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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 226

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 226

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Endorsement (Noun) the action of endorsing someone or something
  • support
  • backing
  • approval
  • seal of approval
  • agreement
  • acceptance
“the issue of full independence received overwhelming endorsement”
Neutrality (Noun) the state of not supporting or helping either side in a conflict, disagreement, etc.; impartiality
  • impartiality
  • lack of bias
  • lack of prejudice
  • objectivity
  • open-mindedness
  • disinterestedness
  • even-handedness
  • fairness
“during the war, Switzerland maintained its neutrality”
Discrimination (Noun) the ability to judge what is of high quality; good judgement or taste
  • discernment
  • judgement
  • embroil
  • perceptiveness
  • perspicacity
  • acumen
  • astuteness
  • shrewdness
“those who could afford to buy showed little taste or discrimination”
Repeal (Verb) revoke or annul (a law or act of parliament)
  • revoke
  • rescind
  • cancel
  • reverse
  • abrogate
  • annul
  • nullify
  • declare null and void
  • make void
“the legislation was repealed five months later”
Ostensibly (Adverb) as appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; apparently
  • apparently
  • seemingly
  • on the face of it
  • to all appearances
  • to all intents and purposes
  • outwardly
“the party secretary resigned, ostensibly from ill health”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rift (Noun) a crack, split, or breaks in something
  • crack
  • fault
  • flaw
  • split
  • break
  • breach
“the wind had torn open a rift in the clouds”
Denigration (Noun) the action of unfairly criticizing someone or something
  • defame
  • disparage
  • impugn
  • slander
“I witnessed the denigration of anyone who failed to toe the line”
Congruent (Adjective) in agreement or harmony
  • coinciding
  • concurring
  • compatible
  • conforming
” the rules may not be congruent with the requirements of the law”
Divisive (Adjective) tending to cause disagreement or hostility between people.
  • alienating
  • estranging
  • schismatic
  • isolating
“ the highly divisive issue of abortion”
Emphasize (Verb) give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing
  • highlight
  • point up
  • spotlight
  • foreground
  • play up
  • make a point of
“they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Revoke (Verb) officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise).
  • rescind
  • reverse
  • abrogate
  • annul
  • nullify
“ If the new law passes, it will revoke a previous law.”
Derogatory (Adjective) showing a critical or disrespectful attitude.
  • disparaging
  • slighting
  • pejorative
  • belittling
“He made some derogatory comment/remark about her appearance.”
Indelible (Adjective) not able to be forgotten.
  • indestructible
  • permanent
  • lasting
  • persisting
“ Getting out didn’t make such an indelible impression as going in.”
Benign (Adjective) pleasant and kind
  • gentle
  • friendly
“ The policeman smiled benignly at the motorist.”
Infirm (Adjective) ill or needing care, especially for long periods and often because of old age
  • ailing
  • ill
“She was too elderly and infirm to remain at home”



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