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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 45

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 45

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Benign (Adjective) Gentle and kind.
  • Kind
  • Warm-hearted
  • Good-natured
  • Friendly
You would never
have guessed his intentions from the benign
expression
on his face.
Despotic (Adjective) Of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.
  • Autocratic
  • Dictatorial
  • Totalitarian
  • Authoritarian
Under orders
from the
despotic
ruler, citizens
were denied
the freedom of speech.
Embolden (Verb) Give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
  • Encourage
  • Hearten
  • Strengthen
  • Fortify
The coach hoped his
speech would
embolden his team to win the
playoff game
Esoteric (Adjective) Intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people with a specialized knowledge or interest.
  • Abstruse
  • Obscure
  • Arcane
The
medical research was so esoteric that only a few physicians could actually understand the results.
Exonerate (Verb) (of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.
  • Absolve
  • Clear
  • Acquit
The job of the defense attorney is to exonerate his clients and keep them out of jail.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Grisly (Adjective) Causing horror or disgust.
  • Gruesome
  • Ghastly
  • Frightful
  • Horrid
Many massacres in history fade while some linger as grisly curiosities.
Muzzle (Verb) Prevent (a person or group) from expressing their opinions freely.
  • Gag
  • Silence
  • Censor
  • Suppress
  • Stifle
The highest court in the land came down heavily on the attempt by the administration to use its clout to muzzle the media.
Pernicious (Adjective) Having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way.
  • Harmful
  • Damaging
  • Destructive
  • Injurious
If you are going to behave in such a pernicious manner, I would prefer to not be around you.
Rogue (Noun) A dishonest or unprincipled man.
  • Villain
  • Reprobate
Although the rogue was engaged to be married, he found it easy to flirt with other women.
Wallow (Verb) (of a person) indulge in an unrestrained way in (something that one finds pleasurable).
  • Luxuriate
  • Bask
  • Delight
  • Revel
Becky is a strong woman and not the type of person to wallow in gloom.