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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 362

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 362

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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”
Inconceivable (Adjective) not capable of being imagined or grasped mentally; unbelievable.
  • implausible
  • improbable
  • incredible
  • incogitable
“When I looked at my outrageous hospital bill, I blinked at the inconceivable amount”
Resurge (Verb) To rise again.
  • Revival
  • rebirth
“If you have lost your inner motivation, do not worry, hopefully, it will resurge”
Ardor (Noun) Enthusiasm or passion
  • Emotion
  • warmth
“He had been a painter throughout his life, but he never had a vision of painting with such ardor and desire”
Bode (Noun) to indicate (something, such as a future event) by signs
  • augur
  • forebode
“Poor sales do not bode favorably for the success of the new store”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Percolate (Verb) Spread gradually through an area or group of people.
  • disseminated
  • filter
  • pass
  • spread
“I hope to visit some of these ideas that are now percolating with regard to the worship experiences of today”
Inhibition (Noun) the act of stopping or slowing down a process.
  • hindrance
  • obstruction
  • impediment
  • suppression
“In spite of a history of work inhibition, these students frequently have good academic knowledge and skills”
Swindle (Verb) obtain (money) fraudulently.
  • bilk
  • con
  • deceive
  • defraud
  • fleece
“You have to be careful when buying products on the internet, as some sellers may try to swindle you into paying more money than the product is worth”
Scurry (Verb) (of a person or small animal) move hurriedly with short quick steps.
  • scamper
  • scuttle
  • dash
  • rush
“We have come to see the tornado in all of its glory, not the ant-like humans that scurry about in its path”
Sceptical (Adjective) not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
  • dubious
  • doubtful
  • unconvinced
“it’s good to be skeptical about what you see on TV”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ingress (Noun) the action or fact of going in or entering; the capacity or right of entrance.
  • entrance
  • access
  • admittance
  • approach
“If you sit in front of the doorway, you are creating a safety hazard by blocking the path of ingress into the hospital”
Invasive (Adjective) tending to spread very quickly and undesirably or harmfully.
  • nosy
  • interfering
“The samples tested in this series may not include a high proportion of health care staff involved in invasive procedures”
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • innate
  • inborn
  • primitive
  • congenital
“They were our indigenous peoples, our first peoples, our first speakers and our first hearers”
Futuristic (Adjective) having or involving very modern technology or design.
  • innovative
  • modern
  • cutting edge
  • visionary
“It almost seems futuristic in design, but you can have it right now”
Intimidate (Verb) frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • terrify
“Her boss intimidates her”



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