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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 80

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 80

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rebuff
(Verb)
reject (someone or something) in an abrupt or ungracious manner.
  • Turn down
  • Spurn
  • Refuse
  • Decline
“I asked her to be my wife, and was rebuffed in no uncertain terms”
Legitimize
(Verb)
make legitimate.
  • Validate
  • Legitimate
  • Permit
  • Warrant
voters legitimize the government through the election of public officials”
Unanimous
(Adjective)
(of two or more people) fully in agreement
  • In complete accord
  • Of one mind
  • Like-minded
“the doctors were unanimous in their diagnoses”
Provenance
(Noun)
the beginning of something’s existence; something’s origin.
  • origin
  • source
  • place of origin
Dissenting
(Adjective)
holding or expressing opinions that are at variance with those commonly or officially held.
  • Differ
  • Demur
  • Diverge
“there were a couple of dissenting voices”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Parleys
(Noun)
a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.
  • Meeting
  • Conference
  • Summit
  • Discussion
“a parley is in progress and the invaders may withdraw”
Travesty
(Noun)
a false, absurd, or distorted representation of something.
  • Poor substitute
  • Mockery
  • Parody
  • Caricature
“the absurdly lenient sentence is a travesty of justice”
Consonance
(Noun)
agreement or compatibility between opinions or actions.
  • Agreement
  • Concord
  • Accord
  • Accordance
“consonance between conservation measures and existing agricultural practice”
Revivifies
(verb)
give new life or vigour to.
  • Animate
  • Arouse
  • Awaken
“they revivified a wine industry that had all but vanished”
Murky
(Adjective)
dark and gloomy, especially due to thick mist.
  • Louring
  • Threatening
  • Cheerless
  • Depressing
“the sky was murky and a thin drizzle was falling”