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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 240

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 240

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hoard (Noun) to collect large amounts of something and keep it in a safe, often secret, place
  • accumulation
  • backlog
“During the siege people began hoarding food and supplies.”
Rescind (Verb) to make a law, agreement, order, or decision no longer have any (legal) power
  • abolish
  • abrogate
“The policy of charging air travelers for vegetarian meals proved unpopular and has already been rescinded.”
Amnesty (Noun) a decision by a government to forgive people who have committed particular illegal acts or crimes, and not to punish them
  • forgiveness
  • absolution
“The state has declared an amnesty for individuals who pay their outstanding back taxes.”
Draconian (adjective) excessively harsh and severe.
  • cruel
  • brutal
  • oppressive
  • ruthless
“There was a time when I would have argued that our libel laws were Draconian and should be amended.”
Momentous (adjective) of great importance or significance, especially in having a bearing on future events.
  • significant
  • fateful
  • portentous
  • critical
“The prospect of a single currency may present this country with one of the most momentous decisions in its history.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Defection (noun) the desertion of one’s country or cause in favor of an opposing one.
  • desertion
  • absconding
  • decamping
  • flight
“Her defection from the Democrats occurred soon after the failure of the coalition proposal.”
Coruscate (verb) (of light) flash or sparkle.
  • scintillate
  • shimmer
  • sparkle
  • twinkle
“The flashlight was used to coruscate a message to the other campers across the lake.”
Shrill (Adjective) (of a voice or sound) high-pitched and piercing.
  • high-pitched
  • piercing
  • high
  • sharp
“When Rose was stabbed, she let out a shrill scream.”
Interdict (Noun) an authoritative prohibition, in particular
  • prohibition
  • ban
  • bar
  • veto
  • proscription
“Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.”
Naught (noun) the numerical symbol 0 or the absence of number or quantity represented by it
  • aught
  • cipher
  • goose egg
  • nothing
“The pleas for peace have been for naught as the war has been going on for over five years.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Alacrity (noun) cheerful readiness, promptness, or willingness.
  • alertness
  • avidity
  • briskness
  • cheerfulness
  • dispatch
“His alacrity of manner and quick step justified this opinion.”
Patronage (noun) a condescending manner or attitude in granting favors, in dealing with people.
  • aegis
  • auspices
  • backing
  • encouragement
  • financing
“There were hundreds of other things in the great city, but they had their share of patronage.”
Atrocities (noun) the quality or state of being extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal.
  • barbarity
  • horror
“In the popular drama of Punch, we observe a perfect climax of atrocities and horrors.”
Verbosity (Noun) wordiness, the quality of using more words than needed.
  • prolixity
  • garrulous
“He found his tribe in politics, a profession where his verbosity was an asset.”
Resurge (Verb) To rise again.
  • Revival
  • rebirth
“If you have lost your inner motivation, do not worry, hopefully, it will resurge.”

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