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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 295

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 295

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Segregation (Noun) the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others.
  • separation
  • setting apart
  • keeping apart
“the segregation of pupils with learning difficulties”
Propriety (Noun) conformity to conventionally accepted standards of behaviour or morals.
  • decorum
  • respectability
  • decency
“he always behaved with the utmost propriety”
Abrogation (Noun) the repeal or abolition of a law, right, or agreement.
  • repudiation
  • revocation
  • repeal
“They have regarded its renewal and its abrogation with about equal anxiety”
Spurt (Verb) gush out in a sudden and forceful stream.
  • squirt
  • shoot
  • spray
“he cut his finger, and blood spurted over the sliced potatoes”
Shrill (Adjective) high-pitched and piercing.
  • high-pitched
  • piercing
  • high
“a shrill laugh”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Imperative (Adjective) of vital importance; crucial.
  • vitally important
  • of vital importance
  • all-important
“immediate action was imperative”
Revulsion (Noun) a sense of disgust and loathing.
  • disgust
  • repulsion
  • abhorrence
“news of the attack will be met with sorrow and revulsion”
Truce (Noun) an agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.
  • ceasefire
  • armistice
  • suspension of hostilities
“the guerrillas called a three-day truce”
Punitive (Adjective) inflicting or intended as punishment.
  • penal
  • disciplinary
  • corrective
“he called for punitive measures against the Eastern bloc”
Contentious (Adjective) causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • controversial
  • disputable
  • debatable
“a contentious issue”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Temporal (Adjective) relating to worldly as opposed to spiritual affairs; secular.
  • temporary
  • worldly
  • earthly
  • terrestrial
“The devout villagers, in their appeal for spiritual aid, did not forget the importance of temporal weapons”
Stereotype (Noun) a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing.
  • categorize
  • pigeonhole
  • cliché
  • archetype
“It’s not fair to stereotype a whole group of people based on one person you don’t like”
Discard (Verb) get rid of (someone or something) as no longer useful or desirable
  • throw away
  • dump
  • reject
  • dismiss
  • waste
“Hilary bundled up the clothes she had discarded”
Eventful (Adjective) marked by interesting or exciting events.
  • momentous
  • memorable
  • significant
  • noteworthy
“It was an extremely eventful period in American history”
Proselytize (Verb) To attempt to convert someone to one’s own religious faith
  • propagandist
  • campaigner
  • crusader
“The efforts of early missionaries to proselytize the Native Americans of Minnesota were largely unproductive”

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