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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 339

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 339

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Desperation (Noun) a state of despair, typically one which results in rash or extreme behaviour.
  • hopelessness
  • despair
  • distress
“she wrote to him in desperation”
Legitimate (Adjective) conforming to the law or to rules.
  • legal
  • lawful
  • licit
“his claims to legitimate authority”
Convulsed (Verb) suffer violent involuntary contraction of the muscles, producing contortion of the body or limbs.
  • shake uncontrollably/violently
  • go into spasms
“she convulsed, collapsing to the floor with the pain”
Crippled (Verb) cause (someone) to become unable to walk or move properly.
  • disable
  • paralyse
  • immobilize
“a young student was crippled for life”
Tilt (Noun) move or cause to move into a sloping position.
  • lean
  • tip
  • list
“the floor tilted slightly”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plunged (Verb) push or thrust quickly.
  • thrust
  • stick
  • ram
“he plunged his hands into his pockets”
Stampeded (Verb) rush wildly in a sudden mass panic.
  • bolt
  • charge
  • rush
“the nearby sheep stampeded as if they sensed impending danger”
Dumping (Verb) deposit or dispose of (rubbish, waste, or unwanted material), typically in a careless or hurried way.
  • dispose of
  • get rid of
  • throw away
”trucks dumped 1,900 tons of refuse here”
Boycott (Noun) withdraw from commercial or social relations with (a country, organization, or person) as a punishment or protest.
  • spurn
  • snub
  • cold-shoulder
“we will boycott all banks which take part in the loans scheme”
Augur (Noun) portend a good or bad outcome.
  • bode
  • portend
  • herald
“the end of the cold war seemed to augur well”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Altruist (Noun) who make charitable donations
  • beneficent
  • benevolent
  • charitable
  • humanitarian
“Animals can have more altruistic behavior than humans”
Bittersweet (Adjective) tinged with a feeling of sadness
  • tangerine
“The ending of the romance movie was bittersweet”
Dissidence (Noun) disagreement over a matter
  • contention
  • discordance
  • disharmony
  • dispute
“So much is said nowadays about the dissidence of the spiritual and intellectual worlds”
Inviolable (Adjective) Secure from the violation or profanation
  • unchallengeable
  • unbreakable
“Everyone has an inviolable right to protection by a fair legal system”
Xenophobic (Adjective) having or showing a dislike of or prejudice against people from other countries.
  • racist
  • racialist
  • ethnocentric
  • ethnocentrist
“As a result, the new parliament is distinctly more xenophobic and illiberal than its predecessor”



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