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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 266

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 266

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Conviction (Noun) a formal declaration by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law that someone is guilty of a criminal offence.
  • sentence
  • judgement
“she had a previous conviction for a similar offence”
Cynicism (Noun) an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest; scepticism.
  • skepticism
  • doubt
  • distrust
“public cynicism about politics”
Tread (Verb) walk in a specified way.
  • walk
  • step
  • stride
“Rosa trod as lightly as she could”
Retribution (Noun) punishment inflicted on someone as vengeance for a wrong or criminal act.
  • punishment
  • penalty
  • nemesis
“employees asked not to be named, saying they feared retribution”
Ablaze (Adjective) burning fiercely.
  • alight
  • aflame
  • on fire
“his clothes were ablaze”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abducted (Verb) take (someone) away illegally by force or deception; kidnap.
  • kidnap
  • carry off
  • seize
“the millionaire who disappeared may have been abducted”
Adhering (Verb) stick fast to (a surface or substance).
  • stick
  • stick fast
  • cling
“paint won’t adhere well to a greasy surface”
Taint (Noun) a trace of a bad or undesirable substance or quality.
  • trace
  • touch
  • suggestion
“the lingering taint of creosote”
Depose (Noun) remove from office suddenly and forcefully.
  • overthrow
  • overturn
  • topple
“he had been deposed by a military coup”
Dissemination (Noun) the action or fact of spreading something, especially information, widely.
  • spreading
  • circulation
  • distribution
“the dissemination of public information”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Humdrum (Adjective) Lacking excitement or variety
  • Dull
  • boring
  • monotonous
“No matter how humdrum is your life without a job, once you get it things will go fine.”
Connivance (Noun) Secretly involved in immoral or illegal activity.
  • Involvement
  • assistance
  • conspiracy
  • intrigue
“With the connivance of the government, the Indian army planned a surgical strike.”
Interdict (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.”
Distrate (adjective) distracted or absent-minded.
  • forgetful
  • inattentive
  • oblivious
  • heedless.
“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.
  • beneficent
  • benevolent
  • compassionate
  • softhearted.
“The queen had a benignant reputation and was loved for her caring treatment of others.”



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