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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 229

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 229

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Conducive (Adjective) making a certain situation or outcome likely or possible.
  • good for
  • helpful to
  • instrumental in
“the harsh lights and cameras were hardly conducive to a relaxed atmosphere”
Litigants (Noun) a person involved in a lawsuit.
  • litigator
  • opponent in law
  • opponent
“Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.”
Consolation (Noun) the comfort received by a person after a loss or disappointment.
  • comfort
  • solace
  • sympathy
“there was consolation in knowing that others were worse off”
Discomture (Noun) a feeling of unease or embarrassment; awkwardness.
  • embarrassment
  • unease
  • uneasiness
“many MPs are secretly enjoying his discomfiture”
Festering (Verb) become worse or more intense, especially through long-term neglect or indifference.
  • rankle
  • chafe
  • gnaw (at one’s mind)
“below the surface, the old antagonisms festered”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fatigued (Verb) cause (someone) to feel exhausted.
  • tire
  • tire out
  • exhaust
“they were fatigued by their journey”
Onslaught (Noun) a fierce or destructive attack.
  • assault
  • attack
  • offensive
“a series of onslaughts on the citadel”
Belligerence (Noun) aggressive or warlike behaviour.
  • pugnacity
  • aggression
  • animosity
”Mortimer was eyeing Guy with belligerence”
Strife (Noun) angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict.
  • conflict
  • friction
  • discord
“strife within the community”
Retaliatory (Adjective) characterized by a desire for revenge.
  • avenging
  • punitive
  • reactive
“fears of a retaliatory attack by the victim’s friends”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Irrefutable (Adjective) Impossible to disapprove or deny.
  • unquestionable
  • incontrovertible
“I had to admit her argument had an irrefutable logic to it.”
Dilapidated (Adjective) a person involved in a lawsuit.
  • tumbledown
  • ramshackle
“Number One is the represented litigant who is compensated for both costs and counsel fees.”
Sporadically (Adverb) Not regularly or constantly
  • Rarely
  • seldom
“They’d Kept in touch over the years, sporadically trading greeting cards and pictures of the kids.”
Attune (Verb) Bring into accord, harmony, or sympathetic relationship
  • adapt
  • acclimatize
“A new parent has to attune to a baby’s schedule and personality.”
Contraption (Noun) A device or control that is very useful for a particular job.
  • gadget
  • apparatus
“The people wondered how the contraption worked.”

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