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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 35

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 35

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Acquittal (Noun) A judgment or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
  • Absolution
  • Exoneration
  • Exculpation
  • Liberation
Now the choice is go to trial on a felony assault charge and hope for an acquittal or plead guilty to a misdemeanor.
Acumen (Noun) The ability to make good judgments and take quick decisions.
  • Shrewdness
  • Acuity
  • Cleverness
  • Smartness
But generally I prefer policies that demonstrate a scintilla of common sense and financial acumen.
Adjudication (Noun) A formal judgment on a disputed matter.
  • Arbitration
  • Decision
  • Assessment
  • Verdict
Articles 5 and 6 both deal with the
promptness with which an
must proceed against criminal defendants.
Condign (Adjective) (of punishment or retribution) appropriate to the crime or wrongdoing; fitting and deserved.
  • Earned
  • Merited
  • Warranted
  • Justifiable
I may pity him, and even understand his motives, but a murderer is still deserving of condign punishment.
Downright (Adjective) (of something bad or unpleasant) utter; complete (used for emphasis).
  • Total
  • Absolute
  • Thorough
  • Perfect
  • Sheer
It was downright bad marking that allowed Dermot Shields head past Larkin from six yards for the lead goal.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Exemption (Noun) The action of freeing or state of being free from an obligation or liability imposed on others.
  • Indemnity
  • Exclusion
  • Freedom
  • Relief
If they get exemption from rent control law, their income would increase several times.
Fare (Verb) Perform in a specified way in a particular situation or over a particular period.
  • Proceed
  • Progress
  • Manage
  • Cope
We’ll also give you exclusive analysis of how each team fared over the weekend.
Persuasion (Noun) A belief or set of beliefs, especially religious or political ones.
  • opinion
  • conviction
  • faith
  • view
Political leaders and women of all political persuasions are expected to attend the commemorations.
Plaudit (Noun) An expression of praise or approval.
  • Acclamation
  • Commendation
  • Encomiums
  • Accolades
The film smoothly rides on its success, earning the plaudit of being one of the highest-ever grossers in the Malayalam film industry.
Remit (Verb) Cancel or refrain from exacting or inflicting (a debt or punishment).
  • Revoke
  • Repeal
  • Rescind
  • Abrogate
The judge refused to remit the young manʼs cavalier disregard for his pile of unpaid speeding tickets.