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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 108

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 108

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sporadic
(Adjective)
Occurring at irregular intervals or only in a few places; scattered or isolated
  • Occasional
  • infrequent
  • irregular
  • periodical
Sporadic fighting broke out
Defensive
(Adjective)
Used or intended to defend or protect
  • Defending
  • guarding
  • safeguarding
  • protecting
  • shielding
Defensive barriers
Devoid
(Adjective)
Entirely lacking or free from
  • Lacking
  • without
  • free from/of
  • empty of
  • vacant of
Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion
Slate
(Verb)
Criticize severely
  • Criticize harshly
  • attack
  • pillory
  • lambaste
  • condemn
His work was slated by the critics
Provocation
(Noun)
Action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately
  • Incitement
  • rousing
  • stirring
  • stimulation
  • prompting
  • inducement
  • encouragement
You should remain calm and not respond to provocation

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Despite
(Noun)
Without being affected by; in spite of
  • In spite of
  • notwithstanding
  • regardless of
  • in defiance of
He remains a great leader despite age and infirmity
Immune
(Noun)
Resistant, not subject, not liable, unsusceptible
  • Resistant
  • not subject
  • not liable
  • unsusceptible
  • not vulnerable
  • Powerfully built
They are immune from legal action
Rhetoric
(Noun)
The art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing
  • Oratory
  • eloquence
  • power of speech
  • command of language
  • expression
He is using a common figure of rhetoric, hyperbole
Strait
(Noun)
A narrow passage of water connecting two seas or two other large areas of water
  • Channel
  • sound
  • narrows
  • inlet
  • stretch of wate
  • arm of the sea
The Straits of Gibraltar
Unrelenting
(Adjective)
Not yielding in strength, severity, or determination
  • Implacable
  • inflexible
  • uncompromising
  • unyielding
The heat was unrelenting



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