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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 114

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 114

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Dismal
(adjective)
Causing a mood of gloom or depression.
  • Dingy
  • Dim
  • Dark
  • Gloomy
“The dismal weather made the late afternoon seem like evening”
Persuaded
(verb)
Induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument
  • Prevail on
  • Talk someone into
  • Coax
  • Convince
  • Make
  • Get
“It wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing”
Devoid
(adjective)
Entirely lacking or free from.
  • Free from/of
  • Empty of
  • Vacant of
  • Void of
“Lisa kept her voice devoid of emotion”
Coherent
(adjective)
(Of an argument, theory, or policy) logical and consistent.
  • Logical
  • Reasoned
  • Reasonable
  • Well reasoned
“They failed to develop a coherent economic strategy”
Invoked
(verb)
Call on (a deity or spirit) in prayer, as a witness, or for inspiration.
  • Pray to
  • Call on
  • Appeal to
  • Plead with
“the antiquated defence of insanity is rarely invoked in England”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Hark
(verb)
Listen
  • Listen
  • Lend an ear
“just hark at you, speaking all lah-de-dah!”
Unflinchingly
(adjective)
Not flinching or shrinking
  • Determined
  • Dogged
  • Grim
  • Implacable
  • Relentless
  • Unappeasable
However, now in 2019, facing its toughest crisis, the Congress must address the question unflinchingly, and in depth, if it is to refresh itself as a political force.
Symptomatic
(adjective)
Serving as a symptom or sign, especially of something undesirable.
  • Indicative
  • Signalling
  • Warning
  • Characteristic
“These difficulties are symptomatic of fundamental problems”
Appeal
(verb)
Make a serious, urgent, or heartfelt request
  • Ask urgently/earnestly
  • Request urgently/earnestly
  • Make an urgent/earnest request
“Police are appealing for information about the incident”
Disenchantment
(noun)
A feeling of disappointment about someone or something you previously respected or admired; disillusionment.
  • Disillusionment
  • Disappointment
  • Dissatisfaction
“Their growing disenchantment with the leadership”



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