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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 48

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 48

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abominate (Verb) To hate something very much.
  • Abhor
  • Despise
Eventually one has to bring people together and sit down with those whose records one abominates.
Adhere (Verb) To continue to obey, believe in, or support something, esp. a custom or belief.
  • Comply
  • Heed
  • Obey
  • Follow
  • Observe
College coaches have to adhere to the rules about recruiting high school students.
Adroit (Adjective) very skillful and quick in the way you think or move
  • Adept
  • Artful
  • Deft
  • Skillful
She was adroit at removing my armor, which she did well and beautifully.
Arctic (Adjective) Extremely cold.
  • Cold
  • Freezing
  • Frosty
  • Polar
  • Gelid
Arctic air stung New England with freezing temperatures.
Exorbitant (Adjective) (of prices and demands) much too large.
  • Enormous
  • Outrageous
  • Pricey
  • Steep
The interest charged on most credit cards is exorbitant.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Languish (Verb) Dwindle
  • Faint
  • Suffer
  • Weaken
  • Decline
After languishing in obscurity for many years, her early novels have recently been rediscovered.
Pummel (Verb) To defeat someone easily at a sport.
  • Bash
  • Batter
  • Crush
  • Flog
  • Knock
The boxer had pummeled his opponent into submission by the end of the fourth round.
Scalding (Adjective) If a liquid is scalding, it is extremely hot.
  • Blazing
  • Blistering
  • Boiling
  • Burning
Against her will, hot scalding tears burst from her eyes and down her cheeks.
Sprightly (Adjective) (especially of old people) energetic and in good health.
  • Agile
  • Bouncy
  • Cheerful
  • Chirpy
The 14th century saw the beginning of a new literature of travel in sprightly and informing travelogues.
Subjugate (Verb) To treat yourself, your wishes, or your beliefs as being less important than other people or their wishes or beliefs.
  • Conquer
  • Enslave
  • Force
  • Crush
Reporters must subjugate personal political convictions to their professional commitment to balance.