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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 305

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 305

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Antecedents (Noun) a person’s ancestors or family and social background.
  • ancestor
  • forefather
  • forebear
“her early life and antecedents have been traced”
Provocation (Noun) action or speech that makes someone angry, especially deliberately.
  • goading
  • prodding
  • egging on
“you should remain calm and not respond to provocation”
Inflated (Verb) fill (a balloon, tyre, or other expandable structure) with air or gas so that it becomes distended.
  • blown up
  • aerated
  • filled
“never use an air line on a garage forecourt to inflate your tyres”
Defamation (Noun) the action of damaging the good reputation of someone; slander or libel.
  • libel
  • slander
  • character assassination
“she sued him for defamation”
Cohort (Noun) a group of people with a shared characteristic.
  • group
  • categorization
  • category
“a cohort of civil servants patiently drafting legislation”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Crook (Noun) a person who is dishonest or a criminal.
  • criminal
  • lawbreaker
  • offender
“the man’s a crook, he’s not to be trusted”
Deterrent (Noun) a thing that discourages or is intended to discourage someone from doing something.
  • disincentive
  • discouragement
  • dissuasion
“cameras are a major deterrent to crime”
Dubious (Adjective) hesitating or doubting.
  • doubtful
  • uncertain
  • unsure
”I was rather dubious about the whole idea”
Lackadaisical (Adjective) lacking enthusiasm and determination; carelessly lazy.
  • careless
  • lazy
  • lax
“a lackadaisical defence left Spurs adrift in the second half”
Cynical (Adjective) doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.
  • skeptical
  • doubtful
  • distrustful
“most residents are cynical about efforts to clean mobsters out of their city”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Enterprise (Noun) a project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one.
  • business
  • undertaking
  • company
  • venture
“Agriculture is the main economic enterprise among the people”
Deliberate (Adjective) done consciously and intentionally.
  • conscious
  • meticulous
  • premeditated
  • prudent
“Very well, he said, and paused, as if in deliberate contempt of the official cloc”
Fracas (Noun) a noisy disturbance or quarrel.
  • altercation
  • bickering
  • brawl
  • brouhaha
“As a matter of fact, there was the finest sort of a fracas afoot”
Inherent (Adjective) existing in something as a permanent, essential, or characteristic attribute.
  • intrinsic
  • innate
  • fundamental
  • basic
“Even as a youngster, Janice showed she had an inherent talent to be a great singer”
Unleash (Verb) to suddenly release a violent force that cannot be controlled.
  • unchain
  • unfetter
  • unshackle
  • vent
“Since the owner decided to unleash her dog on the street, it was only a matter of minutes before it ran a few hundred feet in front of a car”



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