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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 107

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 107

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inflicting harsh and authoritarian treatment
  • Harsh
  • cruel
  • brutal
  • repressive
An oppressive dictatorship
Showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable
  • Awkward
  • contrary
  • difficult
  • unreasonable
  • uncooperative
  • unhelpful
Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good
Arbitrary (Adjective) Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
  • Capricious
  • whimsical
  • random
  • chance
An arbitrary decision
As far as one knows or can see
  • Seemingly
  • evidently
  • it seems (that)
  • it would seem (that)
  • ostensibly
  • outwardly
The child nodded, apparently content with the promise
Bitterness or ill feeling
  • Bitterness
  • rancour
  • resentment
  • ill feeling
The AGM dissolved into acrimony

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Add (something) to the end of a written document
  • Add
  • attach
  • affix
  • adjoin
The results of the survey are appended to this chapter
Done without good reason; uncalled for
  • Unjustified
  • without reason
  • uncalled for
  • unwarranted
Gratuitous violence
(Of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly
  • Flagrant
  • glaring
  • obvious
  • undisguised
Blatant lies
Departing from an accepted standard
  • Deviant
  • deviating
  • divergent
  • abnormal
  • atypical
  • anomalous
This somewhat aberrant behaviour requires an explanation
A sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government
  • Seizure of power
  • overthrow
  • takeover
  • ousting
He was overthrown in an army coup

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