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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 161

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 161

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exemption (Noun) the action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others
  • immunity
  • exception
  • dispensation
  • indemnity
“vehicles that may qualify for exemption from tax”
Dissident (Adjective) in opposition to official policy.
  • dissentient
  • dissenting
“the measure was supported by dissident Tories”
Stalled (Verb) stop or cause to stop making progress.
  • obstruct
  • impede
  • interfere with
“his career had stalled, hers taken off”
Presume (Verb) suppose that something is the case on the basis of probability.
  • assume
  • suppose
  • dare say
“I presumed that the man had been escorted from the building”
Restraint (Noun) deprivation or restriction of personal liberty or freedom of movement.
  • constraint
  • check
  • control
  • restriction
“he remained aggressive and required physical restraint”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Disentangled (Verb) free (something or someone) from something that they are entangled with.
  • extricate
  • extract
  • free
  • remove
“‘I must go,’ she said, disentangling her fingers from Gabriel’s”
Propensity (Noun) an inclination or natural tendency to behave in a particular way.
  • tendency
  • inclination
  • predisposition
  • proneness
“his propensity for violence”
Perilous (Adjective) full of danger or risk
  • dangerous
  • fraught with dange
  • hazardous
“a perilous journey south”
Moot (Adjective) subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  • debatable
  • open to debate
  • open to discussion
“whether the temperature rise was mainly due to the greenhouse effect was a moot point”
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”



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