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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 43

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 43

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Apathy (Noun) Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
  • Indifference
  • Unconcern
  • Passivity
When people close their eyes to world affairs, apathy becomes dangerous because there is no one to speak out against injustice.
Arbitrary (Adjective) Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
  • Capricious
  • Whimsical
  • Random
  • Chance
  • Erratic
In spite of the cold weather, we made an arbitrary trip to the beach.
Aspersion (Noun) An attack on the reputation or integrity of someone or something.
  • Denigration
  • Defamation
Casting aspersions on the neutrality of the highest judicial authority in the country is unacceptable unless one can prove with reasonable material that he acted in a biased manner in choosing the first Lokpal.
Beleaguer (Verb) Put in a very difficult situation.
  • Bedevil
  • Troubled
The board is supporting the beleaguered director.
Leeway (Noun) The amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • Freedom
  • Scope
  • Slack
  • Laxity
The bond market does not allow any leeway to borrowers in repayment, and there is no reason why bank loans should be any different.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Modicum (Noun) A small quantity of a particular thing, especially something desirable or valuable.
  • Particle
  • Degree
  • Speck
  • Fragment
  • Scrap
  • Ounce
His statement had a modicum of truth
Oblivion (Noun) The state of being unaware
or unconscious of what is
happening around one.
  • Unconsciousness
  • Insensibility
  • Stupor
  • Stupefaction
The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 is complicated. This could perhaps not be avoided, given that what was being attempted was a new and bold experiment to pull the anti-corruption campaign out of oblivion.
Slacken (Verb) Make or become slack.
  • Loosen
  • Relax
It is now important for the central bank to ensure that the discipline in the system does not slacken.
Surmount (Verb) Overcome (a difficulty or obstacle).
  • Overcome
  • Conquer
Good teachers encourage students to surmount their challenges.
Vivacious (Adjective) (Especially of a woman) attractively lively and animated.
  • Lively
  • Spirited
  • Ebullient
  • Buoyant
The young man drew attention as he entered the party due to his vivacious personality while he bounced around the room.