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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 52

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 52

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
PECULIAR
(Adjective)
different to what is normal or expected; strange.
  • Trange
  • Unusual
  • Curious
  • Abnormal
My uncle is a peculiar man who wears the same outfit several days a week.
ACQUIT
(Verb)
free (someone) from a criminal charge by a verdict of not guilty.
  • Absolve
  • Exonerate
  • Exculpate
  • Vindicate
They always acquit themselves of their duty very well.
VALIANT
(Adjective)
possessing or showing courage or determination.
  • Brave
  • Fearless
  • Courageous
  • Valorous
Firemen are valiant individuals who put their lives on the line to save others.
INEXORABLE
(Adjective)
impossible to stop or prevent.
  • Relentless
  • Unstoppable
  • Unavoidable
  • Inescapable
The inexorable truth is that Shelley is going to die within six months because she has cancer.
EXTOL
(Verb)
praise enthusiastically.
  • Eulogize
  • Acclaim
I got angry when my mother would extol my brother’s accomplishments and ignore all the good things I did.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
HEDGE
(Verb)
limit or qualify (something) by conditions or exceptions.
  • Confine
  • Restrict
  • Limit
  • Hinder
  • Obstruct
She was hedged in by her imperfect education
SPURN
(Verb)
reject with disdain or contempt.
  • Refuse
  • Decline
  • Reject
  • rebuff
Even after you spurn this so-called charity’s request for donations, they continue to hound you every week.
SUCCOUR
(Noun)
assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • Aid
  • Assistance
  • Support
  • Ease
Even though Holly is painfully shy, she is never hesitant to offer succor to anyone who is in pain.
RELEGATE
(Verb)
assign an inferior rank or position to.
  • Downgrade
  • Banish
  • Exile
  • Degrade
If you don’t want your boss to relegate you to the status of unemployed, you’d better watch what you say on social media.
PANDER
(Verb)
gratify or indulge (an immoral or distasteful desire or taste or a person with such a desire or taste).
  • Indulge
  • Gratify
  • Fulfill
  • Humour
Because Jim wants his son to value a dollar, he does not pander to his whims by giving him everything he wants.