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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 149

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 149

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Vetting (Verb) make a careful and critical examination of (something).
  • screen
  • assess
  • evaluate
  • appraise
“proposals for vetting large takeover bids”
Purview (Noun) the scope of the influence or concerns of something.
  • reach
  • scope
  • extent
  • field
“such a case might be within the purview of the legislation”
Scrutinised (Verb) examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.
  • examine carefully
  • inspect
  • survey
  • scan
“customers were warned to scrutinize the small print”
Vociferous (Adjective) expressing or characterized by vehement opinions; loud and forceful.
  • vehement
  • outspoken
  • vocal
  • forthright
“he was a vociferous opponent of the takeover”
Lax (Adjective) not sufficiently strict, severe, or careful
  • slack
  • slipshod
  • negligent
  • neglectful
“lax security arrangements at the airport”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Integral (Adjective) necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental.
  • essential
  • fundamental
  • basic
  • intrinsic
“games are an integral part of the school’s curriculum”
Onus (Noun) Somthing that is one’s duty or responsibility
  • Burden
  • Responsibility
  • Liability
  • Obligation
“the onus is on you to show that you have suffered loss”
Persuade (Verb) induce (someone) to do something through reasoning or argument
  • prevail on
  • talk someone into
  • coax
  • convince
“it wasn’t easy, but I persuaded him to do the right thing”
Retrieval (Noun) the process of getting something back from somewhere
  • recapture
  • reclamation
  • recoupment
“the investigation was completed after the retrieval of plane wreckage”
Segregation (Noun) the action or state of setting someone or something apart from others
  • separation
  • setting apart
  • keeping apart
“the segregation of pupils with learning difficulties”



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