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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 334

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 334

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Clamp down (Verb) suppress or prevent something in an oppressive or harsh manner.
  • suppress
  • prevent
  • stop
“the authorities have also clamped down on public demonstrations”
Wielding (Noun) hold and use (a weapon or tool).
  • brandish
  • flourish
  • wave
“a masked raider wielding a handgun”
Arson (Noun) the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.
  • firebombing
  • fire-raising
“police are treating the fire as arson”
Smouldering (Verb) show or feel barely suppressed anger, hatred, or another powerful emotion.
  • boil
  • fume
  • burn
“Anna smouldered with indignation”
Conflagration (Noun) an extensive fire which destroys a great deal of land or property.
  • fire
  • blaze
  • flames
“tinder-dry conditions sparked fears of a conflagration in many drought-devastated communities”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Incitement (Noun) the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.
  • egging on
  • urging
  • goading
“this amounted to an incitement to commit murder”
Bloc (Noun) a group of countries or political parties with common interests who have formed an alliance.
  • alliance
  • association
  • coalition
“the Soviet bloc”
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • aboriginal
  • local
”the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Scandal (Noun) an action or event regarded as morally or legally wrong and causing general public outrage.
  • wrongdoing
  • offence
  • transgression
“a bribery scandal involving one of his key supporters”
Topple (Verb) overbalance or cause to overbalance and fall.
  • fall
  • tumble
  • overturn
“she toppled over when I touched her”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Discourse (Noun) written or spoken communication or debate.
  • talk
  • lecture
  • speech
  • discussion
“He was able to discourse at great length on the problems of education”
Diaspora (Noun) the dispersion or spread of any people from their original homeland.
  • migration
  • dissolution
  • dispersal
  • separation
  • banishment
“When it is explored in-depth, our cuisine reveals the nuances of regions and peoples and those of diaspora and return”
Defy (Verb) openly resist or refuse to obey.
  • disobey
  • disregard
  • challenge
  • ignore
“They believe it is essential to defy convention”
Repatriation (Noun) the return of someone to their own country.
  • return
  • restoration
“It is illogical to oppose the repatriation of economic migrants”
Confer (Verb) grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right).
  • accord
  • bestow
“He wanted to confer with his colleagues before reaching a decision”

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