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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 53

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 53

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
SKULK
(verb)
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.
REGNANT
(adjective)
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.
DISTRATE
(adjective)
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
BENIGNANT
(adjective)
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.
RIPOSTE
(noun)
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
DISSEMBLE
(verb)
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
NONPAREIL
(adjective)
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.
STENTORIAN
(adjective)
(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.
FARRAGO
(noun)
a confused mixture.
  • Mishmash
  • Hodgepodge
  • Clutter
  • Turmoil
The present gun law is a farrago of nonsense as most of it is unenforceable.
LENITY
(noun)
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.