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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 55

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 55

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Anxious Feeling or showing worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome
  • Worried
  • Concerned
  • Apprehensive
  • Fearful
  • Uneasy
She was extremely anxious about her entrance exam.
Brutal Savagely violent
  • Savage
  • Cruel
  • Vicious
The attack on the army was a particularly brutal and cowardly attack.
Credibility The quality of being trusted and believed in
  • Trustworthiness
  • Reliability
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Character
He complained that his colleague had tried to undermine his credibility within the company.
Decisive Having or showing the ability to make decisions quickly and effectively
  • Resolute
  • Firm
  • Strong-minded
  • Strong-willed
  • Determined
The manager had an image of being tough and decisive.
Dissent The holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held
  • Disagreement
Only two members expressed their dissent from the majority opinion.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Divisive Tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people
  • Alienating
  • Estranging
  • Isolating
  • Schismatic
The highly divisive issue of the illegality of abortion was being discussed in the Parliament.
Electioneering Take part actively and energetically in a campaign to be elected to public office
  • Campaign
  • Canvass
The election will not be lost or won as the result of a few weeks of aggressive electioneering.
Fanatical Filled with excessive and single-minded zeal
  • Zealous
  • Extremist
  • Extreme
  • Militant
  • Dogmatic
Her husband was fanatical about tidiness.
Grievance A feeling of resentment over something believed to be wrong or unfair
  • Complaint
  • Criticism
  • Objection
  • Protestation
He has a deep sense of grievance against his former employer.
Inappropriate Not suitable or proper in the circumstances
  • Unsuitable
  • Unfitting
  • Ill-suited
  • Unseemly
There are penalties for inappropriate behaviour in the camp.