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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 292

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 292

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • aboriginal
  • local
“the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Persecution (Noun) hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
  • oppression
  • victimization
  • maltreatment
“her family fled religious persecution”
Legitimate (Adjective) conforming to the law or to rules.
  • legal
  • lawful
  • licit
“his claims to legitimate authority”
Combative (Adjective) ready or eager to fight or argue.
  • pugnacious
  • aggressive
  • antagonistic
“he made some enemies with his combative style”
Disparage (Verb) regard or represent as being of little worth.
  • belittle
  • denigrate
  • deprecate
“he never missed an opportunity to disparage his competitors”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Accentuates (Verb) make more noticeable or prominent.
  • focus attention on
  • bring/call/draw attention to
  • point up
“his jacket unfortunately accentuated his paunch”
Grievance (Noun) a real or imagined cause for complaint, especially unfair treatment.
  • injustice
  • unjust act
  • wrong
“a website which enabled staff to air their grievances”
Suspicion (Noun) a feeling or thought that something is possible, likely, or true.
  • intuition
  • feeling
  • impression
”she had a sneaking suspicion that he was laughing at her”
Forge (Verb) create (something) strong, enduring, or successful.
  • build
  • build up
  • construct
“the two women forged a close bond”
Marred (Verb) impair the quality or appearance of; spoil.
  • spoil
  • ruin
  • impair
“violence marred a number of New Year celebrations”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Locus standi (Noun) the right or capacity to bring an action or to appear in a court.
  • legal standing
  • bring legal proceedings
  • right to litigation
“As I had no army with me, I had no locus standi for sending an ambassador”
Foster (Verb) encourage the development of (something, especially something desirable).
  • nurture
  • support
“The leader did his best to foster a sense of solidarity among the new volunteers”
Persistent (Adjective) continuing firmly or obstinately in an opinion or course of action in spite of difficulty or opposition.
  • firm
  • persevering
  • resolute
  • tenacious
“Albert had a persistent headache that lasted for three days”
Misgivings (Noun) a feeling of doubt or apprehension about the outcome or consequences of something.
  • doubt
  • qualm
  • reservation
  • apprehensions
“He had considerable misgivings at the prospect of moving jobs”
Dissemination (Noun) the action or fact of spreading something, especially information, widely.
  • distribution
  • circulation
“The dissemination of music by radio and gramophone record permeated the whole country and every social stratum”



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