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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 329

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 329

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • geniality
  • congeniality
  • conviviality
“he exuded good humour and bonhomie”
Dispensation (Noun) exemption from a rule or usual requirement.
  • exemption
  • immunity
  • exception
“although she was too young, she was given special dispensation to play before her birthday”
Complement (Noun) a thing that contributes extra features to something else in such a way as to improve or emphasize its quality.
  • accompaniment
  • companion
  • addition
“local ales provide the perfect complement to fine food”
Leash (Noun) restrain.
  • curb
  • control
  • keep under control
“his violence was barely leashed”
Pegged (Verb) fix, secure, or mark with a peg or pegs.
  • fix
  • pin
  • attach
“drape plants with nets, pegging down the edges”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plethora (Noun) a large or excessive amount of something.
  • excess
  • abundance
  • overabundance
“a plethora of committees and subcommittees”
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”
Impinge (Noun) have an effect, especially a negative one.
  • affect
  • have an effect on
  • have a bearing on
”several factors impinge on market efficiency”
Exploitation (Noun) the action or fact of treating someone unfairly in order to benefit from their work.
  • taking advantage
  • making use
“the exploitation of migrant workers”
Dismantling (Verb) take (a machine or structure) to pieces.
  • take apart
  • take to pieces
  • take to bits
“the engines were dismantled and the bits piled into a heap”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Feeble (Adjective) lacking physical strength, especially as a result of age or illness.
  • debilitated
  • weak
  • frail
“We generally feel feeble when we are ill”
War-torn (Adjective) (of a place) racked or devastated by war.
  • Destroyed
  • fight
“She spent two months in the war-torn city”
Insurgent (Adjective) rising in active revolt.
  • rebel
  • recusant
  • revolutionary
“It was also a fight to consolidate his position within the insurgent”
Legitimate (Adjective) conforming to the law or to rules.
  • legal
  • valid
“It seemed a perfectly legitimate question”
Chronic (Adjective) (of an illness) persisting for a long time or constantly recurring.
  • persistent
  • long-standing
  • long-term
  • lasting
“Iron deficiency anaemia is commonly caused by chronic blood loss”

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