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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 73

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 73

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Gag
(Verb)
choke or retch.
  • Retch
  • Heave
  • Dry-heave
  • Convulse
“he gagged on the wine”
Defamatory
(Adjective)
damaging the good reputation of someone; slanderous or libellous.
  • Libellous
  • Slanderous
  • Defaming
  • Calumnious
“a defamatory allegation”
Injunction
(Noun)
an authoritative warning or order.
  • Order
  • Ruling
  • Direction
  • Directive
  • Command
The temporary injunction violates the basic principle in free speech law
Disseminated
(Adjective)
having spread throughout an organ or the body
  • Broadcast
  • Circulate
  • Propagate
  • Spread
Arraying print and electronic media outlets that had not previously disseminated
Utterances
(Noun)
a spoken word, statement, or vocal sound. /the action of saying or expressing something aloud.
  • Remark
  • Comment
  • Word
  • Expression
  • Statement
“he whispered, as if to lend his utterances an added confidentiality”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Omnibus
(Adjective)
comprising several items
  • All-embracing
  • All-in [chiefly British]
  • All-inclusive
  • Broad-gauge
an omnibus edition of his more popular stories
Debutant
(Noun)
a man making his first public appearance, especially in sport
  • New comer
  • Beginner
“rarely in the history of the festival has a debutant director won the Palme d’Or”
Defendants
(Noun)
an individual, company, or institution sued or accused in a court of law.
  • Accused
  • Prisoner at the bar
the defendant tried to claim that it was self-defence”
Jolt
(Verb)
push or shake (someone or something) abruptly and roughly.
  • Push
  • Thrust
“a surge in the crowd behind him jolted him forwards”
Reeled
(Verb)
lose one’s balance and stagger or lurch violently.
  • Stagger
  • Lurch
  • Sway
  • Rock
  • Stumble
  • Totter
“he punched Connolly in the ear, sending him reeling”