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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 328

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 328

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Opacity (Noun) the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.
  • opaqueness
  • non-transparency
  • lack of transparency
“thinner paints need black added to increase opacity”
Cluster (Noun) a group of similar things or people positioned or occurring closely together.
  • bunch
  • clump
  • collection
“clusters of creamy-white flowers”
Strident (Adjective) loud and harsh; grating.
  • harsh
  • raucous
  • rough
“his voice had become increasingly strident”
Detained (Verb) officially seize and hold.
  • hold
  • take into custody
  • put into custody
“customs officers may detain goods for up to two days”
Revelation (Noun) the making known of something that was previously secret or unknown.
  • divulging
  • divulgence
  • telling
“the revelation of a plot to assassinate the king”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Fraudulent (Adjective) unjustifiably claiming or being credited with particular accomplishments or qualities.
  • dishonest
  • cheating
  • swindling
“fraudulent psychics”
Undermine (Verb) lessen the effectiveness, power, or ability of, especially gradually or insidiously.
  • subvert
  • sabotage
  • threaten
“this could undermine years of hard work”
Writ (Noun) a form of written command in the name of a court or other legal authority to act, or abstain from acting, in a particular way.
  • summons
  • subpoena
  • warrant
“the two reinstated officers issued a writ for libel against the applicants”
Retain (Verb) continue to have (something); keep possession of.
  • keep
  • keep possession of
  • keep hold of
“Labour retained the seat”
Vowed (Verb) solemnly promise to do a specified thing.
  • swear
  • swear/state under oath
“the rebels vowed to continue fighting”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Revoke (Verb) officially cancel (a decree, decision, or promise).
  • cancel
  • repeal
  • rescind
  • annul
“The Board has the power to revoke the licence of any bank to take deposits”
Prompt (Adjective) done without delay; immediate.
  • impel
  • persuade
“We would be grateful for the prompt payment of your account”
Proclivity (Noun) a tendency to choose or do something regularly; an inclination or predisposition towards a particular thing.
  • liking
  • inclination
  • tendency
  • leaning
  • disposition
“His proclivity for introspection, buying his own groceries and riding motorcycles have just made fans fall more and more in love with the star”
Inimical (Adjective) tending to obstruct or harm.
  • hostile
  • unfriendly
  • harmful
  • antagonistic
  • injurious
“We received an inimical response rather than the anticipated support”
Envoy (Noun) a messenger or representative, especially one on a diplomatic mission.
  • emissary
  • delegate
  • agent
  • messenger
“The UN peace envoy has failed to find any middle ground between the government and the opposition parties”



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