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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 349

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 349

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Apprehensive (Adjective) anxious or fearful that something bad or unpleasant will happen.
  • anxious
  • alarmed
  • worried
“He felt apprehensive about going home”
Obscure (Adjective) not discovered or known about; uncertain.
  • unclear
  • uncertain
  • unknown
“His origins and parentage are obscure”
Abiding (Adjective) lasting a long time; enduring.
  • enduring
  • lasting
  • persisting
“He had an abiding respect for her”
Trauma (Noun) physical injury.
  • injury
  • damage
  • hurt
“Rupture of the diaphragm caused by blunt trauma”
Clusters (Noun) a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.
  • bunch
  • clump
  • collection
“Clusters of creamy-white flowers”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Render (Verb) cause to be or become; make.
  • make
  • give
  • provide
“She needed him to hear her out and render”
Vulnerable (Adjective) exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
  • unprotected
  • insecure
“Old people are particularly vulnerable members of our society”
Altruist (Noun) a person unselfishly concerned for or devoted to the welfare of others
  • charitable
  • humanitarian
  • magnanimous
  • philanthropic
“It was altruistic he knew, gentle he was sure, educational he was positive”
Introvert (Noun) a shy, reticent person.
  • brooder
  • egoist
  • egotist
  • loner
“The Major Maintainer hadn’t merely been switched to Introvert”
Futile (Adjective) incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
  • insufficient
  • trivial
  • unproductive
  • unprofitable
“The effort to make them “disgorge” is as continual as it is noisy, and, as a rule, futile”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inhibit (Verb) hinder, restrain, or prevent (an action or process).
  • prohibit
  • restrain
  • stymie
“To close the path means to inhibit the idea which demands such action”
Ambivert (Noun) a person who has a balance of extrovert and introvert features in their personality.
  • schizoid
  • phlegmatic
  • melancholic
  • choleric
“John is an ambivert that likes to go to parties but also enjoys having his alone time”
Cynical (Adjective) believing that people are motivated purely by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.
  • contemptuous
  • derisive
  • ironic
  • misanthropic
“Armorer spoke with suave politeness, but there was a cynical gleam in his eye”
Mortal (Adjective) causing or liable to cause death; fatal.
  • dire
  • fatal
  • grievous
  • grim
“They were fabled as seven sisters, and one lost her place in the sky by marrying a mortal”
Misogamist (Noun) a person who hates marriage
  • discrimination
  • prejudice
  • chauvinism
“When he and I dwelt there together, the pavilion had been a temple of misogyny”

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