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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 162

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 162

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sexism (Noun) prejudice, stereotyping, or discrimination, typically against women, on the basis of sex.
  • chauvinism
  • discrimination
  • prejudice
“sexism in language is an offensive reminder of the way the culture sees women”
Dissent (Noun) the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • disagreement
  • lack of agreemen
  • difference of opinion
“there was no dissent from this view”
Digress (Verb) leave the main subject temporarily in speech or writing.
  • deviate
  • go off at a tangent
  • diverge
“I have digressed a little from my original plan”
Blot (Noun) a shameful act or quality that damages an otherwise good character or reputation
  • blemish
  • taint
  • flaw
  • fault
  • defect
“the only blot on an otherwise clean campaign”
Misogynist (Noun) a person who dislikes, despises, or is strongly prejudiced against women.
  • woman-hater
  • anti-feminist
  • male chauvinist
“a bachelor and renowned misogynist”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Thwart (Verb) oppose (a plan, attempt, or ambition) successfully
  • foil
  • frustrate
  • balk
  • stand in the way of
“the government had been able to thwart all attempts by opposition leaders to form new parties”
Realm (Noun) a field or domain of activity or interest.
  • domain
  • sphere
  • area
  • field
  • department
the realm of applied chemistry”
Purview (Noun) range of experience or thought.
  • reach
  • scope
  • extent
  • field
”social taboos meant that little information was likely to come within the purview of women generally”
Cue (Noun) a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or other performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance
  • signal
  • sign
  • indication
  • prompt
  • reminder
  • prompting
“she had not yet been given her cue to come out on to the dais”
Thrive(Verb) prosper; flourish.
  • flourish
  • prosper
  • grow vigorously
“education groups thrive on organization”

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