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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 96

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 96

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Ally
(Noun)
A person or organization that cooperates with or helps another in a particular activity
  • Associate
  • Colleague
  • Friend
  • Confederate
He was forced to dismiss his closest political ally
Incumbent
(Adjective)
(Of an official or regime) currently holding office
  • Current
  • Existing
  • Present
  • In office
  • In power
The incumbent President had been defeated
Dispensation
(Adjective)
A political, religious, or social system prevailing at a particular time
  • System
  • Order
  • Scheme
  • Plan
Scholarship is conveyed to a wider audience than under the old dispensation
Volatile
(Adjective)
Liable to change rapidly and unpredictably, especially for the worse
  • Tense
  • Strained
  • Fraught
  • Uneasy
  • Uncomfortable
The political situation was becoming more volatile
Trespass
(Verb)
Make unfair claims on or take advantage of (something).
  • Take advantage of
  • Impose on
  • Make use of
  • Play on
She really must not trespass on his hospitality

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Intimidation
(Noun)
The action of intimidating someone, or the state of being intimidated
  • Frightening
  • Menacing
  • Terrifying
  • Scaring
The intimidation of witnesses and jurors
Apparently
(Adverb)
As far as one knows or can see
  • Seemingly
  • Evidently
  • By all accounts
  • So it seems
  • Ostensibly
The child nodded, apparently content with the promise
Scrutiny
(Noun)
Critical observation or examination
  • Inspection
  • Survey
  • Scan
  • Study
Every aspect of local government was placed under scrutiny
Rigorous
(Adjective)
Extremely thorough and careful
  • Meticulous
  • Punctilious
  • Conscientious
  • Careful
  • Diligent
  • Attentive
The rigorous testing of consumer products
Pursue
(Verb)
Follow or chase (someone or something)
  • Go after
  • Run after
  • Follow
  • Chase
The officer pursued the van



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