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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 345

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 345

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stubborn (Adjective) having or showing dogged determination not to change one’s attitude or position on something, especially in spite of good arguments or reasons to do so.
  • obstinate
  • stubborn as a mule
  • mulish
“A stubborn refusal to learn from experience”
Altercation (Noun) a noisy argument or disagreement, especially in public.
  • argument
  • quarrel
  • squabbl
“I had an altercation with the ticket collector”
Disruptive (Adjective) causing or tending to cause disruption.
  • troublemaking
  • troublesome
  • unruly
“Disruptive pupils”
Gallows (Noun) execution by hanging.
  • hanging
  • being hanged
  • the noose
“He was saved from the gallows by a last-minute reprieve”
Aisle (Noun) a passage between rows of seats in a building such as a church or theatre, an aircraft, or train.
  • passage
  • passageway
  • corridor
“The musical had the audience dancing in the aisles”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Disinclination (Noun) a reluctance or lack of enthusiasm.
  • reluctance
  • unwillingness
  • lack of enthusiasm
“Lucy felt a strong disinclination to talk about her engagement”
Combative (Adjective) ready or eager to fight or argue.
  • pugnacious
  • aggressive
  • antagonistic
“He made some enemies with his combative style”
Notorious (Adjective) famous or well known, typically for some bad quality or deed.
  • infamous
  • of ill repute
  • with a bad reputation
“Los Angeles is notorious for its smog”
Crude (Adjective) in a natural or raw state; not yet processed or refined.
  • unrefined
  • unpurified
  • unprocessed
“Crude oil”
Pernicious (Adjective) having a harmful effect, especially in a gradual or subtle way
  • harmful
  • damaging
  • destructive
“The pernicious influences of the mass media”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Prompt (Verb) (of an event or fact) cause or bring about (an action or feeling).
  • impel
  • persuade
“We would be grateful for the prompt payment of your account”
Alacrity (Noun) brisk and cheerful readiness.
  • willingness
  • eagerness
  • readiness
  • preparedness
“It was an interesting challenge and I responded with alacrity”
Erode (Verb) gradually destroy or be gradually destroyed.
  • corrode
  • decay
“A bad justification will erode closeness”
Oversight (Noun) the action of overseeing something.
  • blunder
  • disregard
  • surveillance
  • mistake
“His name was omitted through an oversight”
Dodgy (Adjective) dishonest or unreliable
  • tricky
  • cunning
  • sly
“You never know how dodgy the witness is going to be”

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