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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 365

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 365

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vacillate (Verb) Waiver between different opinion or actions.
  • temporize
  • hesitate
  • oscillate
“You might vacillate between ordering pizza and burger as both are testy”

Dearth (Noun) A scarcity or lack of something.
  • meagreness
  • scantiness
“A dearth of nutritious food is a serious problem”

Kudos (Noun) praise and honour received for an achievement.
  • esteem
  • applause
“When the football team won the state championship, they were given kudos during a celebratory pep rally”

Knave (Noun) a dishonest or unscrupulous man.
  • miscreant
  • rogue
“He is known as a notorious knave of this area”

Covert (Adjective) not openly acknowledged or displayed.
  • undercover
  • secret
“Behind his soft behaviour he has some covert intentions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ratified (Verb) confirmed or made official
  • approve
  • confirm
“For the rule change to be approved, it must be ratified by 8 out of 10 teams”

Knotty (Adjective) extremely difficult or complex.
  • mystifying
  • perplexing
“It was his knotty idea”

Exhort (Verb) Strongly encourage or urge to do something
  • enjoin
  • adjure
“Priya tries to Exhort her friend about her career. but she is not ready to listen”

Ludicrous (Adjective) so foolish, unreasonable, or out of place as to be amusing.
  • bizarre
  • comical
“It was a ludicrous statement made by her”

Heretic (Noun) a person believing in or practicing religious heresy.
  • apostate
  • pagan
“As a relapsed heretic, he was left to the secular arm”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Daub (Verb) carelessly coat or smear (a surface) with a thick or sticky substance.
  • smear
  • smudge
“The criminal daubed the victim’s face”

Yearning (Noun) a feeling of intense longing for something.
  • aspiration
  • craving
“I have a yearning to crack the UPSC examination”

Incur (Verb) bring upon oneself
  • obtain
  • acquire
“Because she did not pay her taxes on time, the business owner will incur a penalty this tax year”

Gushing (Adjective) effusive or exaggeratedly enthusiastic.
  • spouting
  • pouring out
“Abuses were gushing from his mouth like hell”

Perish (Verb) die, especially in a violent or sudden way.
  • rot
  • expire
“This chemical will eventually perish sometime today”



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