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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 364

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 364

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Clamouring (Verb) shout loudly and insistently.
  • yell
  • shout loudly
  • bay
“The surging crowds clamoured for attention”
Palliatives (Noun) a palliative medicine, measure, etc.
  • painkiller
  • analgesic
  • pain reliever
“Antibiotics and other palliatives”
Proactive (Adjective) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.
  • enterprising
  • take-charge
  • energetic
“Employers must take a proactive approach to equal pay”
Laudable (Adjective) deserving praise and commendation.
  • praiseworthy
  • commendable
  • admirable
“Laudable though the aim might be, the results have been criticized”
Spurring (Verb) give an incentive or encouragement to (someone).
  • encourage
  • prompt
  • propel
“Her sons’ passion for computer games spurred her on to set up a software business”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Trifle (Noun) a thing of little value or importance.
  • inessential
  • nothing
  • technicality
“We needn’t trouble the headmaster over such trifles”
Whopping (Adjective) very large.
  • huge
  • massive
  • enormous
“A whopping £74 million loss”
Turmoil (Noun) a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.
  • confusion
  • upheaval(s)
  • turbulence
“The country was in turmoil”
Rebuffed (Verb) reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
  • reject
  • turn down
  • spurn
“I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms”
Contemplated (Verb) look thoughtfully for a long time at.
  • look at
  • view
  • regard
“He contemplated his image in the mirrors”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Steer (Verb) to take someone or something or make someone or something go in the direction in which you want him, her, or it
  • escort
  • drive
“The main task of the new government will be to steer the country towards democracy”
Viable (Adjective) able to work as intended or able to succeed
  • applicable
  • feasible
“In order to make the company viable, it will unfortunately be necessary to reduce staffing levels”
Rebound (Verb) If an action rebounds on you, it does not have the effect you hoped for but has an unpleasant effect on you instead
  • recoil
  • recuperate
“His continual demands for sympathy rebounded on him because his friends finally stopped listening”
Stodgy (Adjective) Dull and uninspired; lacking originality or excitement
  • uninteresting
  • dreary
  • uninspired
  • monotonous
“Most of my students used informal, asymmetrical balance, as formal balance can seem stodgy and dull”
Tedious (Adjective) too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
  • dull
  • unexciting
  • unvaried
  • mundane
“The meeting was so long and tedious, he was ready to climb the wall”

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