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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 157

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Current Affairs Vocabulary Day 157

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


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Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Indigenous (Adjective) originating or occurring naturally in a particular place; native.
  • native
  • aboriginal
  • loca
“the indigenous peoples of Siberia”
Velocity (Noun) (in general use) speed.
  • speed
  • pace
  • rate
  • tempo
  • momentum
“the tank shot backwards at an incredible velocity”
Altitude (Noun) the height of an object or point in relation to sea level or ground level.
  • height
  • elevation
  • distance above the sea/ground
“flight data including airspeed and altitude”
Decouple (Verb) separate, disengage, or dissociate (something) from something else
  • disassociate
  • disconnect
  • disjoin
  • disjoint
“the mountings effectively decouple movements of the engine from those of the wheels”
Snag (Noun) an unexpected or hidden obstacle or drawback
  • obstacle
  • difficulty
  • complication
“there’s one small snag”

Word Definition Synonyms Usage
Tweak (Verb) improve (a mechanism or system) by making fine adjustments to it
  • adjust
  • make adjustments to
  • modify
“engineers tweak the car’s operating systems during the race”
Iteration (Noun) the repetition of a process or utterance.
  • duplication
  • redo
  • reduplication
Now Carter and Knight are in their third iteration of a boy band, of sorts
Divergence (Noun) the process or state of diverging.
  • separation
  • dividing
  • parting
“the divergence between primates and other groups”
Detractor (Noun) a person who disparages someone or something.
  • critic
  • disparager
  • denigrator
  • deprecator
“the island, say its detractors, has been devoured by development”
Hitherto (Adverb) until now or until the point in time under discussion/td>

  • previously
  • formerly
  • earlier
“hitherto part of French West Africa, Benin achieved independence in 1960”



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