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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 74

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 74

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vulnerable
(Adjective)
exposed to the possibility of being attacked or harmed, either physically or emotionally.
  • In danger
  • In peril
  • In jeopardy
  • At risk
  • Endangered
  • Unsafe
“we were in a vulnerable position”
Unprecedented
(Adjective)
never done or known before.
  • Unparalleled
  • Unequalled
  • Unmatched
  • Unrivalled
“the government took the unprecedented step of releasing confidential correspondence”
Sedition
(Noun)
conduct or speech inciting people to rebel against the authority of a state or monarch.
  • Incitement (to riot/rebellion)
  • Agitation
  • Rabble-rousing
The leaders of the group have been arrested and charged with sedition.
Skepticism
(Noun)
a sceptical attitude; doubt as to the truth of something.
  • Doubtfulness
  • Dubiousness
“these claims were treated with scepticism”
Scant
(Adjective)
barely sufficient or adequate.
  • Little
  • Little or no
  • Minimal
  • Hardly any
“companies with scant regard for the safety of future generations”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Quashing
(Verb)
reject as invalid, especially by legal procedure.
  • Cancel
  • Reverse
  • Rescind
  • Repeal
“his conviction was quashed on appeal”
Aggregating
(Verb)
form or group into a class or cluster.
  • Collection
  • Mass
  • Cluster
“socio-occupational groups aggregate men sharing similar kinds of occupation”
Dent
(Noun)
a slight hollow in a hard even surface made by a blow or pressure.
  • Indentation
  • Dint
  • Dimple
  • Dip
“there was a hideous dent in the front passenger door”
Nexus
(Noun)
a connection or series of connections linking two or more things.
  • Center
  • Connection
the nexus between industry and political power”
Peculiarity
(Noun)
a strange or unusual feature or habit.
  • Oddity
  • Anomaly
  • Abnormality
“for all his peculiarities, she finds him quite endearing”