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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 129

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

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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Contestations (Noun) The action or process of disputing or arguing.
  • Controversy
  • Debate
  • Difference
  • Difficulty
“Ideological contestation over social policy in the European Union”
Substantive (Adjective) Having a firm basis in reality and so important, meaningful, or considerable.
  • Biggish
  • Considerable
  • Good
  • Goodly
“There is no substantive evidence for the efficacy of these drugs”
Consensus (Noun) A general agreement.
  • Agreement
  • Harmony
  • Concord
  • Like-mindedness
“There is a growing consensus that the current regime has failed”
Impasse (Noun) A situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock.
  • Deadlock
  • Dead end
  • Stalemate
“The current political impasse”
Centrestage (Noun) The centre of a stage.
  • Catbird seat
  • Limelight
  • Spotlight
  • Top billing
“I took my place in the darkened centre stage”
Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Straddling (Verb) Sit or stand with one leg on either side of.
  • Sit/stand astride
  • Bestride
  • Bestraddle
“He turned the chair round and straddled it”
Agitation (Noun) A state of anxiety or nervous excitement.
  • Anxiety
  • Perturbation
  • Disquiet
“She was wringing her hands in agitation”
Reprisals (Noun) An act of retaliation.
  • Retaliation
  • Counterattack
  • Counterstroke
“Three youths died in the reprisals which followed”
Endorsed (Verb) Declare one’s public approval or support of.
  • Countersign
  • Sign on the back
“The report was endorsed by the college”
Indefensible (Adjective) Not justifiable by argument.
  • Inexcusable
  • Unjustifiable
  • Unjustified
  • Unpardonable
“This behaviour is morally indefensible”

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