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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 301

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 301

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unprecedented (Adjective) never done or known before.
  • unparalleled
  • unequalled
  • unmatched
“the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”
Curb (Verb) restrain or keep in check.
  • restrain
  • hold back
  • keep back
“she promised she would curb her temper”
Clusters (Noun) a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.
  • bunch
  • clump
  • collection
“clusters of creamy-white flowers”
Punitive (Adjective) extremely high.
  • harsh
  • severe
  • stiff
“a current punitive interest rate of 31.3 per cent”
Plea (Noun) a request made in an urgent and emotional manner.
  • appeal
  • entreaty
  • supplication
“he made a dramatic plea for disarmament”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exhaust (Verb) make (someone) feel very tired.
  • tire out
  • wear out
  • overtire
“her day out had exhausted her”
Condemned (Verb) express complete disapproval of; censure.
  • censure
  • criticize
  • castigate
“most leaders roundly condemned the attack”
Gallows (Noun) execution by hanging.
  • hanging
  • being hanged
  • the noose
“he was saved from the gallows by a last-minute reprieve”
Dilatory (Adjective) slow to act.
  • slow
  • unhurried
  • tardy
“he had been dilatory in appointing a solicitor”
Clemency (Noun) mercy; lenience.
  • mercy
  • mercifulness
  • leniency
“an appeal for clemency”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Impart (Verb) to transmit, bestow, or disclose
  • impose
  • bestow
“Parents must impart common sense to their children”
Inaction (Noun) lack of action where some is expected or appropriate.
  • inertia
  • passivity
  • stagnation
  • acedia
“Now every minute’s inaction increased this spirit of restlessness”
Amnesty (Noun) an official pardon for people who have been convicted of political offences.
  • forgiveness
  • immunity
  • reprieve
  • absolution
“It’s a thieves’ amnesty at this moment, and I must not lose the opportunity”
Bane (Noun) a cause of great distress or annoyance.
  • scourge
  • plague
  • ruination
  • destruction
“That evil is malevolent violence, a curse that is the bane of our human existence”
Vitiate (Verb) spoil or impair the quality or efficiency of.
  • annihilate
  • negate
  • quash
“You made a good decision, so don’t vitiate it by boasting about your success”

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