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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 265

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 265

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Coup (Noun) a sudden, violent, and illegal seizure of power from a government.
  • seizure of power
  • overthrow
  • takeover
“he was overthrown in an army coup”
Treason (Noun) the crime of betraying one’s country, especially by attempting to kill or overthrow the sovereign or government.
  • treachery
  • lese-majesty
  • disloyalty
“they were convicted of treason”
Purge (Noun) an abrupt or violent removal of a group of people.
  • remove
  • get rid of
  • clear out
“the savagery of the government’s political purges”
Subverting (Verb) undermine the power and authority of (an established system or institution).
  • destabilize
  • unsettle
  • overthrow
“an attempt to subvert democratic government”
Restrain (Verb) prevent (someone or something) from doing something; keep under control or within limits.
  • prevent
  • stop
  • keep
“the need to restrain public expenditure”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sway (Noun) rule; control.
  • jurisdiction
  • rule
  • government
“the country was under the sway of rival warlords”
Deterrent (Noun) a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
  • disincentive
  • discouragement
  • dissuasion
“cameras are a major deterrent to crime”
Primacy (Noun) the fact of being pre-eminent or most important.
  • greater importance
  • priority
  • precedence
“London’s primacy as a financial centre”
Alleged (Adjective) said, without proof, to have taken place or to have a specified illegal or undesirable quality.
  • supposed
  • so-called
  • claimed
“the alleged conspirators”
Pertains (Verb) be appropriate, related, or applicable to.
  • concern
  • relate to
  • be related to
“matters pertaining to the organization of government”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sisyphean (Adjective) Referring to a task that can never be finished
  • futile
  • fruitless
“It’s a difficult task, maybe even a sisyphean one, but it’s a challenge for someone to do.”
Ignominy (Noun) Public shame or loss of Honor
  • shame
  • disgrace
“If defaulters don’t come forward,they will face charges and the public ignominy of being named.”
Fraught (Adjective) Filled with or attended with
  • charged
  • laden
“Her birthday was fraught with awkward moments when her family saw her blue hairs.”
Unhinge (Verb) Disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
  • distract
  • disturb
“He was snide too, bringing up how much of a hound Mitch was and how that might unhinge any woman’s mind.”
Slovenly (Adjective) Careless, untidy or dirty in appearance or habits.
  • sloppy
  • messy
“Despite her basic beauty, she has a slovenly appearance, as though some strange magnetism randomly attaches clothes to her body every morning.”



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