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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 321

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 321

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Thronging (Verb) flock or be present in great numbers.
  • rush
  • stream
  • flock
“tourists thronged to the picturesque village”
Pinnacle (Noun) the most successful point; the culmination.
  • highest level
  • peak
  • height
“he had reached the pinnacle of his career”
Skirmishes (Noun) a short argument.
  • argument
  • quarrel
  • squabble
“there was a skirmish over the budget”
Protracted (Verb) prolong.
  • prolong
  • extend
  • extend the duration of
“he had certainly taken his time, even protracting the process”
Churn (Noun) move or cause to move about vigorously.
  • be turbulent
  • heave
  • boil
“the seas churned”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Paradoxes (Noun) a seemingly absurd or contradictory statement or proposition which when investigated may prove to be well founded or true.
  • contradiction
  • contradiction in terms
  • self-contradiction
“the uncertainty principle leads to all sorts of paradoxes, like the particles being in two places at once”
Requisite (Adjective) ade necessary by particular circumstances or regulations.
  • necessary
  • required
  • prerequisite
“the application will not be processed until the requisite fee is paid”
Relegated (Verb) assign an inferior rank or position to.
  • downgrade
  • lower
  • lower in rank/status
“they aim to prevent women from being relegated to a secondary role”
Putative (Adjective) generally considered or reputed to be.
  • supposed
  • assumed
  • presumed
“the putative author of the book”
Contention (Noun) heated disagreement.
  • disagreement
  • dispute
  • disputation
“the captured territory was the main area of contention between the two countries”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Endorsement (Noun) the act of declaring one’s public approval or support of someone or something.
  • sanction
  • approval
  • afrmation
“These measures have a strong endorsement of the community”
Polarisation (Noun) division into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs.
  • division
  • discord
  • opposition
“Political polarisation in industrialised countries has fuelled a resurgence of scal conservatism”
Succour (Noun) assistance and support in times of hardship and distress.
  • support
  • relief
  • assist
“They give succour to the victims of war”
Vulnerable (Adjective) exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
  • unprotected
  • insecure
“Old people are particularly vulnerable members of our society”
Maverick (Noun) an unorthodox or independent-minded person.
  • dissident
  • eccentric
“He was too much of a maverick ever to hold high ofce”

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