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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 36

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 36

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abdicate (Verb) (of a monarch) renounce one’s throne.
  • Resign
  • Retire
Because the mother chose to abdicate her role as a parent, her children have become the terrors of the neighborhood.
Contrite (Adjective) Feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
  • Remorseful
  • Repentant
  • Penitent
  • Regretful
She must be humble and contrite.
Copious (Adjective) Abundant in supply or quantity.
  • Abundant
  • Ample
  • Extensive
The storm produced a copious amount of rain.
Credulous (Adjective) Having or showing too great a readiness to believe things.
  • Gullible
  • Naive
  • Impressionable
  • Trusting
When she was younger, my baby sister was incredibly credulous and fell for all my tricks.
Pernicious (Adjective) Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
  • Harmful
  • Damaging
  • Destructive
  • Injurious
If you are going to behave in such a pernicious manner, I would prefer to not be around you.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Placate (Verb) Make (someone) less angry or hostile.
  • Appease
  • Assuage
  • Conciliate
  • Pacify
The police officer tried to placate the two scared drivers at the scene of the accident.
Regale (Verb) Entertain or amuse (someone) with talk.
  • Entertain
  • Amuse
  • Divert
  • Delight
  • Fascinate
On the ghost tour, an experienced guide will regale you with scary stories of the house’s past residents.
Spurious (Adjective) Not being what it purports to be; false or fake.
  • Specious
  • False
  • Counterfeit
  • Fraudulent
The con artist made a spurious claim about being a member of the royal family.
Usurp (Verb) Take (a position of power or importance) illegally or by force.
  • Seize
  • Take over
  • Expropriate
  • Wrest
After the king dies, his brother will usurp the throne from the prince.
Wither (Verb) Fall into decay or decline
  • Diminish
  • Dwindle
  • Shrink
  • Lessen
  • Fade
Words to express her feelings seemed to wither and die inside her.