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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 85

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 85

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Status quo
the existing state of affairs, especially regarding social or political issues.
  • Normalcy
  • Normality
“they have a vested interest in maintaining the status quo”
lack of equality or equivalence between parts or aspects of something; lack of symmetry.
  • Unbalanced
  • Unsymmetrical
“there was an asymmetry between the right and left ears”
the condition of being anonymous.
  • Facelessness
  • Namelessness
  • Nowhere
  • Nowheresville
“the official spoke on condition of anonymity”
the process of taking legal action.
  • Legal proceeding(s)
  • Legal action
  • Lawsuit
  • Legal dispute
“he objected to some passages in the book, but did not resort to litigation”
the state or quality of being holy, sacred, or saintly.
  • Holiness
  • Godliness
  • Sacredness
“the site of the tomb was a place of sanctity for the ancient Egyptians”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
base an argument, theory, or undertaking on.
  • Assumption
  • Given
  • Hypothetical
  • Postulate
“the reforms were premised on our findings”
the quality of lacking transparency or translucence.
  • Opaqueness
  • Non-transparency
  • Lack of transparency
“the difficulty and opacity in Barthes’ texts”
(of a person or action) creating or controlling a situation rather than just responding to it after it has happened.
  • Enterprising
  • Take-charge
  • Energetic
“employers must take a proactive approach to equal pay”
fill; pervade.
  • Pervade,,
  • Permeate
  • Suffuse
“infuse the dried flowers in boiling water”
put an end to (a rebellion or other disorder), typically by the use of force.
  • Put an end to
  • Stamp out
  • Put a stop to
  • Finish
“extra police were called to quell the disturbance”