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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 47

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 47

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Attrition (Noun) The process of reducing something’s strength or effectiveness through sustained attack or pressure.
  • Erosion
  • Abrasion
  • Attenuation
As a result of teacher attrition, a lot of classrooms are overcrowded.
Benign (Adjective) Gentle and kind.
  • Harmless
  • Hurtless
  • Innocent
  • Innocuous
  • Inoffensive
  • Safe
  • White
Around campus he’s known as a real character, but one whose eccentricities are entirely benign.
Coruscate (Verb) (of light) flash or sparkle.
  • Scintillate
  • Shimmer
  • Sparkle
  • Twinkle
The flashlight was used to coruscate a message to the other campers across the lake.
Heft (Verb) Lift or carry (something heavy).
  • Lift
  • Heave
  • Hoist
  • Haul
Reluctantly, she hefted herself up and picked up the phone.
Interdict (Noun) An authoritative prohibition, in particular
  • Prohibition
  • Ban
  • Bar
  • Veto
  • Proscription
Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intransigent (Adjective) Unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • Uncompromising
  • Resolute
  • Inexorable
  • Inveterate
John remained intransigent in restricting his gift to the rescue children.
Impasse (Noun) A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • Deadlock
  • Dead end
  • Stalemate
  • Checkmate
  • Stand-off
  • Standstill
Because of the impasse between workers and management, the factory has been closed for two weeks.
Naught (Noun) The numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it
  • Aught
  • Cipher
  • Goose egg
  • Nil
  • Nothing
The pleas for peace have been for naught as the war has been going on for over five years.
Shrill (Adjective) (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
  • High-pitched
  • Piercing
  • High
  • Sharp
When Rose was stabbed, she let out a shrill scream.
Swindle (Verb) Obtain (money) fraudulently.
  • Bilk
  • Con
  • Deceive
  • Defraud
  • Fleece
You have to be careful when buying products on the internet, as some sellers may try to swindle you into paying more money than the product is worth.