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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 9

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 9

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Aboriginal(Adjective) Inhabiting or existing in a land from the earliest times or from before the arrival of colonists.
  • Indigenous
  • Naive
The Archaeologist found several aboriginal
artifacts at the dig site of the ancient city.
Abound(Verb) Exist in large numbers or amounts.
  • Flourish
  • Abundant
Local beers abound in the
neighborhood pub that is rumored to have some of the
best beverages in the world.
Altruism(Noun) Disinterested and selfless concern for the well-being of others.
  • Selfless
  • Self-denial
Some may choose to work with
vulnerable elderly people out of altruism.
Betrayal(Noun) The Action of betraying one’s country, a group, or a person
  • Treachery
  • Cheat
The betrayals are harder
to get over than any physical injury.
Caustic(Adjective) Extremely sarcastic or critical.
  • Mordant
  • Destructive
Because my uncle was a mean man,
he took pleasure in making caustic
statements to people.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Cloying(Verb) Disgust or sicken (someone) with an excess of sweetness, richness, or sentiment.
  • Over the top
  • Honeying
Jill is no longer impressed by cloying
lines of devotion after having her heart broken countless times.
Disposition(Noun) A person’s inherent qualities of mind and character.
  • Nature
  • Temperament
With her inquisitive disposition,
Sarah is an ideal candidate for the detective’s position.
Manifestation(Noun) The action or fact of showing something
  • Demonstration
  • Reveal
To colonists, idiocy was a pitiable and
vulnerable condition, one more manifestation of God’s diverse creations.
Incessantly(Adverb) without interruption
  • Constantly
  • Continually
Reena talked about Romil incessantly.
Prospective(Adjective) Expected or expecting to be the specified thing in the future
  • Potential
  • Possible
Prospective measures must be taken
to make sure that future investments do not fail like the current ones.