complete (used for emphasis).
  • total
  • absolute
  • thorough
  • perfect
  • sheer
“It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal”
Agony (Noun) extreme physical or mental suffering.
  • pain
  • hurt
  • suffering
“The victim’s legs had been crushed under the car and she was in obvious agony”
Gob­smacked (Adjective) utterly astonished; astounded.
  • astonished
  • surprised
“At the time I was gobsmacked at his sheer lack of worldliness”
Pulsating (Verb) expand and contract with strong regular movements.
  • palpitate
  • pulse
“The lights pulsated with the music”
Marauder (Noun) a person who marauds; a raider.
  • raider
  • plunderer
“They were a mob of marauders, each carrying a quantity of articles”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Shoeed (Verb) make (a person or animal) go away by waving one’s arms at them, saying ‘shoo’, or otherwise acting in a discouraging manner.
  • scram
  • begone
“Martha shooed me away”
Demean (Verb) cause a severe loss in the dignity of and respect for (someone or something).
  • degrading
  • humiliating
  • inglorious
  • abject
“We should not demean any profession”
Relent (Verb) to cease resistance (as to another’s arguments, demands, or control).
  • concede
  • give in
  • submit
  • succumb
“Because my mother is very angry, she won’t relent on my severe punishment”
Revere (Verb) feel deep respect or admiration for (something)
  • respect
  • admire
  • cherish
  • appreciate
“If you want to achieve any goal, revere the process & success will follow”
Profane (Adjective) vulgar and inappropriate
  • coarse
  • nasty
“They have profaned the long upheld traditions of the Temple”

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