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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 340

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 340

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prosecute (Verb) institute or conduct legal proceedings against (a person or organization).
  • bring a suit against
  • indict
  • arraign
“they were prosecuted for obstructing the highway”
Render (Verb) provide or give (a service, help, etc.).
  • give
  • provide
  • supply
“money serves as a reward for services rendered”
Sedition (Noun) conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
  • revolt
  • insurrection
  • rioting
“The false accusations we heard in the news media last week incite sectarian sedition”
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”
Frivolous (Adjective) not having any serious purpose or value.
  • jokey
  • light-hearted
  • facetious
“frivolous ribbons and lacy frills”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contemplated (Verb) look thoughtfully for a long time at.
  • look at
  • view
  • regard
“he contemplated his image in the mirrors”
Enmity (Noun) a state or feeling of active opposition or hostility.
  • hostility
  • animosity
  • antagonism
“decades of enmity between the two countries”
Scrutiny (Noun) critical observation or examination.
  • careful examination
  • inspection
  • survey
“every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny”
Mirage (Noun) an optical illusion caused by atmospheric conditions, especially the appearance of a sheet of water in a desert
  • optical illusion
  • hallucination
“the surface of the road ahead rippled in the heat mirages”
Becalmed (Verb) leave (a sailing ship) unable to move through lack of wind.
  • stranded
  • stuck
  • marooned
“both boats hung on before the whole fleet was becalmed south of Rampholme”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Insurgent (Adjective) rising in active revolt.
  • rebel
  • recusant
  • revolutionary
“It was also a fight to consolidate his position within the insurgent”
Coalition (Noun) a temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
  • alliance
  • union
  • partnership
“The two bodies have merged to form a coalition”
Stalemate (Noun) a situation in which further action or progress by opposing or competing parties seems impossible.
  • deadlock
  • impasse
“The discussions with the miners’ union ended in a stalemate”
Legitimate (Adjective) conforming to the law or to rules.
  • legal
  • valid
“It seemed a perfectly legitimate question”
Ceasefire (Noun) a temporary suspension of fighting.
  • truce
  • armistice
  • peace
“Federal leaders continued their efforts to secure a ceasefire”



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