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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 155

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 155

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reluctance (noun) unwillingness or disinclination to do something.
  • unwillingness
  • disinclination
“she sensed his reluctance to continue”
Breach (noun) an act of breaking or failing to observe a law, agreement, or code of conduct.
  • contravention
  • violation
  • breaking
“a breach of confidence”
Contention (noun) heated disagreement.
  • disagreemen
  • dispute
“the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”
Convention (noun) a way in which something is usually done.
  • agreement
  • accord
  • protocol
“to attract the best patrons the movie houses had to ape the conventions and the standards of theatres”
Espionage (noun) the practice of spying or of using spies, typically by governments to obtain political and military information
  • spying
  • undercover work
  • cloak-and-dagger activities
“the camouflage and secrecy of espionage”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Castigates (verb) reprimand (someone) severely
  • reprimand
  • rebuke
  • admonish
  • chastise
“he was castigated for not setting a good example”
Rejoice (verb) feel or show great joy or delight.
  • happiness
  • pleasure
  • joy
  • gladness
“we spent the evening rejoicing at our victory”
Annul (verb) declare invalid (an official agreement, decision, or result).
  • : declare invalid
  • declare null and void
“the elections were annulled by the general amid renewed protests”
Saner (adjective) (of a person) of sound mind; not mad or mentally ill.
  • of sound mind
  • right in the head
  • in one’s right mind
“hard work kept me sane”
Reprieve (verb) cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).
  • grant a stay of execution to
  • cancel
“under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”



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