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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 93

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 93

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Gruesome
(Adjective)
Causing repulsion or horror; grisly
  • Grisly
  • Ghastly
  • Frightful
  • Horrid
The most gruesome murder
Fragile
(Adjective)
Easily broken or damaged
  • Breakable
  • Easily broken
  • Brittle
  • Frangible
  • Smashable
Fragile items such as glass and china
Prominence
(Noun)
The state of being important, famous, or noticeable
  • Fame
  • Celebrity
  • Eminence
  • Pre-eminence
She came to prominence as an artist in the 1960s
Absence
(Noun)
The state of being away from a place or person
  • Non-attendance
  • Non-appearance
  • Absenteeism
The letter had arrived during his absence
Hostile
(Adjective)
Showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly
  • Antagonistic
  • Aggressive
  • Confrontational
  • Belligerent
A hostile audience

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Devolve
(Verb)
Transfer or delegate (power) to a lower level, especially from central government to local or regional administration
  • Delegate
  • Pass (down/on)
  • Transfer
  • Depute
Measures to devolve power to a Scottish assembly
Credence
(Noun)
Belief in or acceptance of something as true
  • Acceptance
  • Belief
  • Faith
  • Trust
  • Confidence
Psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen
Conspiracy
(Noun)
A secret plan by a group to do something unlawful or harmful
  • Plot
  • Scheme
  • Stratagem
  • Machination
A conspiracy to destroy the government
Subsequent
(Adjective)
Coming after something in time; following
  • Following
  • Ensuing
  • Succeeding
  • Successive
  • Later
  • Future
The theory was developed subsequent to the earthquake of 1906
Disgruntled
(Adjective)
Angry or dissatisfied
  • Dissatisfied
  • Discontented
  • Aggrieved
  • Resentful
Judges receive letters from disgruntled members of the public