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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 336

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 336

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Premeditated (Verb) think out or plan (an action, especially a crime) beforehand.
  • planned
  • intentional
  • intended
“premeditated murder”
Leverage (Noun) the exertion of force by means of a lever.
  • grip
  • purchase
  • hold
“my spade hit something solid that wouldn’t respond to leverage”
Traumatic (Adjective) deeply disturbing or distressing.
  • disturbing
  • shocking
  • distressing
“she was going through a traumatic divorce”
Reverberated (Verb) be repeated several times as an echo.
  • resound
  • echo
  • re-echo
“her deep booming laugh reverberated around the room”
Impropriety (Noun) failure to observe standards of honesty or modesty; improper behaviour or character.
  • wrongdoing
  • misconduct
  • dishonesty
“she was scandalized at the impropriety of the question”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Defamation (Noun) the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
  • libel
  • slander
  • character assassination
“she sued him for defamation”
Rapport (Noun) a relationship of mutual trust and respect
  • affinity
  • close/special relationship
  • (mutual) understanding
“she was able to establish a good rapport with the children”
Cleaved (Verb) split or sever (something), especially along a natural line or grain.
  • split
  • split open
  • crack open
”the large axe his father used to cleave wood for the fire”
Unprecedented (Adjective) never done or known before.
  • unparalleled
  • unequalled
  • unmatched
“the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”
Endorsement (Noun) the action of endorsing someone or something.
  • support
  • backing
  • approval
“the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Cult (Noun) a system of religious veneration and devotion directed towards a particular figure or object.
  • sect
  • religious group
  • denomination
“the cult of St Olaf”
Arduous (Adjective) involving or requiring strenuous effort; difficult and tiring.
  • onerous
  • taxing
  • difficult
“an arduous journey”
Apparent (Adjective) clearly visible or understood; obvious.
  • evident
  • plain
  • obvious
“for no apparent reason she laughed”
Fostering (Verb) encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).
  • encourage
  • promote
  • further
“the teacher’s task is to foster learning”
Sustenance (Noun) food and drink regarded as a source of strength; nourishment.
  • nourishment
  • food
  • nutriment
“poor rural economies turned to potatoes for sustenance”



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