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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 50

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 50

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


shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Culminate (Verb) Reach a climax or point of highest development.
  • Peak
  • Climax
At the end of the night, the concert will culminate in a huge fireworks display.
Debase (Verb) Reduce (something) in quality or value; degrade.
  • Degrade
  • Demean
  • Disgrace
  • Undermine
The politician tried to debase his rival’s good reputation by spreading false rumors about him.
Dexterous (Adjective) Showing or having skill, especially with the hands.
  • Deft
  • Agile
  • Adroit
  • Efficient
Since I do not often use my left hand, I am not dexterous when I use it for writing.
Flagrant (Adjective) (of an action considered wrong or immoral) conspicuously or obviously offensive.
  • Blatant
  • Glaring
  • Obvious
  • Overt
  • Evident
The bruises on the boy’s legs revealed the flagrant abuse he had suffered at home.
Intransigence (Noun) Refusal to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • Inflexibility
  • Stubbornness
  • Obstinacy
I can’t understand Rachel’s intransigence, considering that we have undeniable proof that her idea is incorrect.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Leeway (Noun) The amount of freedom to move or act that is available.
  • Freedom
  • Scope
My boss grants me leeway to make my own decisions.
Nudge (Verb) Coax or gently encourage (someone) to do something.
  • Prompt
  • Encourage
  • Coax
  • Stimulate
After her late night out partying, both parents nudge their daughter to wake her up during the church service.
Proactive (Adjective) (of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.
  • Enterprising
  • Energetic
Emergency procedures are proactive measures to ensure everyone’s safety.
Proliferation (Noun) Rapid increase in the number or amount of something.
  • Expansion
  • Spread
Because of quick housing proliferation over the past few years, it’s much easier to find a dorm room at my college.
Stonewall (Verb) Delay or obstruct (a request, process, or person) by refusing to answer questions or by being evasive.
  • Delay
  • Rebuff
Picketing protestors were determined to stonewall the peace talks and keep the lockout going.