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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 8

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 8

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abet(Verb) Encourage or Assist (someone) to do something wrong.
  • Foment
  • Incite
  • Instigate
  • Provoke
If you abet violence in your home, you should not be surprised if your children grow up to be abusers.
Concomitant(Noun) A Phenomenon
that naturally
accompanies or follows something.
  • Accompaniment
  • Attendant
  • Corollary
  • Adjunct
Puberty is the stage of life where adolescents begin to experience concomitant changes in their bodies, their emotions, and their view of their parents.
Damning(Adjective) Strongly suggesting guilt or error.
  • Incriminating
  • Derogatory
  • Catastrophic
  • Destructive
She waved back, wondering how the most damning of them all was also the only who seemed anywhere able to feel sympathy.
Fitful(Adjective) Active or occurring spasmodically or intermittently; not regular or steady.
  • Intermittent
  • Sporadic
  • Spasmodic
  • Unsteady
Because the weather has been
fitful lately, we are not sure if our outdoor wedding is going to take place.
Foist(Verb) Impose an unwelcome or
unnecessary person or thing on.
  • Impose
  • Force
  • Thrust
  • Inflict
The government has decided to foist yet another tax increase on the public.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Histrionic(Noun) Melodramatic behavior designed to attract attention.
  • Drama
  • Affectation
  • Exaggerated
  • Farcical
Whenever the spoiled toddler does not get her way, she begins to yell in a histrionic manner.
Holistic(Adjective) Relating to or
concerned with
complete systems
rather than with
individual parts.
  • Comprehensive
  • Entire
  • Integrated
  • Complete
Under the project guidelines, the student educators must create a holistic lesson that makes use of all five senses.
Intransigent(Adjective) Unwilling or refusing to change one’s views or to agree about something.
  • Resolute
  • Inexorable
  • Inveterate
  • Tenacious
When it came to their willingness to extend my curfew, my parents were intransigent and would not budge.
Slate(Verb) Criticize severely.
  • Attack
  • Pillory
  • Lambaste
  • Revile
The play was slated by the critics.
Procure(Verb) Obtain (something), especially with care or effort
  • Acquire
  • Attain
  • Earn
  • Reap
You may have to barter with Jim to procure the essential supplies you need