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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 33

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 33

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Commission (Noun) The use of payment to request something.
  • Obligation
  • Errand
  • Agency
  • Delegation
This painting
was commissioned
by a rich merchant in 1589.
Competent (Adj) Sufficiently qualified
  • Capable
  • Skilled
  • Adequate
  • Proficient
  • Skilled
We need to hire a competent web developer to create a good website for our company.
Desolate (Adj) Uninhabited and giving an impression of bleak emptiness.
  • Bare
  • Barren
  • Empty
  • Bleak
  • Lonesome
When her son left for a year abroad, she felt desolate.
Dreary (Adj) Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive.
  • Sad
  • Gloomy
  • Dull
  • Boring
  • Depressing
The gray clouds in the sky made the day feel dreary.
Indifference (Noun) Lack of interest, concern, or sympathy.
  • Apathy
  • Emotional
  • Detachment
  • Disdain
  • Disregard
The girl’s indifference toward her brother upset their parents.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Materialistic (Adj) Excessively concerned with material possessions; money-oriented.
  • Greedy
  • Profane
  • Secular
  • Sensual
Many people accuse Americans of being materialistic.
Paramount (Adj) More important than anything else; supreme.
  • Predominant
  • Superior
  • Most important
  • Outstanding
  • Predominant
Our paramount
concern is the safety
of our employees.
Readily (Adverb) Right away and without difficulty.
  • Easily
  • Promptly
  • Cheerfully
  • Eagerly
Water was readily available at different points in the race.
Scrutinize (Verb) To examine carefully and critically.
  • Analyze
  • Check
  • Comb
  • Consider
  • Dissect
The teacher scrutinized her student’s essays.
Sentiment (Noun) A tender or moving gesture.
  • Feeling
  • Passion
  • Opinion
  • Idea
Even though I’m not a big fan of porcelain dolls, I appreciated the sentiment.