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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 355

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 355

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Crass (Adjective) showing no intelligence or sensitivity.
  • stupid
  • insensitive
  • blundering
“The crass assumptions that men make about women”
Futile (Adjective) incapable of producing any useful result; pointless.
  • fruitless
  • vain
  • pointless
“A futile attempt to keep fans from mounting the stage”
Eminent (Adjective) famous and respected within a particular sphere.
  • illustrious
  • distinguished
  • renowned
“One of the world’s most eminent statisticians”
Dubious (Adjective) hesitating or doubting.
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
“I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Exonerated (Verb) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.
  • absolve
  • clear
  • acquit
“An inquiry exonerated those involved”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Restraining (Verb) prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.
  • prevent
  • stop
  • keep
“The need to restrain public expenditure”
Heft (Verb) lift or carry (something heavy).
  • lift
  • lift up
  • raise
“He lifted crates and hefted boxes”
Insurmountable (Adjective) too great to be overcome.
  • insuperable
  • unconquerable
  • invincible
“An insurmountable problem”
Surmised (Verb) suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
  • guess
  • conjecture
  • suspect
“He surmised that something must be wrong”
Purport (Verb) appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
  • claim
  • lay claim
  • profess
“She is not the person she purports to be”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tactics (Noun) an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.
  • plan
  • scheme
“They planned the tactics for the next day’s battle”
Untenable (Adjective) (especially of a position or view) not able to be maintained or defended against attack or objection.
  • indefensible
  • undefendable
  • unarguable
  • insupportable
“They collectively dismissed the prospect as untenable”
Defection (Noun) the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.
  • desertion
  • abandonment
  • withdrawal
“Recent changes in policy have resulted in large-scale defection from the party”
Ingenious (Adjective) cleverly and originally devised and well suited to its purpose
  • clever
  • smart
  • creative
  • inventive
“An ingenious idea suddenly came upon him when he was taking a walk with his wife”
Partisan (Noun) a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
  • supporter
  • biased
“You must listen to both points of view and try not to be partisan”

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