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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 81

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 81

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Rescinded
(Verb)
revoke, cancel, or repeal (a law, order, or agreement).
  • Revoke
  • Repeal
  • Cancel
  • Reverse
“the government eventually rescinded the directive”
Draconian
(Adjective)
(of laws or their application) excessively harsh and severe.
  • Harsh
  • Severe
  • Strict
  • Extreme
  • Drastic
“the Nazis destroyed the independence of the press by a series of draconian laws”
Perishable
(Adjective)
(especially of food) likely to decay or go bad quickly.
  • Liable to rot
  • Easily spoilt
“the storage of perishable foods”
Emphasise
(Verb)
give special importance or value to (something) in speaking or writing.
  • Focus attention on
  • Highlight
  • Point up
  • Spotlight
“they emphasize the need for daily, one-to-one contact between parent and child”
Unfettered
(Adjective)
not confined or restricted.
  • Unrestrained
  • Unrestricted
  • Unconstrained
“his imagination is unfettered by the laws of logic”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Segregate
(Verb)
set apart from the rest or from each other; isolate or divide.
  • Keep apart
  • Sort out
“apprehensions about groups segregated from the rest of society”
Indictment
(Noun)
a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime.
  • Charge
  • Accusation
  • Arraignment
“an indictment for conspiracy”
Contentious
(Adjective)
causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • Disputed
  • Contended
  • Open to question/debate
“a contentious issue”
Fringe
(Noun)
an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material.
  • Edging
  • Edge
  • Border
  • Hem
“a long grey skirt with a fringe”
Clinching
(Verb)
confirm or settle (a contract or bargain).
  • Bring off
  • Complete
  • Confirm
  • Seal
“the Texan wanted to impress him to clinch a business deal”