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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 270

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 270

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Oblige (Verb) make (someone) legally or morally bound to do something.
  • require
  • compel
  • bind
“doctors are obliged by law to keep patients alive while there is a chance of recovery”
Persecuted (Verb) subject (someone) to hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of their race or political or religious beliefs.
  • oppress
  • abuse
  • victimize
“his followers were persecuted by the authorities”
Confinement (Noun) the action of confining or state of being confined.
  • imprisonment
  • internment
  • incarceration
“he was immediately released from his confinement”
Clamour (Noun) a loud and confused noise, especially that of people shouting.
  • din
  • racket
  • loud noise
“the questions rose to a clamour”
Persuasions (Noun) a belief or set of beliefs, especially religious or political ones.
  • belief
  • opinion
  • conviction
“writers of all political persuasions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reinstatement (Noun) the action of giving someone back a position they have lost.
  • restoration
  • return to a former position
  • return to power
“the student body gave its support to the two expelled students and demanded their reinstatement”
Prejudicial (Adjective) harmful to someone or something; detrimental.
  • detrimental
  • damaging
  • injurious
“the proposals were considered prejudicial to the city centre”
Contention (Noun) heated disagreement.
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • disputation
“the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”
Conglomerate (Noun) a thing consisting of a number of different and distinct parts or items that are grouped together.
  • mixture
  • mix
  • combination
“the Earth is a specialized conglomerate of organisms”
Disparaging (Noun) regard or represent as being of little worth.
  • belittle
  • denigrate
  • deprecate
“he never missed an opportunity to disparage his competitors”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Conglomerate (Noun) Relating to a conglomerate, especially a large corporation;
  • Aggregate
  • Agglomerate
  • Amassed
  • Gathered
  • Combined
“This conglomerate company also sells large-scale water processing units, emergency messaging and notification systems, aeroplane cockpit electronics, and small- and large-scale dehumidifiers”
Dispassionate (Adjective) Not influenced by strong emotion, and so able to be rational and impartial;
  • Unemotional
  • Unsentimental
  • Emotionless
“She dealt with life’s disasters in a calm, dispassionate way”
Dispel (Verb) Make a doubt, feeling, or belief disappear;
  • Banish
  • Eliminate
  • Dismiss
  • Chase away
  • drive away
“I’d like to start the speech by dispelling a few rumours that have been spreading recently”
Misdemeanours (Noun) A minor wrongdoing;
  • Wrongdoing
  • Evil deed
  • Crime
  • Felony
“Every week, as children, we were beaten for some minor misdemeanour”
Ouster (Noun) Ejection from a property, especially wrongful ejection; deprivation of an inheritance;
  • Reject
  • Eject
  • Dismiss
  • Banish
  • Exclude
“The committee’s chairperson is facing a possible ouster”

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