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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 303

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 303

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Laxity (Noun) lack of strictness or care
  • slackness
  • laxity
  • lassitude
  • slack
“Laxity in the observance of this rule will result disastrously”
Demolish (Verb) to easily defeat someone
  • annihilate
  • bulldoze
  • crush
  • decimate
“He harangued the Indians, and exhorted them to demolish the fort”
convict (Verb) declare (someone) to be guilty of a criminal offence by the verdict of a jury or the decision of a judge in a court of law.
  • captive
  • felon
  • prisoner
  • culprit
“A person who has been convicted of a criminal offense”
Impend (Verb) be about to happen.
  • advance
  • approach
  • brew
  • forebode
“We have no thought to impede the paths to closer relationship”
Saffron (Noun) an orange-yellow flavoring, food colouring, and dye made from the dried stigmas of a crocus.
  • amber
  • bisque
  • blond
  • buff
“The yellow seeds of lilies will answer nearly the saffron’s purpose”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Credibility (Noun) the quality of being trusted and believed in.
  • chance
  • integrity
  • prospect
  • reliability
“The art and practice of selling one’s credibility for future delivery”
Persecution (Noun) hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
  • expulsion
  • ill-treatment
  • imprisonment
  • killing
“Grief and persecution had in a former instance inspired her with the love of solitude”
Earnest (Adjective) resulting from or showing sincere and intense conviction.
  • ardent
  • diligent
  • fervent
  • heartfelt
“As Philothea turned towards her companion, she met Aspasia’s earnest gaze”
Unison (Noun) simultaneous performance or utterance of action or speech.
  • conjunction
  • co-occurrence
  • concurrence
  • coincidence
“It is desirable to have these experiments at least worked by the class in unison”
Deprivation (Noun) the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.
  • dispossession
  • destitution
  • poverty
  • impoverishment
“She eventually overcame the deprivations of her childhood”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plaudit (Noun) an expression of praise or approval
  • acclaim
  • praise
  • applause
  • cheer
“The proud parents bragged that their daughter had received many plaudits for her academic achievements”
Determinant (Noun) a factor which decisively affects the nature or outcome of something.
  • determinative
  • determiner
  • deciding
  • decisive factor
“One of the main determinants of bond prices is the gap between their fixed coupons and prevailing market rates”
Pursue (Verb) follow or chase (someone or something)
  • follow
  • chase
  • hunt
  • search
“The representative said that Japan would continue to pursue the policies laid down at the London summit”
Reiterate (Verb) say something again or a number of times, typically for emphasis or clarity.
  • repeat
  • restate
  • renew
“We would like to reiterate that confirmation copy will be coming by mail soon”
Indisputable (Adjective) unable to be challenged or denied
  • unquestionable
  • undeniable
  • incontestable
“The need for life-extending therapies in cancer is indisputable”

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