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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 142

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 142

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Roster (Noun) a list or plan showing turns of duty or leave for individuals or groups in an organization.
  • registe
  • schedule
  • agenda
  • listing,
“next week’s duty roster”
Perspective (Noun) a particular attitude towards or way of regarding something; a point of view.
  • point of view
  • viewpoint
  • view
  • outlook
“her perspective on everything had been changing”
Accommodate (Verb) fit in with the wishes or needs of
  • fit in with
  • allow for
  • assist
  • aid
  • lend a hand to
“the company altered the launch date in order to accommodate a major customer”
Deprivation(Noun) the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.
  • poverty
  • impoverishment
  • penury
  • privation
“low wages mean that 3.75 million people suffer serious deprivation”
Diplomacy (Noun) the art of dealing with people in a sensitive and tactful way.
  • tact
  • tactfulness
  • sensitivity
  • discretion
“with perfect diplomacy, he divided his attention between Meryl and Anthea”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Parley (Noun) a conference between opposing sides in a dispute, especially a discussion of terms for an armistice.
  • negotiation
  • talk(s)
  • meeting
  • conference
  • summit
“a parley is in progress and the invaders may withdraw”
Impasse (Noun) a situation in which no progress is possible, especially because of disagreement; a deadlock
  • deadlock
  • dead end
  • stalemate
  • checkmate
  • stand-off
“the current political impasse”
Cryptic (Adjective) having a meaning that is mysterious or obscure.
  • enigmatic
  • mysterious
  • hard to understand
  • confusing
”he found his boss’s utterances too cryptic”
Diversify (Verb) make or become more varied
  • branch out
  • vary output
  • expand
  • enlarge operations
“the trilobites diversified into a great number of species”
Reprieve (Verb) cancel or postpone the punishment of (someone, especially someone condemned to death).
  • grant a stay of execution to
  • cancel/postpone/commute/remit someone’s punishment
“under the new regime, prisoners under sentence of death were reprieved”



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