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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 347

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 347

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stubborn (Adjective) difficult to move, remove, or cure.
  • obstinate
  • persistent
  • tenacious
  • fast
“The man was too stubborn to admit that he was wrong”
Disruptive (Adjective) causing or tending to cause disruption.
  • Disturbing
  • Distressful
“Ramesh’s disruptive behaviour put intense pressure on his family”
Gallows (Noun) a structure, typically of two uprights and a crosspiece, for the hanging of criminals.
  • hanging
  • noose
  • scaffold
“Save a thief from gallows and he will help hang you”
Logjam (Noun) a crowded mass of logs blocking a river.
  • deadlock
  • gridlock
  • standoff
  • impasse
“The logjam on the railways is now playing havoc with the national economy”
Tactics (Noun) an action or strategy carefully planned to achieve a specific end.
  • plan
  • scheme
“They planned the tactics for the next day’s battle”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Disruption (Noun) disturbance or problems which interrupt an event, activity, or process.
  • interruption
  • turmoil
  • disorder
“The strike is expected to cause delays and disruption to flights”
Persuade (Verb) induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument.
  • convince
  • influence
“They couldn’t persuade him into accepting their terms”
Stature (Noun) importance or reputation gained by ability or achievement.
  • quality
  • prestige
  • eminence
“Mary was surprised to spot her husband, recognizable by his small stature and familiar shirt, walking across the river”
Combative (Adjective) ready or eager to fight or argue.
  • bellicose
  • belligerent
  • aggressive
“He conducted the meeting in his usual combative style, refusing to admit any mistakes”
Partisan (Noun) prejudiced in favour of a particular cause.
  • supporter
  • biased
“You must listen to both points of view and try not to be partisan”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intimidate (verb) frighten or overawe (someone), especially in order to make them do what one wants.
  • dishearten
  • dismay
  • terrify
“Her boss intimidates her”
Ephemeral (Adjective) Lasting for a short time
  • Temporary
  • Short-lived
  • transient.
“The time is ephemeral so don’t waste it”
Ardent (Adjective) Characterized by strong enthusiasm
  • Passionate
  • enthusiastic
  • zealous
“One should be an ardent supporter for the right cause”
Mandate (noun) an official order or commission to do something.
  • instruction
  • directive
  • direction
  • decree
  • command
“They carried out the governor’s mandate to build more roads”
Dissidence (Noun) disagreement over a matter
  • contention
  • disagreement
  • discordance
  • disharmony
  • dispute
“So much is said nowadays about the dissidence of the spiritual and intellectual worlds”

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