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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 34

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 34

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Detente (Noun) The easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
  • Agreement
  • Peace
  • Amity
  • Concord
The policy of detente was scrapped and the objective was increasingly to roll back the Soviet Union.
Dotard (Noun) An old person, especially one who has become weak or senile.
  • Oldster
  • Graybeard
  • Grandsire
  • Elder
As the dotard slowly walked with a cane, he struggled with figuring out where the senior citizen center was located even though he had been there dozens of times.
Furlough (Noun) Leave of absence, especially that granted to a member of the services or a missionary.
  • Break
  • Rest
  • Recess
  • Day off
I have just learned that Cousin George has got his furlough extended thirty days.
Goad (Verb) Provoke or annoy (someone) so as to stimulate some action or reaction.
  • Spur
  • Exhort
  • Prompt
  • Urge
A teacher always find new positive ways to goad his students into reading more.
Hurl (Verb) Throw or impel (someone or something) with great force.
  • Fling
  • Cast
  • Project
  • Propel
Pitchers will hurl the baseball at the catchers in a baseball game which will usually get clocked at a 100 miles per hour.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incoherent (Adjective) (of spoken or written language) expressed in an incomprehensible or confusing way; unclear.
  • Unclear
  • Confused
  • Muddled
  • Garbled
David muttered
something incoherent
and rude
and scrambled
to his feet, fumbling
for the sword.
Redact (Verb) Edit (text) for publication.
  • Correct
  • Rectify
  • Repair
  • Fix
Some of the
conclusions in
the report
have been redacted.
Rig (Verb) Manage or conduct (something) fraudulently so as to gain an advantage.
  • Gerrymander
  • Juggle
  • Distort
  • Misrepresent
America has a long history of vote tampering and rigged elections in many local jurisdictions.
Smite (Verb) (Especially of disease) attack or affect severely.
  • Afflict
  • Attack
  • Assail
  • Harrow
Various people had been smitten with untimely summer flu.
Steward (Noun) A Person employed to manage another’s property, especially a large house or estate.
  • Manager
  • Agent
  • Custodian
  • Caretaker
The house steward, Donald, picked up her baggage from rear of the carriage.