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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 56

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 56

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ceasefire
(Noun)
A temporary suspension of fighting
  • A truce
  • armistice
  • Peace
The enemy army have been guilty of violating the ceasefire on over 300 occasions.
Crucial
(Adjective)
Decisive or critical, especially in the success or failure of something
  • Pivotal
  • Critical
  • Key
  • Climacteric
  • Decisive
Her work has been crucial to the project’s success.
Deplorable
(Adjective)
Deserving strong condemnation; Completely unacceptable
  • Disgraceful
  • Shameful
  • Dishonourable
  • Disreputable
The children were raised in deplorable conditions.
Erratic
(Adjective)
Not even or regular in pattern or movement
  • Unpredictable
  • Inconsistent
  • Changeable
  • Variable
In her study room, books were arranged erratically on chairs, tables, and shelves.
Imperative
(Adjective)
Of vital importance
  • Crucial
  • All-important
  • Vital
  • Crucial
  • Critical
It’s imperative to act now before the problem gets really serious.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Indifference
(Noun)
Lack of interest, concern, or sympathy
  • Lack of concern about
  • Unconcern about
  • Apathy
Her indifference to sports bothered him.
Replicate
(Verb)
Make an exact copy of
  • Reproduce
  • Copy
  • Reproduce
  • Duplicate
It might be impractical to replicate Eastern culture in the west.
Rivalry
(Noun)
competition for the same objective or for superiority in the same field.
  • Opposition
  • Conflict
  • Strife
  • Feuding
  • Discord
  • Antagonism
  • Enmity
There’s rivalry among his three sons.
Truce
(Noun)
An agreement between enemies or opponents to stop fighting or arguing for a certain time.
  • Ceasefire
  • Armistice
After years of rivalry between the two companies have agreed to a truce.
Vital
(Adjective)
Absolutely necessary
  • Essential
  • Indispensable
  • Crucial
  • Key
A strong opposition is vital to a healthy democracy.