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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 342

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 342

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Abide (Verb) accept or act in accordance with (a rule, decision, or recommendation).
  • comply with
  • obey
  • observe
“I said I would abide by their decision”
Litigation (Noun) the process of taking legal action.
  • legal proceeding(s)
  • legal action
  • lawsuit
“The company wishes to avoid litigation”
Expertise (Noun) expert skill or knowledge in a particular field.
  • skill
  • skilfulness
  • expertness
“Technical expertise”
Redress (Verb) remedy or set right (an undesirable or unfair situation).
  • rectify
  • correct
  • put/set/make right
“The power to redress the grievances of our citizens”
Moot (Adjective) subject to debate, dispute, or uncertainty.
  • debatable
  • open to debate
  • open to discussion
“Whether the temperature rise was mainly due to the greenhouse effect was a moot point”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Salutary (Adjective) with reference to something unwelcome or unpleasant) producing good effects; beneficial.
  • beneficial
  • good
  • good for one
“It failed to draw salutary lessons from Britain’s loss of its colonies”
Purge (Verb) free someone or something from (an unwanted quality, condition, or feeling).
  • cleanse
  • clear
  • purify
“His hatred was purged”
Stout (Adjective) rather fat or of heavy build.
  • fat
  • fattish
  • plump
”Stout middle-aged men”
Buttress (Verb) increase the strength of or justification for; reinforce.
  • strengthen
  • reinforce
  • fortify
“Authority was buttressed by religious belief”
Bode (Verb) be a portent of a particular outcome.
  • portend
  • foretell
  • prophesy
“Their argument did not bode well for the future”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Despotic (Adjective) of or typical of a despot; tyrannical.
  • autocratic
  • dictatorial
  • totalitarian
  • authoritarian
“Under orders from the despotic ruler, citizens were denied freedom of speech”
Grisly (Adjective) causing horror or disgust.
  • gruesome
  • ghastly
  • frightful
  • horrid
“Many massacres in history fade while some linger as grisly curiosities”
Splurge (Verb) to spend extravagantly or ostentatiously.
  • squander
  • fling
  • dissipate
  • disburse
“I feel like splurging on a new dress”
Refractory (Adjective) stubborn or unmanageable.
  • recalcitrant
  • obstreperous
  • insubordinate
  • intractable
“Most teenagers go through a refractory phase where they don’t want to listen to authority figures”
Bedeck (Verb) to decorate or cover.
  • adorn
  • bedizen
  • embellish
  • emblaze
“The cars were all bedecked with flowers for the wedding ceremony”

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