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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 51

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 51

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Atrabilious (Adjective) Given or marked
by melancholy
  • Doleful
  • Lugubrious
  • Discontent
  • Discouraged
  • Rueful
  • Despondent
  • Miserable
  • Morose
Since my friend has a
atrabilious temper
I don’t approach him often.
Blitzkrieg (Noun) A sudden and overwhelming military attack, A fast and powerful effort
  • Blitz
  • Barrage
  • Bombardment
  • Cannonade
  • Drum fire
  • Flurry
Balakot camps was bombarded with a
blitzkrieg by the IAF which
ripe out the terror camps.
Contrition (Noun) The state of feeling sorry
for bad behaviour: the state of repentance.
  • Contriteness
  • Guilt
  • Penitence
  • Regret
  • Remorse
  • Repentance
The defendant pled guilty to the crime and expressed heartfelt contrition for the things he had done.
Covenant (Noun) An agreement, agree by lease, deed, or other legal contract.
  • Accord
  • Deal
  • Bargain
  • Settlement
There was a covenant between the
Indian government and British government
to bring down the fugitive.
Inculcate (Verb) To cause (something) to be learned by (someone) by repeating it again and again, to teach and impress by frequent repetitions and admonitions.
  • Endue
  • Ingrain
  • Infuse
  • Impress
  • Imprint
  • Introduce
The candidates are inculcated with the
good habits and the importance of discipline in their training period.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Piquant (Adjective) Having a pleasantly sharp taste or appetizing flavour., pleasantly stimulating or exciting to the mind.
  • Poignant
  • Intriguing
  • Stimulating
  • Interesting
  • Fascinating
  • Zesty
Gobblezz Restaurant have a secret piquant sauce that makes the dish scrumptious.
Plagiarize (Adjective) To use the words or ideas of another person as if they were your own words or ideas.
  • Infringe the copyright of
  • Pirate
  • Steal
  • Poach
  • Borrow
The music director was fined for plagiarising the theme of the song.
Plaintive (Adjective) Expressing suffering or sadness, sounding sad and mournful.
  • Aching
  • Agonized
  • Bitter
  • Mournful
  • Sad
  • Wistful
We
could hear
the plaintive
cry of the wounded animal in the woods.
Scurrilous (Adjective) Making or spreading scandalous claims about someone with the intention of damaging their reputation.
  • Abusive
  • Vituperative
  • Derogatory
  • Disparaging
There were
scurrilous attacks on
the party leader by the opposition.
Taciturn (Adjective) Tending to be quiet, not speaking frequently.
  • Closemouthed
  • Laconic
  • Untalkative
  • Uncommunicative
  • Reticent
  • Reserved
He
is somewhat
taciturn young man.