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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 102

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 102

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Alliance
(Noun)
A relationship based on similarity of interests, nature, or qualities
  • Relationship
  • Affinity
  • Association
  • Connection
An alliance between medicine and morality
Rival
(Noun)
A person or thing competing with another for the same objective or for superiority in the same field of activity
  • Competitor
  • Opponent
  • Contestant
  • Contender
  • Challenger
He has no serious rival for the job
Antipathy
(Noun)
A deep-seated feeling of aversion
  • Hostility
  • Antagonism
  • Animosity
  • Aversion
His fundamental antipathy to capitalism
Coalition
(Noun)
A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government
  • Alliance
  • Union
  • Partnership
  • Affiliation
  • Bloc
  • Caucus
A coalition between Liberals and Conservatives
Abstain
(Verb)
Formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion
  • Not vote,
  • Decline/refuse to vote
Forty-one voted with the Opposition, and some sixty more abstained

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unequivocal
(Adjective)
Leaving no doubt; unambiguous
  • Unambiguous
  • Unmistakable
  • Indisputable
  • Incontrovertible
An unequivocal answer
Antithetical
(Adjective)
Directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible
  • (Directly) opposed to
  • Contrary to
  • Contradictory to
  • Conflicting with
  • Incompatible with
People whose religious beliefs are antithetical to mine
Despite
(Preposition)
Without being affected by; in spite of.
  • In spite of
  • Not with standing
  • Regardless of
  • In defiance of
He remains a great leader despite age and infirmity
Resilience
(Noun)
The ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity
  • Flexibility
  • Pliability
  • Suppleness
  • Plasticity
  • Elasticity
Nylon is excellent in wearability, abrasion resistance and resilience
Delineate
(Verb)
Describe or portray (something) precisely
  • Describe
  • Set forth
  • Set out
  • Present
The law should delineate and prohibit behaviour which is socially abhorrent


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