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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 263

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 263

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exoneration (Noun) the action of officially absolving someone from blame; vindication.
  • vindication
  • freeing from blame
  • absolution
“the defendants’ eventual exoneration”
Perception (Noun) awareness of something through the senses.
  • discernment
  • appreciation
  • recognition
“the perception of pain”

Carnage (Noun) the killing of a large number of people.
  • slaughter
  • massacre
  • mass murder
“the bombing was timed to cause as much carnage as possible”
Vent (Noun) an opening that allows air, gas, or liquid to pass out of or into a confined space.
  • outlet
  • inlet
  • opening
“remove any debris blocking the vents”
Absolved (Verb) declare (someone) free from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
  • exonerate
  • discharge
  • acquit
“the pardon absolved them of any crimes”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Instigation (Noun) the action or process of instigating an action or event.
  • prompting
  • suggestion
  • request
“the Domesday Survey was compiled at the instigation of William I”
Culpable (Adjective) deserving blame.
  • to blame
  • guilty
  • at fault
“mercy killings are less culpable than ‘ordinary’ murders”
Mayhem (Noun) violent or extreme disorder; chaos.
  • chaos
  • disorder
  • confusion
”complete mayhem broke out”
Orchestrated (Verb) plan or coordinate the elements of (a situation) to produce a desired effect, especially surreptitiously.
  • organize
  • arrange
  • put together
“the situation has been orchestrated by a tiny minority”
Indicted (Verb) formally accuse of or charge with a crime.
  • charge with
  • accuse of
  • arraign for
“his former manager was indicted for fraud”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fungible (Adjective) (of goods contracted for without an individual specimen being specified) replaceable by another identical item; mutually interchangeable.
  • compatible
  • synonymous
“The two automobiles are not fungible because one vehicle is worth more than the other vehicle.”
Cynical (Adjective) doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
  • sceptical
  • doubtful
  • distrustful
  • suspicious
“She may be cynical about the film industry, but ultimately she has no intention of biting the hand that feeds her”
Frivolous (Adjective) not having any serious purpose or value.
  • flippant
  • glib
  • waggish
“Isabelle was a frivolous little fool, vain and flighty.”
Distrate (adjective) distracted or absent-minded.
  • preoccupied
  • engrossed
  • forgetful
  • inattentive.
“He grew more and more distrait as hours passed without confirmation that there were survivors of the plane crash.”
Benignant (adjective) having or marked by sympathy and consideration for others.
  • benevolent
  • compassionate
  • humane
  • kindhearted.
“The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.”



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