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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 214

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 214

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pomp (Noun) ceremony and splendid display.
  • ceremonial
  • solemnity
  • ritual
“entertaining overseas visitors with the right degree of pomp”
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • geniality
  • congeniality
  • conviviality
”he exuded good humour and bonhomie”
Conscription (Noun) compulsory enlistment for state service, typically into the armed forces.
  • call-up
  • draught
“conscription was extended to married men”
Predatory (Noun) seeking to exploit others.
  • exploitative
  • wolfish
  • rapacious
“she always felt at the mercy of predatory men”
Prudently (Adverb) in a way that shows care and thought for the future.
  • carefully
  • cautiously
  • alertly
“we must act prudently to safeguard jobs”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Pronged (Adjective) splits into two or more directions, or parts
  • forked
  • branched
  • branching
“he passed his fork to the right hand to prong the meat”
Irritants (Noun) a thing that is continually annoying or distracting.
  • annoyance
  • irritation
  • ource of irritation
“in 1966 Vietnam was becoming an irritant to the government”
Escalate (Verb) increase rapidly.
  • soar
  • rocket
  • shoot up
  • mount
”the price of tickets escalated”
Dissidents (Noun) a person who opposes official policy, especially that of an authoritarian state.
  • dissenter
  • objector
  • protester
“a dissident who had been jailed by a military regime”
Repression (Noun) the action of subduing someone or something by force.
  • suppression
  • quelling
  • quashing
“students sparked off events that ended in brutal repression”



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