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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 7

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 7

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

shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bolster(Verb) Support or Strengthen
  • Strengthen
  • Reinforce
  • Boost
  • Support
He is making a bold attempt to bolster the territory’s confidence.
Bucolic(Adjective) Relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life
  • Rustic
  • Rural
  • Pastoral
  • Country
There was a certain bucolic look to the faces of the cart drivers.
Byzantine(Adjective) Excessively complicated,
and typically involving a great
deal of administrative detail
  • Daedal
  • Complicated
  • Convoluted
  • Devious
They are built on the
Byzantine pattern, in small scale,
and have painted fresco decoration.
Germane(Adjective) Relevant to a subject under consideration
  • Relevant
  • Pertinent
  • Applicable
  • Apposite
He asks questions that are germane and central to the issue
Laudable (Adjective) Deserving praise and commendation.
  • Praiseworthy
  • Commendable
  • Admirable
  • Meritorious
ceases to be laudable
when it is blind faith.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Petulant(Adjective) Childishly sulky or bad-tempered.
  • Cranky
  • Fractious
  • Irritable
  • Perverse
I was made to feel like a petulant child who has flown into a temper because his favorite toy was removed.
Prowess(Noun) Skill or expertise in a particular activity or field
  • Skill
  • Expertise
  • Ability
He was famous for his prowess as an athlete.
Rapacious(Adjective) Aggressively greedy or grasping.
  • Grasping
  • Greedy
  • Avaricious
  • Acquisitive
It was a horrendous, rapacious strategy that they had used to gain control of their own home system.
Tedious(Adjective) Too long, slow, or dull; tiresome or monotonous.
  • dull
  • unexciting
  • unvaried
  • mundane
The meeting was so long and tedious, he was ready to climb the wall.
Indelible(Adjective) Not able to be forgotten
  • Ineradicable
  • Enduring
  • Stubborn
  • Permanent
The blood had left an indelible mark on her shirt.