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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 242

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 242

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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.”
Smattering (noun) a small number
  • couple
  • few
  • handful
  • sprinkle
“He spoke a smattering of words she didn’t understand.”
Backlash (noun) a strong negative reaction by a large number of people, especially to a social or political development.
  • ricochet
  • counteraction
  • retaliation
  • reverberation
“The president received backlash from thousands of people who disagreed with his Twitter statements.”
Incense (Verb) make very angry.
  • enrage
  • infuriate
  • anger
  • madden
“News of the salary reduction is sure to incense the workers.”
Haven (Noun) a place of safety or refuge.
  • refuge
  • retreat
  • shelter
  • sanctuary
“In the blizzard, many highway travelers searched for a haven from the freezing wind.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Largesse (Noun) generosity in bestowing money or gifts upon others.
  • generosity
  • liberality
  • munificence
  • munificence
  • bounty
“When I was in need, I benefited from the largesse of an anonymous donor.”
Pagan (noun) an individual who doesn’t follow one of the world’s main religions.
  • heathen
  • agnostic
  • heretic
  • apostate
“Because Todd is a pagan, he refuses to practice any of the major religions.”
Frenzy (noun) a state or period of uncontrolled excitement or wild behavior.
  • hysteria
  • delirium
  • agitation
“The child had such a bad temper that he would often go into a frenzy when he didn’t get his way.”
Sagacity (noun) ability to make good judgments and decisions.
  • discernment
  • insight
  • sapience
  • acumen
“Even though his friends chose to go out and get into trouble, the young man had the sagacity to stay home and study.”
Purportedly (adverb) As appears or is stated to be true, though not necessarily so; allegedly.
  • allegedly
  • professedly
  • supposedly
  • seemingly
  • superficially
“The woman found a letter purportedly signed by the Prime Minister.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tacit (adjective) understood or implied without being stated.
  • implicit
  • inferred
  • insinuated
  • unspoken
“In my business, all that is needed for a tacit understanding is a handshake between men.”
Interidict (Noun) an authoritative prohibition, in particular
  • prohibition
  • ban
  • bar
  • veto
  • prescription
“Because I failed most of my classes last term, my parents will probably interdict me from working this semester.”
Impasse (Noun) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • Jam
  • pause
  • cessation
  • deadlock
  • standstill
“at present, there is an impasse in the talks between India and Pakistan.”
Remit (verb) cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment).
  • revoke
  • repeal
  • rescind
  • abrogate
“The judge refused to remit the young manʼs cavalier disregard for his pile of unpaid speeding tickets”
Nexus (noun) a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
  • junction
  • intersection
  • link
  • linkage
“Along with examining the major political issues of the day, his new column will focus on the increasingly controversial nexus between business and politics.”



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