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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 274

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 274

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ratified (Verb) sign or give formal consent to (a treaty, contract, or agreement), making it officially valid.
  • confirm
  • approve
  • sanction
“both countries were due to ratify the treaty by the end of the year”
Reconciliation (Noun) the restoration of friendly relations.
  • reuniting
  • reunion
  • conciliation
“his reconciliation with your uncle”
Relic (Noun) an object surviving from an earlier time, especially one of historical interest.
  • artifact
  • historical object
  • ancient object
“a museum of railway relics”
Retaliation (Noun) the action of returning a military attack; counter-attack.
  • revenge
  • vengeance
  • reprisal
“the bombings are believed to be in retaliation for the trial of 15 suspects”
Slumping (Verb) sit, lean, or fall heavily and limply.
  • sit heavily
  • flop
  • flump
“she slumped against the cushions”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Extradite (Verb) hand over (a person accused or convicted of a crime) to the jurisdiction of the foreign state in which the crime was committed.
  • deport
  • hand over
  • send back
“Brazil refused to extradite him to Britain”
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”
Deteriorating (Verb) become progressively worse.
  • worsen
  • get worse
  • decline
“relations between the countries had deteriorated sharply”
Primacy (Noun) the fact of being pre-eminent or most important.
  • greater importance
  • priority
  • precedence
“London’s primacy as a financial centre”
Stiff (Adjective) not easily bent or changed in shape; rigid.
  • rigid
  • hard
  • firm
“a stiff black collar”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Sham (Noun) something that is a counterfeit
  • fake
  • dummy
“They claimed that the election had been fair, but really it was a sham”
Cliche (Noun) a trite or obvious remark
  • trite
  • platitude
“My wedding day – and I know it’s a cliche – was just the happiest day of my life”
Underlying (Verb) in the nature of something though not readily apparent
  • latent
  • repressed
“The underlying message of the film is that love transcends everything else”
Vexatious (adjective) Causing or tending to cause annoyance, frustration, or worry.
  • annoying
  • irksome
  • infuriating
  • exasperating
“This vexatious problem was resolved, incompletely, by civil war and secession”
Dodder (verb) tremble or totter, typically because of old age.
  • stumble
  • stagger
  • sway
  • lurch
“The old woman doddered from the bed to the table”



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