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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 316

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 316

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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”
Acrimonious (Adjective) angry and bitter.
  • bitter
  • rancorous
  • caustic
“an acrimonious dispute about wages”
Obstructed (Verb) block (an opening, path, road, etc.); be or get in the way of.
  • block
  • block up
  • clog
“she was obstructing the entrance”
Tirade (Noun) a long, angry speech of criticism or accusation.
  • diatribe
  • invective
  • polemic
“a tirade of abuse”
Caucuses (Noun) a meeting at which local members of a political party register their preference among candidates running for office or select delegates to attend a convention.
  • meeting
  • assembly
  • gathering
“Hawaii holds its nominating caucuses next Tuesday”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bellicose (Adjective) demonstrating aggression and willingness to fight.
  • belligerent
  • aggressive
  • hostile
“a mood of bellicose jingoism”
Wrangling (Verb) have a long, complicated dispute or argument.
  • argue
  • quarrel
  • row
“the bureaucrats continue wrangling over the fine print”
Detained (Verb) keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
  • delay
  • hold up
  • make late
“she made to open the door, but he detained her”
Malevolent (Adjective) having or showing a wish to do evil to others.
  • malicious
  • spiteful
  • hostile
“the glint of dark, malevolent eyes”
Deployed (Verb) move (troops or equipment) into position for military action.
  • position
  • station
  • post
“forces were deployed at strategic locations”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unleash (verb) cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.
  • discharge
  • free
  • release
“He suddenly realized how puny man was against the forces man could unleash”
Phishing (noun) The fraudulent practice of sending emails purporting to be from reputable companies in order to induce individuals to reveal personal information
  • spoofing
“phishing is often used to gain a foothold in corporate or governmental networks as a part of a larger attack”
Stifle (Verb) prevent or constrain (an activity or idea).
  • constraint
  • hinder
  • hamper
  • impede
“She put her hand over her mouth to stifle the cough”
Ephemeral (Adjective) Lasting for short time
  • Temporary
  • Short-lived
  • transient
“time is ephemeral so don’t waste it”
Ameliorate (Verb) To make better
  • Amend
  • better
  • improve
  • upgrade
“The editor ameliorated the manuscript with his changes”

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