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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 335

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 335

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Wielding (Verb) have and be able to use (power or influence)
  • apply
  • handle
“How long shall they wield unlawful power”
Woefully (Adverb) in a manner expressing sorrow or misery.
  • unfortunately
  • sadly
  • distressfully
“The preparations were woefully inadequate”
Outrageously (Adverb) in a shockingly bad or excessive way.
  • shamefully
  • awfully
  • extravagantly
“The man behaved outrageously in the party”
Partisan (Noun) a strong supporter of a party, cause, or person.
  • supporter
  • biased
“You must listen to both points of view and try not to be partisan”
Arson (Noun) the criminal act of deliberately setting fire to property.
  • fire-raising
  • ignition
  • crime
“The village was destroyed in an arson attack”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Unleash (Verb) cause (a strong or violent force) to be released or become unrestrained.
  • release
  • liberate
  • extricate
“The result will unleash the raging demands for her resignation”
Incitement (Noun) the action of provoking unlawful behaviour or urging someone to behave unlawfully.
  • provocation
  • stimulus
  • incentive
  • incitation
  • impulse
“The rock band’s failure to show up incited a riot, as the crowd had waited for hours”
Polarisation (Noun) division into two sharply contrasting groups or sets of opinions or beliefs.
  • division
  • discord
  • opposition
“Political polarisation in industrialised countries has fuelled a resurgence of fiscal conservatism”
Cauldron (Noun) a large metal pot with a lid and handle, used for cooking over an open fire.
  • kettle
  • boiler
  • pot
  • vessel
“Does human nature undergo a true change in the cauldron of totalitarian violence?”
Cue (Noun) a thing said or done that serves as a signal to an actor or another performer to enter or to begin their speech or performance.
  • prompt
  • hint
  • signal
  • clue
  • suggestion
“Her husband took the cue, and said that it was time for them to leave”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Expedite (Verb) make (an action or process) happen sooner or be accomplished more quickly.
  • accelerate
  • hasten
  • speed up
  • quicken
“We must expedite the development of the Southwest area of our country”
Triggered (Adjective) (of a mechanism) activated by a trigger
  • produce
  • generate
“A triggered alarm”
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”
Humane (Adjective) feeling or displaying worry about the misery of another
  • compassionate
  • kind-hearted
  • civilised
“As a vegetarian, I believe that people should only eat plants as part of an effort to be more humane to animals”
Emphatic (Adjective) done or said in a strong way and without any doubt
  • aggressive
  • assertive
“Towards the end of the eighteenth century, people began to see revolutions as emphatic disruptions of the past, as new points in a line”

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