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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 344

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 344

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Entails (Noun) involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
  • necessitate
  • make necessary
  • require
“A situation which entails considerable risks”
Alacrity (Noun) brisk and cheerful readiness.
  • eagerness
  • willingness
  • readiness
“She accepted the invitation with alacrity”
Contagion (Noun) a disease spread by close contact.
  • contamination
  • infection
  • disease
“Through personal hygiene the spread of common contagions is discouraged”
Dodgy (Adjective) dishonest or unreliable.
  • dishonest
  • deceitful
  • not to be trusted
“A dodgy second-hand car salesman”
Throes (Noun) intense or violent pain and struggle, especially accompanying birth, death, or great change.
  • agony
  • pain
  • paroxysm
“He convulsed in his death throes”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Detain (Verb) keep (someone) in official custody, typically for questioning about a crime or in a politically sensitive situation.
  • hold
  • confine
  • keep
  • arrest
“The act allows police to detain a suspect for up to 48 hours”
Blatant (Adjective) (of bad behaviour) done openly and unashamedly.
  • flagrant
  • shameless
  • conspicuous
“The whole episode was a blatant attempt to gain publicity”
Brazen (Verb) endure an embarrassing or difficult situation by behaving with apparent confidence and lack of shame
  • bold
  • insolent
  • audacious
“My brother told me a brazen lie”
Instigation (Noun) the action or process of instigating an action or event.
  • provocation
  • abetment
  • incitement
  • incentive
“There has been an increase in the amount of violence instigated by gangs”
Accountability (Noun) the fact or condition of being accountable; responsibility.
  • responsibility
  • liability
  • obligation
“There is a need for increased professional accountability”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
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”
Embolden (Verb) give (someone) the courage or confidence to do something.
  • encourage
  • inspire
  • fortify
“His success emboldened him to develop his business”
Condone (Verb) accept (behaviour that is considered morally wrong or offensive).
  • forgive
  • overlook
  • pardon
“a government accused of condoning racism”
Egregious (Adjective) outstandingly bad; shocking.
  • outrageous
  • glaring
“It was an egregious error for a representative to show such disregard”
Assertion (Noun) a confident and forceful statement of fact or belief.
  • statement
  • declaration
  • dictum
“She made an assertion that she was fully responsible for the problem”

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