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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 53

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 53

shape Introduction

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

shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
to move about in a sly or secret manner.
  • Lurk
  • Shirk
  • Sneak
  • Crawl
When the criminal surveyed the jewelry store, he tried to skulk around the neighborhood without being noticed.
reigning; ruling.
  • Dominant
  • Prevalent
  • Rife
  • Rampant
After all, a queen regnant sits on the throne and the monarchy must be feeling pressure from its seemingly more progressive neighbors.
distracted or absent-minded.
  • Forgetful
  • Inattentive
  • Oblivious
  • Heedless
He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash
having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others.
  • Beneficent
  • Benevolent
  • Compassionate
  • Softhearted
The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.
a quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism.
  • Retort
  • Retaliation
  • Repartee
  • Quip
A riposte to that argument was provided by Sea Containers, the shipping group headed by James Sherwood.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
conceal or disguise one’s true feelings or beliefs.
  • Deceive
  • Feign
  • Masquerade
  • Disguise
The con man did his best to dissemble his real motives from the wealthy widow
having no match or equal; unrivalled.
  • Incomparable
  • Matchless
  • Unrivalled
  • Inimitable
The champions deserved the title because they were nonpareil all season and won every game.
(of a person’s voice) loud and powerful.
  • Blaring
  • Clamorous
  • Piercing
  • Resounding
When my father speaks in a stentorian voice, I know I’m in trouble.
a confused mixture.
  • Mishmash
  • Hodgepodge
  • Clutter
  • Turmoil
The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.
kind, gentle, or compassionate treatment especially towards someone who is undeserving of it.
  • Charity
  • Clemency
  • Forbearance
  • Leniency
This savage punishment was approved by the higher officers of the navy, who showed great lenity to men of their own rank.