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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 145

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 145

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Perceptible (Adjective) (especially of a slight movement or change of state) able to be seen or noticed
  • noticeable
  • perceivable
  • detectable
  • discernible
a perceptible decline in public confidence
Rupture (Verb) – breach or disturb (a harmonious feeling or situation)
  • sever
  • break
  • cut off
  • break off
  • breach
  • disrupt
once trust and confidence has beenruptured it can be difficult to regain
Rhetoric (Noun) the art of effective or persuasive speaking or writing, especially the exploitation of figures of speech and other compositional techniques.
  • oratory
  • eloquence
  • power of speech
  • command of language
  • expression
he is using a common figure ofrhetoric, hyperbole
Sermonising (Verb) to give a long talk to people, telling them how they should behave in order to be better people
  • advocate
  • preach
My grandmother’s all right until she starts sermonizing and then she’s unbearable.
Contentious (Adjective) causing or likely to cause an argument; controversial.
  • controversial
  • disputable
  • debatable
  • disputed
  • contended
  • open to question
a contentious issue

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Meddling (Verb) interfere in something that is not one’s concern
  • interfere
  • butt in
  • intrude
  • intervene
  • interlope
  • pry
  • poke
  • nose
  • busybody
I don’t want him meddling in our affairs
Credence (Noun) belief in or acceptance of something as true.
  • acceptance
  • belief
  • faith
  • trust
  • confidence
  • reliance
  • traction
psychoanalysis finds little credence among laymen
Discreetly (Adjective) careful and prudent in one’s speech or actions, especially in order to keep something confidential or to avoid embarrassment.
  • careful
  • circumspect
  • cautious
  • wary
  • chary
  • guarded
  • close-lipped
  • close-mouthed
we made some discreet inquiries
Obscuring (Verb) make unclear and difficult to understand.
  • confuse
  • complicate
  • obfuscate
  • cloud
  • blur
  • muddy
the debate has become obscured by conflicting ideological perspectives
Critiqued (Verb) evaluate (a theory or practice) in a detailed and analytical way.
  • analysis
  • evaluation
  • assessment
  • appraisal
  • appreciation
  • review
  • write-up
the authors critique the methods and practices used in the research



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