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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 154

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 154

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imperative (Adjective) of vital importance; crucial.
  • vitally important
  • of vital importance
  • all-important
“immediate action was imperative”
Perilous (Adjective) full of danger or risk.
  • dangerous
  • fraught with danger
  • hazardous
“a perilous journey south”
ad hoc (Noun) created or done for a particular purpose as necessary.
  • impromptu
  • extempore
  • extemporary
  • extemporaneous
“the discussions were on an ad hoc basis”
Defection (Noun) the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.
  • desertion
  • absconding
  • decamping
  • flight
“his defection from the Labour Party”
Dissident (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”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Substantive (Adjective) having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.
  • biggish
  • considerable
  • good
  • goodly
“there is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs”
Insurgency (Noun) an active revolt or uprising.
  • an active revolt or uprising.
  • revolt
  • revolution
  • rising
“rebels are waging an armed insurgency to topple the monarchy”
Anachronistic (Adjective) belonging to a period other than that being portrayed.
  • antiquated
  • archaic
  • dated
  • obsolescent
”‘Titus’ benefits from the effective use of anachronistic elements like cars and loudspeakers”
Hostility (Noun) hostile behaviour; unfriendliness or opposition.
  • antagonism
  • unfriendliness
  • bitterness
“their hostility to all outsiders”
Pursuit (Noun) the action of pursuing someone or something.
  • chasing
  • pursuing
  • stalking
  • tracking
“the cat crouched in the grass in pursuit of a bird”



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