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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 333

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 333

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contentious (Adjective) causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • controversial
  • disputable
  • debatable
“a contentious issue”
Humane (Adjective) having or showing compassion or benevolence.
  • compassionate
  • kind
  • kindly
“regulations ensuring the humane treatment of animals”
Tweak (Verb) twist or pull (something) sharply.
  • pull sharply
  • twist
  • tug
“he tweaked the boy’s ear”
Expedite (Verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  • speed up
  • accelerate
  • hurry
“he promised to expedite economic reforms”
Bonhomie (Noun) cheerful friendliness; geniality.
  • geniality
  • congeniality
  • conviviality
“he exuded good humour and bonhomie”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Blistering (Adjective) intense
  • intense
  • extreme
  • ferocious
“the blistering heat of the desert”
Herd (Verb) keep or look after
  • look after
  • take care of
  • keep
“they live by herding reindeer”
Caucuses (Noun) a conference of members of a legislative body who belong to a particular party or faction
  • meeting
  • assembly
  • gathering
”Hawaii holds its nominating caucuses next Tuesday”
Askance (Adverb) with an attitude or look of suspicion or disapproval.
  • suspiciously
  • with suspicion
  • sceptically
“the reformers looked askance at the mystical tradition”
Ethos (Noun) the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its attitudes and aspirations.
  • spirit
  • character
  • atmosphere
“a challenge to the ethos of the 1960s”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Plenary Adjective unqualified; absolute.
  • full
  • entire
  • total
  • absolute
“A plenary meeting of the 500 members was held last summer”
Prosecution (Noun) the institution and conducting of legal proceedings against someone in respect of a criminal charge.
  • litigation
  • judicial proceedings
  • lawsuit
“There has been an increase in prosecutions for gun-related crimes”
Sanction (Verb) give official permission or approval for (an action).
  • approve
  • endorse
  • support
“The church refused to sanction the king’s second marriage”
Flout (Verb) openly disregard (a rule, law, or convention)
  • defy
  • mock
  • disregard
  • deride
  • despise
“Despite repeated warnings, they have continued to flout the law”
Comply (Verb) act in accordance with a wish or command.
  • obey
  • conform
  • agree
“Failure to comply with the regulations will result in prosecution”

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