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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 103

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 103

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Scathing
(Adjective)
Witheringly scornful; severely critica
  • Devastating
  • Withering
  • Blistering
  • Extremely critical
She launched a scathing attack on the Prime Minister
Revoke
(Verb)
Officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise)
  • Cancel
  • Repeal
  • Rescind
  • Reverse
  • Abrogate
  • Annul
The men appealed and the sentence was revoked
Accusation
(Noun)
A charge or claim that someone has done something illegal or wrong
  • Allegation
  • Charge
  • Claim
  • Assertion
Accusations of bribery
Elusive
(Adjective)
Difficult to find, catch, or achieve
  • Difficult to catch/find
  • Difficult to track down
  • Evasive
  • Slippery
  • Shifty
Success will become ever more elusive
Outburst
(Noun)
A sudden release of strong emotion
  • Eruption
  • Explosion
  • Burst
  • Outbreak
Angry outburst from the prime minister

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Insurgent
(Noun)
A person fighting against a government or invading force; a rebel or revolutionary
  • Rebel
  • Revolutionary
  • Revolutionist
  • Mutineer
An attack by armed insurgents
Stalemate
(Noun)
A situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible
  • Deadlock
  • Impasse
  • Standstill
  • Dead end
  • Stand-off
  • Draw
The war had again reached stalemate
Endorse
(Verb)
Recommend (a product) in an advertisement
  • Support
  • Back
  • Approve (of)
  • Be in agreement with
He earns more money endorsing sports clothes than playing football
Morale
(Noun)
The confidence, enthusiasm, and discipline of a person or group at a particular time
  • Confidence
  • Self-confidence
  • Self-esteem
  • Spirit
  • Spirits
The team’s morale was high
Forge
(Verb)
create (something) strong, enduring, or successful
  • Build
  • Build up
  • Construct
  • Form
The two women forged a close bond


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