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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 236

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 236

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Flippant (Adjective) showing or having a rude attitude of not being serious esp. by trying to be amusing when most people expect you to be serious
  • rude
  • archness
“The mandible is protracted and retracted in chewing.”
Reprimand (Noun) to tell someone, esp. officially, that his or her behavior is wrong and not acceptable
  • admonish
  • censure
“The committee reprimanded and censured him for his uncooperative attitude.”
Cajole (Verb) to persuade someone to do something they might not want to do, by pleasant talk and (sometimes false) promises
  • deceive
  • influence
“He really knows how to cajole people into doing what he wants.”
Adjudication (noun) a formal judgment on a disputed matter.
  • arbitration
  • decision
  • assessment
  • verdict
“Articles 5 and 6 both deal with the promptness with which an adjudication must proceed against criminal defendants.”
Acquittal (noun) a judgment or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
  • absolution
  • exoneration
  • exculpation
  • liberation
“Now the choice is go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Condign (adjective) (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
  • earned
  • merited
  • warranted
  • justifiable
“I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still deserving of condign punishment.”
Contrite (Adjective) feeling or expressing remorse at the recognition that one has done wrong.
  • remorseful
  • repentant
  • penitent
  • regretful
“She must be humble and contrite.”
Abdicate (Verb) (of a monarch) renounce one’s throne.
  • retire
  • resign
“Because the mother chose to abdicate her role as a parent, her children have become the terrors of the neighborhood.”
Copious (Adjective) abundant in supply or quantity.
  • abundant
  • ample
  • extensive
“The storm produced a copious amount of rain.”
Castigated (Verb) reprimand (someone) severely.
  • reprimand
  • rebuke
“The principal castigates the student who has insult their teacher.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Polarize (Verb) restrict the vibrations of (a transverse wave, especially light) wholly or partially to one direction.
  • concentrate
  • consolidate,
“The issue has polarized the center community”
Cynicism (Noun) an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism.
  • scepticism
  • doubt
“In a world full of Cynicism she was the one person I felt I could trust.”
Hegemony (Noun) leadership or dominance, especially by one state or social group over others.
  • dominance
  • leadership
“To say they have priority is not to say they have complete hegemony.”
Conspire (verb) make secret plans jointly to commit an unlawful or harmful act.
  • connive
  • collude
“The Culprit conspired to overthrow the government”
Throng (Noun) A crowd of people or animals
  • flock
  • swarm
  • stream
“we parked the car and made our way to the little tearoom, packed with throngs of tourists.”



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