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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 331

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 331

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Smattering (Noun) a small number
  • couple
  • few
  • handful
  • sprinkle
“He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand”
Meddle (Verb) interfere in something that is not one’s concern.
  • interlope
  • intrude
  • poke
  • pry
“The government should never meddle with religious affairs”
Ire (Noun) anger.
  • anger
  • rage
  • fury
  • wrath
“The doctor’s rude behavior triggered the patient’s ire”
Derisive (Adjective) mocking and ridiculing
  • cheeky
  • scornful
“The bully let out a derisive laugh when mocking his classmate’s nerdy glasses”
Atypical (Adjective) not representative of a type, group, or class.
  • unusual
  • untypical
“Atypical account usage is behavior that is not part of normal usage cycles”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fusillades (Noun) a series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession.
  • salvo
  • volley
“La Fayettes fusillade of the republicans, who demanded the deposition of the king”
Imminent (Adjective) about to happen.
  • brewing
  • looming
“The birth of her child was imminent, if not past due”
Stirring (Adjective) causing excitement or strong emotion; rousing.
  • exciting
  • thrilling
“Rhyn looked up, anger stirring again”
Epochal (Adjective) forming or characterizing an epoch; epoch-making.
  • important
  • significant
“Epochal decisions made by Roosevelt and Churchill”
Ambivalent (Adjective) having mixed feelings or contradictory ideas about something or someone.
  • equivocal
  • uncertain
“Frank was ambivalent about his breakup with Jane”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plethora (Noun) a large or excessive amount of something.
  • superabundance
  • surplus
  • plenty
“The forensic report contains a plethora of detail”
Juncture (Noun) a particular point in events or time.
  • moment
  • occasion
“At this juncture, I would like to make an important announcement”
Impinge (Verb) have an effect, especially a negative one.
  • encroach
  • infringe
  • impact
  • impact
  • intrude
“You are free to pursue all the things that make you happy as long as you do not impinge on the freedoms of others during your pursuit”
Revival (Noun) an improvement in the condition, strength, or fortunes of someone or something.
  • recovery
  • renewal
  • resurrection
  • restoration
  • regeneration
“The period saw a great revival in the wine trade”
Thriving (Adjective) prosperous and growing; flourishing.
  • affluent
  • wealthy
“The man runs a thriving grocery business”



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