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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 131

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 131

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Reluctant
(Adjective)
Unwilling and hesitant; isinclined.
  • Unwilling
  • Disinclined
  • Unenthusiastic
“Today, many ordinary people are still reluctant to talk about politics”
Negotiate
(Verb)
Obtain or bring about by discussion.
  • Arrange
  • Work out
  • Thrash out
  • Hammer out
“He negotiated a new contract with the sellers”
Afflicting
(Verb)
(of a problem or illness) Cause pain or trouble to; affect adversely.
  • Trouble
  • Bother
  • Burden
  • Distress
“His younger child was afflicted with a skin disease”
Reprisal
(Noun)
An act of retaliation.
  • Counterattack
  • Counterstroke
  • Comeback
“Three youths died in the reprisals which followed”
Constraints
(Noun)
A limitation or restriction.
  • Restriction
  • Limitation
  • Curb
  • Check
“Time constraints make it impossible to do everything”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Envisaged
(Verb)
Contemplate or conceive of as a possibility or a desirable future event.
  • Foresee
  • Predict
  • Forecast
the Rome Treaty envisaged free movement across frontiers”
Epicenter
(Noun)
The point on the earth’s surface vertically above the focus of an earthquake.
  • Axis
  • Base
  • Capital
  • Center
  • Central
  • Core
“The epicentre of labour militancy was the capital itself”
Cognizable
(Verb)
Capable of being judicially heard and determined
  • Perceptible
  • Clearly identifiable
“A cognizable claim”
Grievous
(Adjective)
(of something bad) Very severe or serious.
  • Serious
  • Severe
  • Grave
  • Bad
  • Critical
“his death was a grievous blow”
Adverse
(Adjective)
Preventing success or development; harmful; unfavourable.
  • Unfavourable
  • Disadvantageous
“Taxes are having an adverse effect on production”



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