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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 273

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 273

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Mellowed (Verb) make or become mellow.
  • relax
  • calm
  • settle
“even a warm sun could not mellow the North Sea breeze”
Contention (Noun) heated disagreement.
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • disputation
“the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”
Lame (Adjective) unconvincingly feeble.
  • feeble
  • weak
  • thin
“the TV licensing teams hear a lot of lame excuses”
Dispensation (Noun) exemption from a rule or usual requirement.
  • exemption
  • immunity
  • exception
“although she was too young, she was given special dispensation to play before her birthday”
Reiterated (Verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • say again
  • restate
“she reiterated that the government would remain steadfast in its support”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Strident (Adjective) loud and harsh; grating.
  • harsh
  • raucous
  • rough
“his voice had become increasingly strident”
Desist (Verb) stop doing something; cease or abstain.
  • abstain
  • refrain
  • forbear
“each pledged to desist from acts of sabotage”
Moratorium (Noun) a temporary prohibition of an activity.
  • embargo
  • ban
  • prohibition
”a moratorium on the use of drift nets”
Consensus (Noun) a general agreement.
  • agreement
  • harmony
  • concord

“there is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”

Menacing (Verb) be a threat or possible danger to.
  • threaten
  • be a danger to
  • put at risk
“Africa’s elephants are still menaced by poaching”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Detente (noun) the easing of hostility or strained relations, especially between countries.
  • agreement
  • peace
  • amity
  • concord
“The policy of detente was scrapped and the objective was increasingly to roll back the Soviet Union”
Annihilate (verb) to destroy something completely so that nothing is left.
  • destroy
  • wipe out
  • obliterate
  • eliminate
“The massive earthquake annihilated many towns and villages”
Elation (noun) a state of extreme happiness or excitement.
  • happiness
  • exhilaration
  • joy
  • joyousness
“Their elation on our victory in Kargil was boundless”
Lofty (adjective) elevated in character and spirit.
  • tall
  • high
  • giant
  • towering
“Himalaya is the mountain with many lofty peaks always clad in snow and ice”
Contention (noun) Heated disagreement;
  • Dispute
  • Disputation
  • Argument
  • Variance
“The captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”



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