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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 119

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 119

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Assurance
(Noun)
A positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise.
  • Word
  • Word of honour
  • Guarantee
  • Promise
“he gave an assurance that work would begin on Monday”
Outshone
(Verb)
Shine more brightly than.
  • Surpass
  • Be superior to
  • Overshadow
  • Eclipse
“a supernova would outshine all the other stars in its galaxy”
Imprimatur
(Noun)
An official licence issued by the Roman Catholic Church to print an ecclesiastical or religious book
  • Okey
  • Warrant
  • Visa
  • Endorsement
“The imprimatur for this edition was granted by Cardinal O’Casey”
Precursor
(Noun)
A person or thing that comes before another of the same kind; a forerunner.
  • Forerunner
  • Predecessor
  • Forefather
  • Father
  • Parent
“A three-stringed precursor of the violin”
Choppy
(Adjective)
Having a disjointed or jerky quality.
  • Full of waves
  • Turbulent
  • Heavy
  • Heaving
“Sea conditions are often very choppy”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Confidant
(Noun)
A person with whom one shares a secret or private matter, trusting them not to repeat it to others.
  • Close friend
  • Bosom friend
  • Best friend
“A close confidante of the princess”
Skewed
(Verb)
Suddenly change direction or position.
  • Askew
  • Aslant
  • Atilt
  • Awry
  • Cock-a-hoop
  • Cockeyed
“the car had skewed across the track”
Crumbled
(Verb)
break or fall apart into small fragments, especially as part of a process of deterioration.
  • Fall down
  • Fall to pieces
  • Fall apart
  • Collapse
“the plaster started to crumble”
Orthodox
(Adjective)
following or conforming to the traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice.
  • Conservative
  • Traditional
  • Observant
  • Conformist
  • Devout
“Burke’s views were orthodox in his time”
Coalition
(Noun)
A temporary alliance for combined action, especially of political parties forming a government.
  • Alliance
  • Union
  • Partnership
  • Affiliation
“A coalition between Liberals and Conservatives”



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