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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 254

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 254

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tinge (verb) color slightly.
  • dye
  • stain
  • shade
  • suffuse
“The sky had become a dark shade of indigo, tinged with the remnants of deep magenta.”
Recrimination (noun) an accusation in response to one from someone else.
  • retaliation
  • counterattack
  • accusation
  • condemnation.
“But already the parties are preparing the ground for recriminations over the failure of the entire process.”
Jingoism (noun) extreme patriotism, especially in the form of aggressive or warlike foreign policy.
  • chauvinism
  • patriotism
  • nationalism
  • nativism
“It could be construed as proof of the decline of society into simple jingoism.”
Bane (noun) a cause of great distress or annoyance.
  • scourge
  • plague
  • ruination
  • destruction.
“That evil is malevolent violence, a curse that is the bane of our human existence.”
Redound (Verb) come back upon; rebound on.
  • react
  • recoil
  • resound
  • return
“After I was fired, I was hopeful that the job fair would hopefully redound to good job opportunities.”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incarcerated (Verb) imprison or confine.
  • imprison
  • put in prison
  • send to prison
“many are incarcerated for property offences”
Interrogation (Noun) a sentence worded or expressed so as to elicit information
  • questioning
  • cross-questioning
  • cross-examination
“would he keep his mouth shut under interrogation?”
Abscond (Noun) leave hurriedly and secretly, typically to escape from custody or avoid arrest.
  • run away
  • escape
  • bolt
“the barman absconded with a week’s takings”
Conceded (Verb) admit or agree that something is true after first denying or resisting it.
  • admit
  • acknowledge
  • accept
“I had to concede that I’d overreacted”
Adjudication (Noun) the action or process of adjudicating.
  • arbitration
  • refereeing
  • umpiring
“the matter may have to go to court for adjudication”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Purported (Verb) appear to be or do something, especially falsely.
  • claim
  • lay claim
  • profess
“she is not the person she purports to be”
Deprecated (Verb) express disapproval of.
  • disapprove of
  • deplore
  • abhor
“what I deprecate is persistent indulgence”
Onus (Noun) something that is one’s duty or responsibility.
  • burden
  • responsibility
  • liability
“the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss”
Vendetta (Noun) a prolonged bitter quarrel with or campaign against someone.
  • quarrel
  • argument
  • falling-out
“he has accused the British media of pursuing a vendetta against him”
Vitiate (Verb) destroy or impair the legal validity of.
  • taint
  • blemish
  • blight
“the insurance is vitiated because of foolish acts on the part of the tenant”

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