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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 44

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 44

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contentious (Adjective) Causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • Disputable
  • Debatable
  • Moot
  • Vexed
This last piece of evidence is particularly contentious and likely to feature prominently in the appeal.
Denizen (Noun) A person, animal, or plant that lives or is found in a particular place.
  • Inhabitant
  • Occupant
  • Resident
  • Tenant
The author of Atlanta’s latest guidebook is a longtime denizen of the city who knows all the best places to visit.
Detente (Noun) The easing of hostility
or strained relations,
especially
between countries.
  • Agreement
  • Peace
  • Amity
  • Concord
The policy of detente was scrapped and the objective was increasingly to roll back the Soviet Union.
Dilatory (Adjective) Slow to act
  • Sluggish
  • Slothful
  • Lax
  • Slack
They were dilatory in providing the researchers with information.
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.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ravenous (Adjective) (of hunger or need) very great; voracious.
  • Insatiable
  • Greedy
  • Gluttonous
  • Edacious
No matter what type of stressful situation I’m facing, my body responds by eating everything in sight because of my ravenous appetite.
Refractory (Adjective) Stubborn or unmanageable.
  • Recalcitrant
  • Obstreperous
  • Insubordinate
  • Intractable
Most teenagers go through a refractory phase where they don’t want to listen to authority figures.
Resort (Verb) Turn to and adopt (a course of action, especially an extreme or undesirable one) so as to resolve a difficult situation.
  • Expedient
  • Recourse
  • Makeshift
  • Substitute
Excluded
from parliament
by the fatal error of his youth, he was compelled to resort to indirect means of working out his plans by influencing public men.
Sack (Verb) Dismiss from employment.
  • Bounce
  • Discharge
  • Dismiss
  • Terminate
They made him pay for his offence by giving him the sack.
Splurge (Verb) To spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • Squander
  • Fling
  • Dissipate
  • Disburse
I feel like splurging on a new dress.