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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 87

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 87

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Arraigned
(Verb)
call or bring (someone) before a court to answer a criminal charge.
  • Indict
  • Prosecute
  • Put on trial
“her sister was arraigned on charges of attempted murder”
Conspirator
(Noun)
a person who takes part in a conspiracy.
  • Intriguer
  • Colluder
  • Collaborator
“conspirators had planned to seize the state”
Credentials
(Noun)
a qualification, achievement, quality, or aspect of a person’s background, especially when used to indicate their suitability for something.
  • Capability
  • Goods
  • Qualification
  • Stuf
“recruitment is based mainly on academic credentials”
Totemic
(Adjective)
regarded as being symbolic or representative of a particular quality or concept.
  • Consanguineous
  • Innate
“the totemic image of Bogart represents an immutably powerful mystique”
Fringe
(Noun)
an ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material.
  • Edging
  • Edge
  • Border
  • Trimming
“a long grey skirt with a fringe”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Entail
(Verb)
involve (something) as a necessary or inevitable part or consequence.
  • Make necessary
  • Require
  • Need
  • Demand
a situation which entails considerable risks”
Pendency
(Noun)
the state, condition, or period of being pending or awaiting settlement.
  • Suspense
  • Undecided
the defendant should be restrained from further public comment during the pendency of the trial”
Vindictive
(Adjective)
having or showing a strong or unreasoning desire for revenge.
  • Out for revenge
  • Revengeful
  • Avenging
  • Unforgiving
“the criticism was both vindictive and personalized”
Tortuous
(Adjective)
full of twists and turns.
  • Twisting
  • Winding
  • Curving
  • Curvy
  • Bending
“the route is remote and tortuous”
Competent
(Adjective)
having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.
  • Capable
  • Able
  • Proficient
  • Adept
“an infinitely competent mother of three”