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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 37

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 37

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abhorrent (Adjective) Inspiring disgust and loathing; repugnant.
  • Detestable
  • Hateful
  • Abominable
  • Repugnant
Jack’s abhorrent behavior caused him to get kicked out of the restaurant.
Eerie (Adjective) Strange and frightening.
  • Uncanny
  • Sinister
  • Ghostly
  • Spectral
  • Unnatural
An eerie feeling came over us as we watched the scary movie.
Farce (Noun) An event or situation that is absurd or disorganized.
  • Absurdity
  • Mockery
  • Travesty
  • Sham
The debate turned into a drunken farce.
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.
Macabre (Adjective) Disturbing because concerned with or causing a fear of death.
  • Gruesome
  • Grisly
  • Grim
  • Gory
  • Morbid
  • Ghastly
  • Unearthly
While David has a talent for pulling macabre pranks, it can get a little bothersome when he doesn’t limit them to Halloween.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pivot (Noun) A person or thing that plays a central part in a situation or enterprise.
  • Centre
  • Focus
  • Crux
  • Hub
The pivot of community life was the chapel.
Sceptical (Adjective) Not easily convinced; having doubts or reservations.
  • Dubious
  • Doubtful
  • Unconvinced
It’s good to be sceptical about what you see on TV.
Stark (Adjective) Severe or bare in appearance or outline.
  • Crist
  • Distinct
  • Obvious
  • Evident
The house’s living room was stark and held only one couch.
Surmise (Verb) Suppose that something is true without having evidence to confirm it.
  • Conjecture
  • Suspect
  • Deduce
  • Infer
Jason knew it was wrong of him to surmise his brother had stolen his money without actual proof.
Typify (Verb) Be characteristic or a representative example of.
  • Epitomize
  • Exemplify
  • Characterize
  • Personify
  • Embody
With his blond, blue-eyed athletic looks, he typifies the all-American boy next door.