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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 314

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 314

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contentious (Adjective) causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • controversial
  • disputable
  • debatable
“a contentious issue”
Juncture (Noun) a particular point in events or time.
  • point
  • point in time
  • time
“it is difficult to say at this juncture whether this upturn can be sustained”
Exemplified (Verb) be a typical example of.
  • typify
  • epitomize
  • be a typical example of
“the best dry sherry is exemplified by the fino of Jerez”
Psyche (Noun) the human soul, mind, or spirit.
  • soul
  • spirit
  • (inner) self
“their childhood made them want to understand the human psyche and to help others”
Acquittal (Noun) a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
  • absolution
  • clearing
  • exoneration
“the trial resulted in an acquittal”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Inevitably (Adverb) as is certain to happen; unavoidably.
  • naturally
  • automatically
  • as a matter of course
“inevitably some details are already out of date”
Midst (Noun) the middle part or point.
  • middle
  • centre
  • midpoint
“he left his flat in the midst of a rainstorm”
Divergent (Adjective) tending to be different or develop in different directions.
  • differing
  • varying
  • different
”divergent interpretations”
Culmination (Noun) the highest or climactic point of something, especially as attained after a long time.
  • climax
  • pinnacle
  • peak
“the deal marked the culmination of years of negotiation”
Litigation (Noun) the process of taking legal action.
  • legal proceeding(s)
  • legal action
  • lawsuit
“the company wishes to avoid litigation”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Shunt(Verb) to push or shove something
  • avoid
  • deter
“It’s unfortunate that our society tends to shunt older workers to retire before they are ready”
Intrinsic (Adjective) belonging naturally; essential.
  • inherent
  • innate
  • inborn
  • inbred
  • congenital
“Study has intrinsic worth, as well as helping you achieve your goals”
Vitriolic (Adjective) filled with bitter criticism or malice.
  • acrimonious
  • rancorous
  • bitter
  • caustic
  • mordant
“The newspaper launched a vitriolic attack on the president”
Decy (Verb) publicly denounce.
  • denounce
  • condemn
  • criticize
  • censure
  • damn
  • attack
“He is impatient with those who decry the scheme”
Fractious (Adjective) irritable and quarrelsome.
  • grumpy
  • cantankerous
  • peevish
  • irascible
“During the concert, police officers were on hand just in case the crowd became fractious”

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