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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 324

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 324

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perverse (Adjective) showing a deliberate and obstinate desire to behave in a way that is unreasonable or unacceptable.
  • awkward
  • contrary
  • difficult
“Kate’s perverse decision not to cooperate held good”
Zeal (Noun) great energy or enthusiasm in pursuit of a cause or an objective.
  • passion
  • zealousness
  • committedness
“his zeal for privatization”
Dissent (Noun) the holding or expression of opinions at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • disagreement
  • lack of agreement
  • difference of opinion
“there was no dissent from this view”
Bail (Noun) the temporary release of an accused person awaiting trial, sometimes on condition that a sum of money is lodged to guarantee their appearance in court.
  • surety
  • security
  • collateral
“he has been released on bail”
Hounding (Verb) harass, persecute, or pursue relentlessly.
  • harass
  • persecute
  • harry
“she was hounded by the Italian press”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contentious (Adjective) causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • controversial
  • disputable
  • debatable
“a contentious issue”
Enmity (Noun) a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.
  • hostility
  • animosity
  • antagonism
“decades of enmity between the two countries”
Stringent (Adjective) strict, precise, and exacting.
  • strict
  • firm
  • rigid
“stringent guidelines on air pollution”
Wanton (Adjective) deliberate and unprovoked.
  • deliberate
  • wilful
  • malicious
“sheer wanton vandalism”
Blot (Noun) a dark mark or stain made by ink, paint, dirt, etc.
  • spot
  • dot
  • mark
“a blot of ink”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reluctance (Noun) unwillingness or disinclination to do something.
  • unwillingness
  • hesitation
  • dislike
“Her reluctance to answer my queries made me doubtful”
Antecedent (Noun) thing that existed before or logically precedes another.
  • predecessor
  • precursor
  • preceding
  • previous
  • ancestor
“What are the antecedents of the American Revolutionary War?”
Contempt (Noun) the feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.
  • scorn
  • disdain
  • shame
“The contempt he felt for his fellow students was obvious”
Barred (Adjective) preventing entry or exit or a course of action
  • Restrained
  • Banned
  • Forbidden
“When he cheated the producer of the company, he was barred from working in that company”

Conviction (Noun) a firmly held belief or opinion.
  • confidence
  • certitude
“The most fearful enemy is not having a firm conviction”



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