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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 88

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 88

shape Introduction

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


shape Vocabulary

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Preside
(Verb)
be in the position of authority in a meeting or other gathering.
  • Chair
  • Take the chair
“the prime minister will preside at an emergency cabinet meeting”
Onslaught
(Noun)
a fierce or destructive attack.
  • Assault
  • Attack
  • Offensive
  • Aggression
  • Advance
“a series of onslaughts on the citadel”
Deplorable
(Adjective)
deserving strong condemnation; completely unacceptable.
  • Disgraceful
  • Shameful
  • Dishonourable
  • Disreputable
“children living in deplorable conditions”
Aggrieved
(Adjective)
feeling resentment at having been unfairly treated.
  • Affronted
  • Indignant
  • Disgruntled
  • Discontented
“they were aggrieved at the outcome”
Anguish
(Verb)
severe mental or physical pain or suffering
  • Agony
  • Pain
  • Torment
  • Torture
“she shut her eyes in anguish”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contended
(Verb)
struggle to surmount (a difficulty).
  • Cope with
  • Face
  • Grapple with
  • Deal with
“she had to contend with his uncertain temper”
Purported
(Adjective)
appearing or stated to be true, though not necessarily so; alleged.
  • Claim
  • Lay claim
  • Profess
  • Pretend
“the purported marriage was void”
Acquiescent
(Adjective)
ready to accept something without protest, or to do what someone else wants.
  • Compliant
  • Complying
  • Consenting
  • Cooperative
“his acquiescent mood”
Redacted
(Verb)
edit (text) for publication.
  • Adjusted
  • Amended
“a confidential memo which has been redacted from 25 pages to just one paragraph”
Exonerates
(Verb)
(of an official body) absolve (someone) from blame for a fault or wrongdoing.
  • Absolve
  • Clear
  • Acquit
  • Declare
“an inquiry exonerated those involved”