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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 156

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 156

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
1) Plea (Noun) a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.
  • appeal
  • entreaty
  • supplication
  • petition
“he made a dramatic plea for disarmament”
Confiscate (Verb) take or seize (someone’s property) with authority.
  • impound
  • seize
  • commandeer
  • requisition
  • “the guards confiscated his camera”
    Worrisome (Adjective) causing anxiety or concern
    • worrying
    • daunting
    • alarming
    • perturbing
    “a worrisome problem”
    Dispute (Noun) a disagreement or argument.
    • debate
    • discussion
    • discourse
    • disputation
    “a territorial dispute between the two countries”
    Entrench (Verb) establish (an attitude, habit, or belief) so firmly that change is very difficult or unlikely.
    • establish
    • work
    • settle
    • ensconce
    • lodge
    • set
    “ageism is entrenched in our society”

    Word Definition Synonyms Usage
    Transition (Noun) the process or a period of changing from one state or condition to another.
    • change
    • move
    • passage
    • transformation
    “students in transition from one programme to another”
    Massacre (Noun) an indiscriminate and brutal slaughter of many people
    • slaughter
    • wholesale slaughter
    • mass slaughter
    • gladness
    “reports of massacres by government troops”
    Soaring (Adjective) increase rapidly above the usual level
    • increase rapidly
    • shoot up
    • rise rapidly
    “the cost of living continued to soar”
    Autonomy (Noun) freedom from external control or influence; independence
    • self-government
    • independence
    • Self-rule
    “the courts enjoy a considerable degree of autonomy”
    Rationale (Noun) a set of reasons or a logical basis for a course of action or belief.
    • reason(s)
    • reasoning, thinking
    • (logical) basis
    “he explained the rationale behind the change”

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