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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 300

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 300

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Adjudicating (Verb) make a formal judgement on a disputed matter.
  • judge
  • adjudge
  • try
“the Committee adjudicates on all betting disputes”
Defection (Noun) the desertion of one’s country or cause in favour of an opposing one.
  • desertion
  • absconding
  • decamping
“his defection from the Labour Party”
Bolster (Verb) support or strengthen.
  • strengthen
  • support
  • reinforce
“the fall in interest rates is starting to bolster confidence”
Intervene (Verb) take part in something so as to prevent or alter a result or course of events.
  • intercede
  • involve oneself
  • get involved
“he acted outside his authority when he intervened in the dispute”
Augur (Verb) portend a good or bad outcome.
  • bode
  • portend
  • herald
“the end of the cold war seemed to augur well”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stipulated (Verb) demand or specify (a requirement), typically as part of an agreement.
  • specify
  • set down
  • set out
“he stipulated certain conditions before their marriage”
Affluent (Adjective) having a great deal of money; wealthy.
  • wealthy
  • rich
  • prosperous
“the affluent societies of the western world”
Paradox (Noun) a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
  • contradiction
  • contradiction in terms
  • self-contradiction
”the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once”
Dearth (Noun) a scarcity or lack of something.
  • lack
  • scarcity
  • scarceness
“there is a dearth of evidence”
Upheld (Verb) confirm or support (something which has been questioned).
  • confirm
  • endorse
  • sustain
“the court upheld his claim for damages”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Expedite (Verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  • speed up
  • accelerate
  • hurry
“he promised to expedite economic reforms”
Opacity (Noun) the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.
  • opaqueness
  • non-transparency
  • lack of transparency
“thinner paints need black added to increase opacity”
Cohesion (Noun) the action or fact of forming a united whole.
  • unity
  • togetherness
  • solidarity
“the work at present lacks cohesion”
Benign (Adjective) gentle and kind.
  • kindly
  • kind
  • warm-hearted
“his benign but firm manner”
Fiddle (Verb) touch or fidget with something in a restless or nervous way.
  • fidget
  • play
  • toy
“Lena fiddled with her cup”

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