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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 148

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 148

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Persecution (Noun) hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
  • oppression
  • victimization
  • maltreatment
  • ill treatment
“her family fled religious persecution”
Substantial (Adjective) of considerable importance, size, or worth.
  • considerable
  • real
  • material
  • weighty
  • solid
“a substantial amount of cash”
Deportation (Noun) the action of deporting a foreigner from a country
  • expulsion
  • expelling
  • banishment
  • banishing
  • exile
“asylum seekers facing deportation”
Perverse (Adjective) showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.
  • awkward
  • contrary
  • difficult
  • unreasonable
“Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good”
Strident (Adjective) presenting a point of view, especially a controversial one, in an excessively forceful way
  • harsh
  • raucous
  • rough
  • grating
  • rasping
“public pronouncements on the crisis became less strident”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Besmirch (Verb) damage (someone’s reputation)
  • sully
  • tarnish
  • blacken
  • drag through the mud/mire
“he had besmirched the good name of his family”
Requisite (Adjective) made necessary by particular circumstances or regulations
  • necessary
  • required
  • prerequisite
  • essential
“the application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid”
Influx (Noun) an arrival or entry of large numbers of people or things
  • inundation
  • inrush
  • rush
  • stream
  • flood
”a massive influx of tourists”
Consensus (Noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord
  • like-mindedness
“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”
Asylum (Noun) the protection granted by a state to someone who has left their home country as a political refugee.
  • refuge
  • sanctuary
  • shelter
  • safety
“she applied for asylum and was granted refugee status”



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