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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 63

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 63

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Acquittal
(noun)
a judgement or verdict that a person is not guilty of the crime with which they have been charged.
  • Absolution
  • Clearing
  • Exoneration
“the trial resulted in an acquittal”
Travesty
(noun)
a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
  • Misrepresentation
  • Distortion
  • Perversion
  • Corruption
“the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice”
Heinous
(adjective)
of a person or wrongful act, especially a crime) utterly odious or wicked.
  • Odious
  • Wicked
  • Evil
  • Atrocious
  • Monstrous
  • Disgraceful
“a battery of heinous crimes”
Hostile
(verb)
showing or feeling opposition or dislike; unfriendly.
  • Antagonistic
  • Aggressive
  • Confrontational
  • Belligerent
“a hostile audience”
Detonators
(noun)
a device or small sensitive charge used to detonate an explosive.
  • Ball of fire
  • Fuse
  • Human dynamo
Among these were one who removed a mobile phone from the body of Sunil Joshi, a prime accused in the case who was murdered in December 2007, and another who bought mobile phones and electric detonators.

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Archipelago
(noun)
an extensive group of islands.
  • Sland
  • Terra firma
  • Ground
  • Land
  • Dry land.
“the Indonesian archipelago”
Grappling
(verb)
engage in a close fight or struggle without weapons; wrestle.
  • Wrestle
  • Struggle
  • Tussle
“passers-by grappled with the man after the knife attack”
Plunge
(verb)
jump or dive quickly and energetically.
  • Thrust
  • Stick
  • Ram
  • Drive
  • Jab
  • Stab
“our little daughters whooped as they plunged into the sea”
Unwound
(adjective)
(of a clock or watch) not wound or wound up.
  • Loosen
  • Unfurl
  • Unravel
“Ella unwound the long woollen scarf from her neck”
Harmony
(noun)
the combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce a pleasing effect.
  • Euphony
  • Polyphony
  • Consonance
“the piece owes its air of tranquillity largely to the harmony”