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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 146

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 146

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Brew (Verb) (of an unwelcome event or situation) begin to develop.
  • develop
  • gather force
  • loom
  • be close
“there was more trouble brewing as the miners went on strike”
Dissidents (Noun) a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state.
  • dissenter
  • objector
  • protester
  • disputant
“a dissident who had been jailed by a military regime”
Legitimate (Adjective) conforming to the law or to rules
  • legal
  • lawful
  • licit
  • legalized
  • authorized
“his claims to legitimate authority”
Truce (Noun) an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time
  • ceasefire
  • armistice
  • suspension of hostilities
“the guerrillas called a three-day truce”
Dubious (Adjective) hesitating or doubting
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
  • in doub
  • hesitant
“I was rather dubious about the whole idea”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Conform (Verb) comply with rules, standards, or laws.
  • comply with
  • abide by
  • obey
  • observe
“the kitchen does not conform to hygiene regulations”
Destabilise (Verb) upset the stability of (a region or system); cause unrest or instability in.
  • undermine
  • weaken
  • impair
  • damage
“the accused were charged with conspiracy to destabilize the country”
Credibility (Noun) the quality of being trusted and believed in.
  • trustworthiness
  • reliability
  • dependability
”the government’s loss of credibility”
Diatribe (Noun) a forceful and bitter verbal attack against someone or something.
  • verbal onslaught
  • verbal attack
  • stream of abuse
“a diatribe against consumerism”
Sedition (Noun) the stirring up of discontent, resistance, or rebellion against the government in power
  • incitement (to riot/rebellion)
  • agitation
It is a defence against sedition and socialism.

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