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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 338

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 338

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Anguish (Verb) be extremely distressed about something.
  • distress
  • misery
  • agony
  • torment
  • suffering
“He suffered the anguish of watching his son go to prison”
Pursuant (Adverb) in accordance with (a law or a legal document or resolution).
  • according
  • by virtue of
“A complaint was made pursuant to section 13 of the Act of 1987”
Erode (Verb) gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
  • corrode
  • decay
“A bad justification will erode closeness”
Dislodge (Verb) knock or force out of position.
  • remove
  • displace
  • unseat
“They needed a bulldozer to dislodge the rock”
Litigant (Adjective) involved in a lawsuit.
  • litigator
  • appellant
  • opponent
  • contestant
  • contender
“His fate would be no different from that of a conventional legally aided litigant in modern times”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dispensation (Noun) exemption from a rule or usual requirement.
  • liberty
  • distribution
“They saw signs of new dispensation everywhere”
Confer (Verb) grant (a title, degree, benefit, or right).
  • accord
  • bestow
“He wanted to confer with his colleagues before reaching a decision”
Crony (Noun) a close friend or companion.
  • buddy
  • associate
“The man was playing games with his cronies”
Collegium (Noun) an organization for people who have similar interests or who do similar work, especially in a university.
  • panel
  • bench
“This collegium continued to exist till the time of Alaric”
Mere (Adjective) used to emphasize how small or insignificant someone or something is.
  • sheer
  • scant
  • utter
“It was certainly more to than this mere opportunism”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Canon (Noun) a general law or criterion by which something is judged.
  • principle
  • rule
  • tenet
  • standard
“All they have is administrative fiat which fails any of the canons of the rule of law”
Woo (Verb) seek the favor, support, or custom of.
  • chase
  • pursue
  • ingratiate
“Political parties have roped in Bollywood stars only to woo the young”
Trammel (Noun) restrictions or impediments to freedom of action.
  • restraint
  • constraint
  • curb
  • check
  • impediment
“Protesters refused to let anyone trammel their first amendment rights and pushed for freedom and equality for all”
Venturous (Adjective) tending to take risks or daring experiences
  • adventurous
  • daring
“A venturous daredevil, Emily loved doing thrill-seeking activities on vacation including swimming with sharks”
Staid (Adjective) marked by settled sedateness and often prim self-restraint
  • dignified
  • composed
  • earnest
  • grave
  • humorless
“Over the last few years he has taken the staid world of opera by storm”

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