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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 285

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 285

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Connivance (Noun) willingness to allow or be secretly involved in an immoral or illegal act.
  • collusion
  • complicity
  • collaboration
“this infringement of the law had taken place with the connivance of officials”
Rampage (Noun) a period of violent and uncontrollable behaviour by a group of people.
  • berserk
  • out of control
  • wild
“thugs went on the rampage and wrecked a classroom”
Ransacked (Verb) go through (a place) stealing things and causing damage.
  • plunder
  • pillage
  • steal from
“burglars ransacked her home”
Detained (Verb) keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
  • delay
  • hold up
  • make late
“she made to open the door, but he detained her”
Deployed (Verb) move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.
  • position
  • station
  • post
“forces were deployed at strategic locations”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Outrageous (Adjective) shockingly bad or excessive.
  • shocking
  • disgraceful
  • scandalous
“an outrageous act of bribery”
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”
Reviled (Verb) criticize in an abusive or angrily insulting manner.
  • criticize
  • censure
  • condemn
“he was now reviled by the party that he had helped to lead”
Ordained (Verb) order (something) officially.
  • decree
  • rule
  • order
“equal punishment was ordained for the two crimes”
Credence (Noun) belief in or acceptance of something as true.
  • acceptance
  • belief
  • faith
“psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Morbidity (Noun) The condition of being diseased or rate of a disease in population.
  • Dullness
  • Despair
  • Misery
  • Deadliness
“Morbidity and mobility are continously deteriorating the health index of our nation”
Predicament (noun) A difficult, unpleasing or embarrassing situation
  • Circumstances
  • crisis
  • deadlock
  • dilemma
“The century-old club’s financial predicament is not a sudden one as the signs of the same were evident even a decade ago”
Lout (noun) a big clumsy often slow-witted person.
  • ignoramus
  • imbecile
  • dunce
  • dunderhead
“But this question was beyond the poor lout’s intelligence; he could only blubber and fend off possible chastisement”
Exegesis (noun) an explanation or critical interpretation of a text.
  • interpretation
  • exposition
  • explication
  • elucidation
“The student’s exegesis of the novel was one of the best summaries the professor had ever read”
Prattle (verb) talk at length in a foolish or inconsequential way.
  • chatter
  • babble
  • prate
  • blather
“To make others envious, Reena likes to prattle on about her great job”



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