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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 58

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 58

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contempt
(Noun)
The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration.
  • Scorn
  • Disdain
  • Disrespect
The contempt law must not be used, or seen to be used, to stifle dissenting views.
Scandalize
(Verb)
Shock or horrify (someone) by a real or imagined violation of propriety or morality.
  • Shock
  • Appal
  • Outrage
  • Horrify
  • Disgust
Their lack of manners scandalized their hosts
Outright
(Adjective)
Absolute, Complete, Utter, Downright, Sheer, Stark,
  • total
  • wholly
  • completely
There is no legal provision for an outright ban on it.
Adverse
(Adjective)
Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.
  • Unfavourable
  • Disadvantageous
  • Inauspicious
Taxes are having an adverse effect on production.
Tendentious
(Adjective)
Expressing or intending to promote a particular cause or point of view, especially a controversial one
  • Bias
  • Favor
  • Non – objectivity
  • One-sidedness
While there may be a need to curb tendentious criticism of the judiciary and self-serving comments on ongoing proceedings in mainstream and social media.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Stifle
(Verb)
Make (someone) unable to breathe properly; suffocate
  • Suffocate
  • Choke
  • Asphyxiate
There is a compelling case to use the contempt law sparingly, and avoid the impression that it is being used to stifle free speech or dissent.
Detached
(Adjective)
Separate or disconnected.
  • Unfastened
  • Disconnected
  • Disengaged
Lenience, not anger, ought to be the primary response of a detached judiciary
Lenience
(Noun)
The fact or quality of being more merciful or tolerant than expected; clemency.
  • Charity
  • Clemency
  • Forbearance
A judgeʼs reputation for lenience towards first-time criminals
Sparing
(Adjective)
Moderate; Economical.
  • Thrifty
  • Economical
  • Frugal
Physicians advised sparing use of the ointment.
Umbrage
(Noun)
The feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity
  • Dudgeon
  • Huff
  • Miff
It is a moot question whether the court ought to have taken umbrage at this remark or ignored it