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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 313

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 313

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Persecution (Noun) hostility and ill-treatment, especially because of race or political or religious beliefs; oppression.
  • oppression
  • victimization
  • maltreatment
“her family fled religious persecution”
Ripple (Noun) a small wave or series of waves on the surface of the water, especially as caused by a slight breeze or an object dropping into it.
  • wavelet
  • wave
  • undulation
“he dived into the pool leaving barely a ripple”
Indignation (Noun) anger or annoyance provoked by what is perceived as unfair treatment.
  • resentment
  • umbrage
  • affront
“the letter filled Lucy with indignation”
Slumber (Verb) sleep.
  • sleep
  • be asleep
  • doze
“Sleeping Beauty slumbered in her forest castle”
Vested (Verb) confer or bestow (power, authority, property, etc.) on someone.
  • entrust to
  • invest in
  • bestow on
“executive power is vested in the President”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incendiary (Adjective) tending to stir up conflict.
  • inflammatory
  • rabble-rousing
  • provocative
“incendiary rhetoric”
Sniffed(Verb) draw up air audibly through the nose to detect a smell, to stop it running, or to express contempt.
  • inhale
  • snuffle
  • breathe in
“his dog sniffed at my trousers”
Vilification (Noun) abusively disparaging speech or writing.
  • condemnation
  • criticism
  • censure
”the widespread vilification of politicians”
Arbitrary (Adjective) based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.
  • capricious
  • whimsical
  • random
“an arbitrary decision”
Sedition (Noun) conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
  • incitement (to riot/rebellion)
  • agitation
  • rabble-rousing
“In March 1848, authorities charged several leading nationalists with sedition”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intermediary (Noun) a person who acts as a link between people in order to try and bring about an agreement; a mediator. (Noun)
  • broker
  • mediator
  • middleman
  • vagent
  • interim
“He served as an intermediary between the workers and the executives”
Infringe (Verb) actively break the terms of (a law, agreement, etc.).
  • violate
  • breach
  • break
  • transgress
  • violation
“They claim that his use of the name infringes on their copyright”
Traceable (Adjective) able to be found or discovered.
  • trackable
  • referable
  • attributable
  • identifiable
“We will need to trace the electrical wires through the walls”
Encrypt (Verb) convert (information or data) into a code, especially to prevent unauthorized access.
  • encode
  • encipher
  • code
  • inscribe
“The software will encrypt the message before it is sent”
Validity (Noun) the quality of being logically or factually sound; soundness or cogency.
  • effectiveness
  • efficacy
  • legitimacy
  • authenticity
  • effectivity
“Some researchers have questioned the validity of the test results”

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