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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 199

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 199

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vengeful (Adjective) seeking to harm someone in return for a perceived injury.
  • vindictive
  • revengeful
  • out for revenge
“a vengeful ex-con”
Deployed (Verb) move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.
  • position
  • station
  • post
  • place
“forces were deployed at strategic locations”
Vacuum (Noun) a gap left by the loss, death, or departure of someone or something significant.
  • gap
  • space
  • absence
  • pitch
“the political vacuum left by the death of the Emperor”
Detention (Noun) the action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody.
  • custody
  • imprisonment
  • confinemen
“the fifteen people arrested were still in police detention”
Abrogated (Verb) repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).
  • repudiate
  • revoke
  • repeal
  • rescind
“a proposal to abrogate temporarily the right to strike”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Volition (Noun) the faculty or power of using one’s will.
  • choice
  • election
  • option
“without conscious volition she backed into her office”
Stringent (Adjective) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • strict
  • firm
  • rigid
  • rigorous
“stringent guidelines on air pollution”
Aloof (Adjective) not friendly or forthcoming; cool and distant.
  • distant
  • detached
  • unresponsive
“they were courteous but faintly aloof”
Hostile (Adjective) showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.
  • antagonistic
  • aggressive
  • confrontational
“a hostile audience”
Inimical (Adjective) tending to obstruct or harm.
  • harmful
  • injurious
  • detrimental
“the policy was inimical to Britain’s real interests”

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