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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 350

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 350

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intrigue (Verb) arouse the curiosity or interest of; fascinate.
  • artifice
  • cabal
  • collusion
“Like an ancient Greek, his spirit loved intrigue for intrigue’s sake”
Bellwether (Noun) something that leads or indicates a trend.
  • doyen
  • forerunner
  • guide
“The crowd does not imitate or follow its leader as sheep do a bellwether”
Plunge (Verb) jump or dive quickly and energetically.
  • descent
  • dive
  • fall
“I knew he’d plunge, he said, taking the chair proffered him, near Shepler’s desk”
Reform (Verb) make changes in (something, especially an institution or practice) in order to improve it.
  • amend
  • improve
  • rebuild
  • rehabilitate
“This was in part owing to the readjustment of seats according to the Reform Bill”
Bearish (Adjective) resembling or likened to a bear, typically in being rough, surly, or clumsy.
  • cranky
  • feisty
  • grouchy
  • passionate
“I am not naturally unsociable, or bearish, or a surly misogynist”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rout (Noun) a disorderly retreat of defeated troops.
  • romp
  • shutout
  • thrashing
“The sally failed, and the men of Mansoul were turned to rout”
Imminent(Adjective) about to happen.
  • brewing
  • looming
“From the very beginning of the session their overthrow was imminent”
Carved (Adjective) (of hard material) cut or engraved to produce an object, design, or inscription.
  • sculpt
  • sculpture
“In the garden of Anaxagoras, you will find a statue of Pallas, carved from an olive-tree”
Epochal (Adjective) forming or characterizing an epoch; epoch-making.
  • important
  • significant
“The silence lengthened until it became acute, epochal, climactic”
Languid (Adjective) (of a person, manner, or gesture) having or showing a disinclination for physical exertion or effort.
  • relaxed
  • unhurried
“Her applause was not languid applause, neither was it without discrimination”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trifle (Noun) a thing of little value or importance.
  • bagatelle
  • inessential
  • nothing
“We needn’t trouble the headmaster over such trifles”
Polemical (Adjective) of or involving strongly critical or disputatious writing or speech.
  • critical
  • hostile
  • bitter
  • polemic
  • virulent
“Unlike most academic philosophy much of it is personal, polemical, poetical or allusive”
Decry (Verb) publicly denounce.
  • denounce
  • condemn
  • criticize
  • censure
  • damn
“He is impatient with those who decry the scheme”
Vitriolic (Adjective) filled with bitter criticism or malice.
  • acrimonious
  • rancorous
  • bitter
  • caustic
“The newspaper launched a vitriolic attack on the president”
Roil (Verb) make (someone) annoyed or irritated.
  • disturb
  • rile
“The man’s hateful speech was just enough to roil up the already uneasy crowd”



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